AMR File Type

- The quick facts

What are AMR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AMR file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AMR file?

An .AMR file is an Adaptive Multi Rate encoded audio file.

AMR stands for Adaptive Multi-Rate. The .amr file format was developed by Ericsson. Files with the .amr extension are compressed audio files that have been optimized to record speech.

The AMR file format was created for cell phone voice recordings. When a user creates a voice message or voice memo with certain cellular phones, the files are created with the .amr file extension.

Unlike many of the other audio codec formats used for digital devices, the sound quality of AMR files is not ideal. This is because these files are optimized for speech recording and not for quality audio playback.

How to open AMR files

We have identified one AMR opener that is compatible with this specific type of AMR file.

Programs that open Adaptive Multi Rate encoded audio files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension AMR

While we know of one file format using the .AMR file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AMR file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AMR files. Remember, different programs may use AMR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
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