AWB File

What are AWB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AWB 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 AWB file?

AWB files have multiple uses, and Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband audio is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband audio

AWB stands for Adaptive Multi-Rate Wide Band. It is an improvement of the .amr file format and was developed by Nokia. Files with the .awb extension are compressed audio files that have been optimized to record speech and for voice transmission on mobile networks.

How to open AWB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AWB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AWB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different AWB openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 27, 2022

More file formats using the AWB extension

Through our research of AWB files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • ADX2 HCA Audio

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
E.M. Total Video PlayerE.M. Total Video PlayerUser submitted
AVS DVD PlayerAVS DVD PlayerUser submitted
Total Video PlayerTotal Video PlayerUser submitted
RealTimesRealTimesUser submitted
WindowsPlayerWindowsPlayerUser submitted
Real AlternativeReal AlternativeUser submitted

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