GSM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a GSM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .GSM files.

What is a GSM file?

The .gsm file extension is used for an audio file format, which was created for Internet telephony applications in Europe. The GSM file format is based on the GSM 6.10 prI-ETS 300 036 13kbit/s standard, which is also implemented throughout many European territories. A .gsm file is produced by this lossy CBR sound compression codec.The audio sample rate of a GSM file is 8000 samples/second, while its data rate is 13 Kbps. The .gsm file format is also used as a global standard format for many mobile phones, and WAV files may also be encoded using this format. These GSM files provide a practical compromise between file size and quality, making this file format an efficient standard for telephone-quality audio.The audio data in a .gsm file can be viewed by using Awave Studio, which is an audio editing and authoring application that was designed for Windows PCs. These GSM files can also be converted into more standard formats like MP3 and WAV. There are many audio editing tools with support for converting .gsm files into other audio file formats.

How to open GSM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension GSM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different GSM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GSM

While we know of one file format using the .GSM 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 .GSM file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
MixPadMixPadUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
MixPad Audio MixerMixPad Audio MixerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GSM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with GSM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!