What is a .AMR File And How To Open It – Ericsson (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .amr extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .amr file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .AMR file?

The file extension .AMR is from Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec File.It was developed by Ericsson. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .amr file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .AMR file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .AMR file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AMR file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .amr file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 and Audacity software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AMR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple QuickTime Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AMR file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .amr file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Audacity software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple QuickTime Player, ShedWorx Smart Converter, VideoLAN VLC media player and Audacity.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AMR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Audacity software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AMR file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .amr file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Audacity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and Audacity.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AMR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Audacity software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .AMR file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .amr file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .AMR file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software and install it. The other software that opens the .amr file on Android is RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .AMR file?

If you cannot open the .AMR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .AMR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ams – Adobe Systems, .ams – Velvet Development, .amsorm – Xcira, .amu – Sony, .amv – Anime Music Video File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AMR file with the Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, Audacity programs on Windows, Audacity, Apple QuickTime Player, ShedWorx Smart Converter, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac, Audacity, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software on Android.