.AMR File Extension
Adaptive Multi-rate Codec File
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What is an AMR file?
An AMR file is an audio file saved in a compressed audio format developed by Ericsson. It is optimized for storing spoken audio and is used by many 3G cell phones to store voice recordings, which include MMS messages.
AMR files incorporate the Algebraic Code Excited Linear Prediction (ACELP) algorithm, which is designed to efficiently compress human speech audio.
AMR files may be saved in either the AMR-NB (Narrowband) or AMR-WB (Wideband) format. Wideband audio supports a broader frequency range and therefore provides better sound quality.
How to open an AMR file
You can open and play an AMR file in VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform), Microsoft Groove Music (Windows), or Apple QuickTime Player (Mac). You can edit the audio an AMR file contains in Audacity (multiplatform), provided you have Audacity's optional FFmpeg library installed.