How to Open or Play AMR file on Windows and Mac OS

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Have you downloaded or received a music file from your friend in .amr format? Every media player do not support opening or playing amr audio files. Let us first understand what is an AMR file format and later we discuss how to play AMR files on media players.


What is a .amr file?

Adaptive Multi-Rate or AMR file is a compressed audio file format which is widely used in by 3G cell phones for voice recording like MMS messages. The shorts voice recording gets stored in AMR format in mobile devices.


How to open or Play .amr files?

Following are the various tools to play AMR files.


1) AMR Player.

AMR Player is a freeware application to play the AMR audio files on your PC. Using this tool you can easily convert multimedia file formats like MP3 or WAV to audio AMR/AWB format, or output AMR audio files to MP3/WAV audio format. AMR Player is 100% free for both personal and commercial use.


Follow simple steps to play AMR files.

  • Download latest version of AMR Player.
  • Click “Add Files” button to add amr file
  • Select the “.amr” file, and then click “Play” button



To convert AMR file to MP3 file format.

  • Select the AMR file that you had added,
  • Click “AMR to MP3”, mention the MP3 file name,
  • The AMR player will convert your AMR files instantly.


2) Retrocode

RetroCode is a mobile content converter that reads and write most common sample based ringtone formats – SMAF (MA2,MA3,MA5,MA7), RMF, MFM, CMX, QCP, AMR (NB,WB), AAC, MP3, OGG, SWF, RA, WAV. Download the latest version of Retrocode.


3) Mobile AMR converter

It converts AMR files to wave files (*.wav) and vice-versa using Sony Ericsson AMR converter. If you want to use mp3 files into mobile phone, you can also convert MP3 files residing on your computer machine to AMR files. Download the latest version of Mobile AMR Converter.





4) Total Video Player

This is the best found so far. Once installed, there is absolutely no need to install any video codecs. Total video player can play almost any media format. Version V1.31 of the tool is supporting following formats so far-


Video Formats:


  • MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • H264/AVC mpeg4(.mp4)
  • 3gp(.3gp, 3g2)
  • WMV (.wmv)
  • Zune (.wmv)
  • ASF (.asf)
  • SAMSUNG L55W DC (.mp4)
  • CASIO (.avi)
  • KODAK DC V550 (.mov)
  • iPod mpeg4 mov (.mov)
  • iPod mpeg4 (.mp4)
  • iPod H264 (.mp4)
  • iPhone mpeg4 (.mp4)
  • iPhone H264 (.mp4)
  • Apple TV mpeg4 (.mp4)
  • Apple TV H264 (.mp4)
  • Game Psp (.mp4)
  • Nokia cellphone (.mp4, .3gp)
  • Sony cellphone (.mp4, .3gp)
  • Ms Mpeg4 AVI (.avi)
  • Divx AVI (.avi)
  • Xvid AVI (.avi)
  • H264 AVI (.avi)
  • Mjpeg AVI (.avi)
  • HuffYUV AVI (.avi)
  • Swf Video (.swf)
  • FLV video(.flv)
  • Gif Animation (.gif)
  • Mpeg4 Mov (.mov)
  • Apple Quicktime (.mov)
  • HD Mpeg TS (.ts)
  • MPEG1 (.mpg, mpeg)

 Audio Formats:


  • WAV
  • CD disc
  • MPEG audio(.mp3, mp2)
  • Ms WAV (.wav)
  • Ms WMA (.wma)
  • OGG (.ogg)
  • Amr audio (.amr)
  • Awb audio (.awb)
  • AC3 (.ac3)
  • SUN AU format (.au)
  • m4a (mp4 audio)
  • aac (aac audio)
  • mmf (mmf audio)
  • Flac (flac audio)

Download Total Video Player


5) Apple QuickTime Player or Real Networks RealPlayer

Mac OS users and Windows OS users can use popular media players like- Apple QuickTime Player or Real Networks RealPlayer to play the AMR files. The latest version of both the players provides support to AMR file formats.


If you know any other methods of playing AMR file or AMR file converter please share using the comments box below

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