How to Play AMR Files on Windows?

Method 1: Install AMR Player; Method 2: Convert AMR to MP3; Method 3:  Install K-Lite Codec Pack

My friend had sent me one audio file which was recorded by his phone app. I tried to open it on my Windows computer, but I failed. Can you share me a solution to this? Thanks.

We all know that Windows default player-Windows Media Player does not support to play AMR files and that is the reason why you can not open AMR file on your Windows computers. To help you out of this difficult situation, the following shares three widely used solutions. Check them below.

Solution One: Install An AMR Player for Windows

Windows default player-Windows Media Player does not support AMR playback natively and you only need to install another player which supports AMR file to your Windows computer and then launch it to play your AMR files. Avdshare Audio Converter, as the powerful AMR player, has been widely used to play AMR files on Windows computers. You can download Avdshare Audio Converter for Windows version, install it on your Windows computer. Launch it and click the Add File button to import your AMR file and then click Play button to play your AMR files on your Windows computers.

Besides Avdshare Audio Converter, you can also use iDealshare VideoGo, VLC Player for Windows to play your AMR files on your Windows computer.

Solution Two: Convert AMR to Windows MP3

In this solution, you will need a professional AMR to Windows converter - Avdshare Audio Converter. This Avdshare Audio Converter works to convert any AMR to Windows best supported MP3 without any quality loss. In addition, this Avdshare Audio Converter works to convert the unsupported FLAC, MKA, etc to Windows MP3, WMA, WAV. The conversion speed is super fast, usually 60X faster than others. What is better is that this Avdshare Audio Converter can also work as an AMR player and you can directly import your AMR file to it for successful playback.

You can download Avdshare Audio Converter for Windows from, install it and launch it. Next, you can follow the steps below to convert your AMR file to Windows MP3.

  1. Click the Add File button to import your AMR file to this converter.
  2. Click on the Profile button and set MP3 as the output format from the General Audio category.
  3. Click the Convert button to get your AMR file easily converted as Windows computer best supported MP3 format.

Solution Three: Install K-Lite Codec Pack

The basic reason why Windows Media Player can not play AMR file is that an AMR codec is missing on your Windows computer. So if you can install a proper codec to your Windows computer your AMR file can be successfully played on your Windows computer. K-Lite Codec Pack can perfectly work as the AMR codec and can help to compatibly play your AMR files on your Windows computer after the installation. You can download K-Lite Codec Pack from and install it to play your AMR files.