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How to Convert AMR to MP3 Audio File (Mac & PC)

David James
Updated on Aug 29, 2023

AMR, is a compressed file format for storing spoken audio. It is well supported by most of modern 3G mobile phones for voice recordings, and the file can be saved in two types of AMR format: either the AMR-NB (Narrowband) or AMR-WB (Wideband).

There are many of desktop programs such as VLC, QuickTime, RealPlayer that can open .amr files on your computer, whether you use Windows or Mac OS X system. This is fine if you just want to get the AMR audio file playable on your computer, but if you've got a portable music player or multimedia handheld device such as iPhone, iPad, PS4, Xbox One, it's annoying not to be able to play it. To make your digital .amr music portable, you definitely should convert AMR to MP3 format for better compatibility. MP3 is one of the most commonly used audio formats and is already well accepted by hardware manufacturers and software companies.

If you want a simple program to convert your AMR files to MP3 for Mac or Windows, it doesn't get simpler than Video Converter. Don't let the name fool you, apart from converting between video formats, the program allows you to convert pretty much any audio file you might have into nearly any audio format you like, including the conversion from .amr to .mp3 format with 3 simple steps, and other conversions including .wma to .mp3, m4a to mp3, flac to m4a, etc. The software even provides a large number of presets, which ranges from Apple, Microsoft to Android, making it fast and easy to convert your video & audio suitable for playback on your mobile devices.

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Below is a guide showing you about how to convert the AMR using the program. Let's take a look at how it works.

How to convert AMR audio file to MP3 audio file in Mac or Windows

Stage 1 – Select AMR files

First of all select the source files.

Head to the top menu, click the "Add File" button at the left side, from the file-browser window, select your .amr audio stored on your computer and press OK.

Alternatively, drag your AMRs and drop to the window of this MAR to MP3 converter.

Stage 2 – Choose your file format that you want to convert to

Go to bottom left side of screen and click the "Profile" button, this will bring up a drop-down menu with just about every option you could ask for.

Find the "General Audio" category, from there, pick "MP3 Audio" as the output format for the resulting file.

By the way, there are device-targeted categories available for you quick convert AMR or other video & audio files to something better suited for your device.

Select a path on your computer for saving the results in "Destination".

Stage 3 – Convert from AMR to a MP3 format

Now, click the green "Convert" button at the lower right corner of interface to begin converting AMR to MP3 audio file on Mac or PC.

The time taken will purely depend upon how many AMR files you need to convert and the hardware of the computer.

Do keep in mind that as a versatile converting utility, the application also enables you to convert MP4 to WAV audio, VOB to MP4, MOV to WMV file for Mac, MKV to AVI, WMV to MP4 for Mac and other video & audio conversions.

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Transfer music, photos and videos to and from iPhone/ iPad without using iTunes.