VLC Media Player unable to play AMR files?

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: VLC Media Player unable to play AMR files?

  1. #1
    Human Spambot aryayush's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Noida
    Posts
    5,594

    Thumbs down VLC Media Player unable to play AMR files?

    Hello!
    I have always had the impression that VLC Media Player can play ANY media file in the world...till now. It turns out I was a bit mistaken. It cannot play AMR files, the format used by most mobile phones to record sound. RealPlayer can play it but VLC can't. Is there any plug-in/codec/workaround to make VLC play AMR files?
    Popular Gadget Deals
    Miss me already? See you on Penned Thoughts [http://aayush.me] then. Adios!

  2. #2
    Banned shovik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Hooghly
    Posts
    277

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    AMR files can be played in apple's quick time player. try it...

  3. #3
    Broken In
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    142

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    oye try the new VLC player..

  4. #4
    Right Off the Assembly Line
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    pls send vlc player (download link)

  5. #5
    De@d outlaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    kerala
    Posts
    355

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    damn ; u are right i cant play amr !!!! vlc can play cd images but cant play amr unbelievable!!!!!!
    Man's greatest living fear - When you die, they will find your porn"

    Most people are only alive because it is illegal to
    shoot them.

  6. #6
    Alpha Geek webgenius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw
    damn ; u are right i cant play amr !!!! vlc can play cd images but cant play amr unbelievable!!!!!!
    I've been using vlc for such a long time but hadn't noticed this. I've installed Nokia PC software suite & it had been handling amr files.

  7. #7
    De@d outlaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    kerala
    Posts
    355

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    me too...

    my fav player is windows media player cuz of da ease of use ,look and feel;

    i resort to VLC whenever WMP cant play files
    Man's greatest living fear - When you die, they will find your porn"

    Most people are only alive because it is illegal to
    shoot them.

  8. #8
    Commander in Chief QwertyManiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    6,657

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by aryayush
    Hello!
    I have always had the impression that VLC Media Player can play ANY media file in the world...till now. It turns out I was a bit mistaken. It cannot play AMR files, the format used by most mobile phones to record sound. RealPlayer can play it but VLC can't. Is there any plug-in/codec/workaround to make VLC play AMR files?
    Hehe, it doesnt play RM either.
    Harsh J
    www.harshj.com

  9. #9
    Rebooting Choto Cheeta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    220.225.82.33
    Posts
    6,202

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by laik_goldy2006
    pls send vlc player (download link)
    Chose ur version...

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    rebooting
    ChotoCheeta.com

  10. #10
    Alpha Geek webgenius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by QwertyManiac
    Hehe, it doesnt play RM either.
    RM is a commercial protocol designed my Real Networks. So only they can build a decoder for that protocol. No one else can build that.

  11. #11
    Rebooting Choto Cheeta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    220.225.82.33
    Posts
    6,202

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    take a look at here...

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

    details about whats supported and what is not (known to them)
    rebooting
    ChotoCheeta.com

  12. #12
    Alpha Geek webgenius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    You can see that it doesn't support real format

  13. #13
    Coming back to life .. it_waaznt_me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    A bit closer to heaven
    Posts
    2,004

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    AMR files are played if Nokia Media Player is installed but no sound will be there. The video will be displayed.
    Sleight of hand and twist of fate...
    On a bed of nails she makes me wait...
    And I wait without you ...
    With or without you ..
    ----
    Batty = Too Busy Now !!!

  14. #14
    Alpha Geek webgenius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by it_waaznt_me
    AMR files are played if Nokia Media Player is installed but no sound will be there. The video will be displayed.
    It's because AMR is an audio format

  15. #15
    Commander in Chief QwertyManiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    6,657

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by webgenius
    RM is a commercial protocol designed my Real Networks. So only they can build a decoder for that protocol. No one else can build that.
    So isnt Quicktime MOVs the same too? They play if they are.
    Harsh J
    www.harshj.com

  16. #16
    Coming back to life .. it_waaznt_me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    A bit closer to heaven
    Posts
    2,004

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Whack .. I wrote about 3gp .. Sillly me .. :grr:
    Sleight of hand and twist of fate...
    On a bed of nails she makes me wait...
    And I wait without you ...
    With or without you ..
    ----
    Batty = Too Busy Now !!!

  17. #17
    18 Till I Die............
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    India, Mumbai, Marine Lines
    Posts
    5,791

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Yeah 3gp files audio isn't played cos 3gp uses amr for audio most of the time, or maybe always, AFAIK cos that's what I came across while using ffmpeg to convert videos to 3gp.
    http://www.bash.org/?258908

  18. #18
    Alpha Geek webgenius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: VLC Media Plyer unable to play AMR files?

    Quote Originally Posted by QwertyManiac
    So isnt Quicktime MOVs the same too? They play if they are.
    What you are saying is correct. My guess is that real protocol is patented. So noone can use it. Not so sure about quicktime *.mov format.

LinkBacks (?)


Similar Threads

  1. unable to play the media files in fedora-7
    By thecreativeboy in forum Open Source
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-09-2007, 11:12 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-07-2007, 08:30 PM
  3. Play RM files, not using REAL MEDIA PLAYER
    By Charley in forum Software Q&A
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 21-09-2006, 05:11 PM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-04-2006, 07:57 PM
  5. urgent: UNable to play dat files on any player
    By johny_4board in forum Software Q&A
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 28-07-2005, 03:12 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Close
Close