The only thing I’ve found that can open it on Windows is VLC Media Player, so the file must be valid in some sense, and if Audacity did the same as VLC then it too could open these files. Anyone know how to open this file?
I’m using Audacity 2.0.5, installed from the .exe installer, on Windows XP Service Pack 3.
Actually, I found that some files weren’t loaded properly with the .mp3 extension, but worked when I changed it to .amr, while other files worked as .mp3. I guess sometimes it can’t recognise it as AMR from just the file contents.
Easy to work-around by renaming the files, just wanted to mention it for anyone else looking for this answer.
If it’s named as MP3, the MP3 importer will try it first. If it fails to open using the MP3 importer, it will be handed to FFmpeg.
But if the MP3 importer wrongly thinks it can open it, the audio will load incorrectly.
If you wish, you can attach an example file that loads incorrectly so we can take a look at it.
Have you changed options on this recording app? MP3 is not a container format, so the app has no rights to put AMR inside an MP3. If the file is not given AMR extension then it should be put in an appropriate container format such as MOV or 3GP.