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Old 05-31-2015, 08:30 AM   #1
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I asked a young lady to read some Chinese text, so I could practice it. She recorded it on my mobile phone. It is .amr. I could save it as .3gpp, those are the only formats available on my mobile.

Would I ever be able to play these on my laptop, using Ubuntu?
 
Old 05-31-2015, 08:36 AM   #2
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hmm, VLC seems to "eat" almost everything...
I just tried an AMR file (found a site with some test data) and, well, I "hear" something (dunnow what I was listening to )
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:18 PM   #3
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Wikipedia has an article about *.amr files which includes a list of programs which will play that format. It looks as if you shouldn't have any problems finding a player.
 
Old 06-01-2015, 07:43 AM   #4
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I agree with Thor, VLC should play those files. Further you can convert them using ffmpeg or avconv
 
Old 06-01-2015, 09:12 AM   #5
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Thanks, I recorded on my phone because, a) sound recorder does not work from Ubuntu v. 14.04 b) audio recorder, which does work, has a nasty hum to it, don't know where that's coming from. It is hard enough for me to understand Chinese. I do not need a powerful hum on top

I could not usb my phone for some reason, but I took out the sd card and copied the files to my laptop. These strange formats work fine with vlc!
 
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I could not usb my phone for some reason
Dont USB...Bluetooth instead. That's how I transfer all my stuff to the laptop
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These strange formats work fine with vlc
Told ya
 
Old 06-02-2015, 08:52 AM   #7
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Thanks, but I cannot get bluetooth to work either, Ubuntu sees my phone I enter a pairing code, but nothing gets sent. Gave up in the end!
 
  


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