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.awb File Extension

Developer: Nokia Research Center
File type: Audio File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .awb. Files with the file extension .awb can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .awb files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .awb file?

The AWB file extension is a data format associated to Adaptive Multi-rate Wide Band (AMR-WB). The AWB files were developed by Nokia Research Center and were standardized by ETSI or Third Generation Partnership Project in December 2000. These speech codec files are used by mobile phone networks to carry speech data and for speech data transmission or voice recordings. Technically, they support a wider or larger frequency bandwidth of 50 Hz to 7 KHz in nine different bit rates of 23.85, 23.05, 19.85, 18.25, 15.85, 14.25, 12.65, 8.85 and 6.6 kbps. They utilize the Algebraic Code Excitation Linear Prediction technology, same codec used for AMR and EFR formats. They also include a background noise mode of 1.75 kbps. Files in AWB format can be opened with Nokia Multimedia Converter, FairStars Audio Converter, and AMR Player in Microsoft Windows based systems. This is the same format used in Nokia True Tunes.

how to open a .awb file?

Launch a .awb file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .awb file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .awb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .awb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .awb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .awb file association errors

applications that open a .awb file

AMR Player

AMR Player

AMR Player is an AMR audio file player that basically reads all AMR files, or adaptive multi-rate, which is an audio data compression scheme that is useful for speech coding. An AMR file is a type of audio format that is readable and played by different applications including standard audio player or recorder and VoIP program. However, AMR Player is a compatible AMR file reader that plays this kind of audio file on a computer. This is not only a sole AMR audio file reader or player but also a converter. It converts other audio file formats which are WAV and MP3. It is offered to convert MP3 to AMR or vice versa, and WAV to AMR or vice versa. Another feature of AMR Player is that it has simple, easy-to-use and manageable interface. Just click the button “Add Files” from the main interface and select any AMR file or .amr as the file extension to play it. The software alone can decode that file to provide an audio or music playing on the background.
FairStars Audio Converter

FairStars Audio Converter

FairStars Audio Converter is an audio conversion program that performs conversions at high speeds. This program processes conversion tasks without using temporary files. It converts media files in WAV, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, M4A, M4B, AU, WMA, WMV, Real Media (RAM, RA, RM, RMJ, RMVB), AIFC, AIFF, AIF, AU, PAF, PVF, Creative VOC, SVX, AWB, FLAC, OGG, VQF, AAC and AMR to MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, AMR, AWB, VQF, FLAC, APE, WAVE, OGG or WAV formats. Multiple files can be converted in one batch regardless of the types of files and their target formats. It has a built-in media player. This program is integrated with functionalities that can be used to automatically normalize volume during conversion. Drag and drop features are equipped into this program's GUI (Graphical User Interface) through an easy-to-use section. AWB (Adaptive Multi Rate- Wide Band or AMR-WB) is an audio file format that has similar characteristics as AMR, although compared to the latter, AWB has wider frequency coverage, supports 9 varying bit rates and covers 6.6 to 23.85 kbps. Various mobile phones support AWB files. Nokia true tones are created using the AWB file format. Programs running on Windows that can be used to open AWB files are AMR Player, Nokia Multimedia Converter and FairStars Audio Converter.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .awb files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .awb. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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