AMC File Extension

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AMC Video Format
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What is AMC file?

An .AMC file is a binary video file that is created based on the Adaptive Modulation Coding format, which is used to transmit the multimedia file between the mobile devices. The AMC file, which is a variation of the 3GPP format, can be used to view the multimedia file using the Internet explorer web browser. Further, the AMC file can be opened using the Apple QuickTime Player application supported on the Windows and the Mac OS.

Programs which support AMC file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open AMC files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with AMC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support AMC file

How to open file with AMC extension?

Problems with accessing AMC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with AMC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AMC files.

Step 1. Install QuickTime Player software

Problems with opening and working with AMC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AMC files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing QuickTime Player or different compatible program, such as TMPGEnc MovieStyle, Ant Movie Catalog. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AMC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading QuickTime Player installed is by going to developer’s website (Apple, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of QuickTime Player

You still cannot access AMC files although QuickTime Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of QuickTime Player installed, it may not support AMC format. The most recent version of QuickTime Player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate AMC Video Format files with QuickTime Player

If you have the latest version of QuickTime Player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AMC on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the AMC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where QuickTime Player is installed, check the Always use this app to open AMC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the AMC file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AMC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the AMC for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the AMC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the AMC file for viruses or malware

If the AMC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the AMC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the AMC file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic AMC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with AMC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AMC Video Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle QuickTime Player

If the systems has insufficient resources to open AMC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with AMC Video Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AMC files affecting older versions of given software.

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