The File Extensions Database

.BRR File Extension

  • Category: Audio Files

What is an .BRR file?

.BRR is SNES Sample File

A BRR file is a sound sample file used by Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. It stores instruments and voices in a compressed format which are used to make up .SPC SNES soundtrack files.

BRR stands for Bit Rate Reduction or Bit Rate Reduced and is the audio compression used by the SPC700 sound coprocessor in the SNES. The compression method is also used by the PlayStation and Philips CD-i audio processors.

BRR files can be extracted from game ROMs using the AddmusicK tool. The BRR Player can be used to play BRR files. You can use BRR tools to convert BRR files to WAV files, WAV files to BRR files, and rip BRR files from within SPC files into WAV files.

Programs that open SNES Sample File
BRR Player
BRR tools

How to solve problems with BRR files

  • Associate the BRR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BRR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BRR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BRR file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BRR is SNES Sample File. Because only the current version supports the latest BRR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .BRR is SNES Sample File update.
  • To make sure that your BRR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.