3GP File Type

- The quick facts

What are 3GP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a 3GP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a 3GP file?

A .3GP file is a 3GPP multimedia audio/video file.

3GP stands for 3rd Generation Partnership Project. The 3GP file format is a multimedia container format that is often used for 3G-enabled cellular phones. The 3GP file format is a mobile-friendly version of the "bulkier" MP4 files that are popular for use with desktop and laptop computers. The 3GP format was developed to make file sizes smaller so that they would use less bandwidth, making it easier to stream video and music onto mobile phones.

It is important to note that you do not need a 3G phone to view files with the .3gp extension. Files that are in 3GP format can also be viewed on a personal computer, although the quality of the same file in an MP4 format may be better.

How to open 3GP files

We have identified 2 3GP openers that are compatible with this specific type of 3GP file.

Programs that open 3GPP multimedia audio/video files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of 3GP files. Remember, different programs may use 3GP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted

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