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What are 3GP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a 3GP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your 3GP 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 five 3GP openers that are compatible with this specific type of 3GP file.

Programs that open 3GPP multimedia audio/video files

Last updated: December 22, 2023

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.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterVerified
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified

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