BIK File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a BIK file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BIK files.
What is a BIK file?
Files that contain the .bik file extension are associated with a variety of computer gaming applications. The games that have the .bik file extension are programs that have been created by Bink and Smacker.
Bink is a codec that is used to compress video files at up to three times the playback speed of a DVD. This allows games that use the BIK file format to use less memory than other types of video game codecs.
The data in the BIK file is usually a video that is played during a user's gameplay experience. For example, when a video game cuts to a video sequence, that video sequence can be stored in the BIK file format to make the file size of the gaming application more manageable.
How to open BIK files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BIK for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BIK openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension BIK
While we know of one file format using the .BIK file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BIK file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of BIK files. Remember, different programs may use BIK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.