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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
QQ PlayerQQ PlayerUser submitted
QvodPlayerQvodPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BIK-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BIK-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!