The File Extensions Database

.3G2 File Extension

  • Developer by: 3rd Generation Partnership Project
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .3G2 file?

.3G2 is 3GPP2 Multimedia File

A 3G2 file is a multimedia file saved in an audio and video format developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2). 3G2 files are designed for transmitting multimedia content over the Internet and are used by cell phones to save video files.

The 3G2 format functions as an updated version of the .3GP format. These two formats are similar as they are based on the ISO base media file format, which was designed to be extensible and flexible for interchanging and presenting media. However, the 3GP format was designed for GSM-based (Global System for Mobile Communications) whereas the 3G2 format was designed for CDMA-based (Code Division Multiple Access) phones.

Programs that open 3GPP2 Multimedia File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Video
Corel VideoStudio 2018
CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra
VideoLAN VLC media player
Inmatrix Zoom Player 8
Apple QuickTime Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to solve problems with 3G2 files

  • Associate the 3G2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any 3G2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.3G2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the 3G2 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 .3G2 is 3GPP2 Multimedia File. Because only the current version supports the latest 3G2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project manufacturer website after an available .3G2 is 3GPP2 Multimedia File update.
  • To make sure that your 3G2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.