The File Extensions Database

.3GP File Extension

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

What is an .3GP file?

.3GP is 3GPP Multimedia File

A 3GP file is a multimedia file saved in an audio and video container format developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). It stores video and audio streams that are transmitted between 3G mobile phones and over the Internet.

The 3GP format stores video streams as H.263 or H.264 and audio streams as AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AMR-NB, HE-AAC v1, AAC-LC, or Enhanced aacPlus. 3GP files are commonly used by 3G mobile phones that support video capture but may also be played on select 2G and 4G phones.

Programs that open 3GPP Multimedia File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Video
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player
Roxio Toast 17
VideoLAN VLC media player
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
olimsoft OPlayer
File Viewer for Android
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
J2 Interactive MX Player

How to solve problems with 3GP files

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