File Extension Library

.BIK File Extension

  • Developer by: RAD Game Tools
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BIK file?

.BIK file extension is created by RAD Game Tools. .BIK has been classified as Video Files. The format of .BIK file is Binary.

.BIK is Bink Video File

Proprietary video format developed by RAD Game Tools; used for playing movie clips in video games on both PCs and console systems; allows standard video to be highly compressed while optimizing video quality for the target platform.

Bink videos can be played with Windows Media Player (WMP) if you have the Windows 7 Codec Pack installed. Even though WMP says it does not recognize the ".bik" extension after you have installed the codec pack, choose to open the video anyway and WMP will play it.

BIK files are often compressed from .AVI, .MOV, or other common video file formats. When compressed with the Bink tools, the data rates can be adjusted for resolutions as low as 320x240 up to resolutions in HD quality, thereby supporting videos that are suitable for handheld devices as well as HD TVs and computer screens.

List of all softwares that can open the Bink Video File
File Viewer Plus
The RAD Video Tools
Microsoft Windows Media Player with Windows 7 Codec Pack
Rebellion Aliens vs. Predator
VideoLAN VLC media player
The Bink Video Player for MacOS X
VideoLAN VLC media player
The Bink Video Player for GNU/Linux
VideoLAN VLC media player
File Type 2 Video Game Movie File
Category: Game Files

Video format used by various video games, including Sid Meier's Civilization 4 and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2; typically stored in the "\Data\movies\" folder within the program folder; referenced when video clips are played within the game.

List of all softwares that can open the Video Game Movie File
Take-Two Interactive Civilization 4
Take-Two Interactive Civilization 4

How to Open .BIK file on different platforms

Open .BIK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .BIK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .BIK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .BIK files" Press "Ok"

Open .BIK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .BIK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .BIK File on Linux

Right click on the .BIK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .BIK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .BIK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .BIK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .BIK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .BIK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .BIK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .BIK file format
  2. You need to check the .BIK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)