File Extension Library

.BIK File Extension

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

What are .BIK files and how to open them?

Can't open .BIK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .BIK file.

What is a .BIK file extension?

.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 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.)