The File Extensions Database


.BIK2 File Extension

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

What is an .BIK2 file?

.BIK2 is Bink Video 2 File

A BIK2 file is a video file that contains data compressed with the Bink 2 video and audio codecs. It is used to store movie clips in video games on both PCs and console systems. BIK2 files are more commonly saved as .BK2 files.

The Bink Video 2 format is developed by RAD Game Tools and was released in 2013, replacing the original Bink (.BIK) proprietary format. The format provides substantially better performance than the Bink format while maintaining high video quality.

NOTE: Bink Video 2 is available for the Windows, macOS, and Linux, Android, and iOS platforms. It is also available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Sony PS4, Sony PS3, Sony PSVita, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo WiiU.

Programs that open Bink Video 2 File
Windows
The RAD Video Tools
Mac
The Bink Video Player for MacOS X
Linux
The Bink Video Player for GNU/Linux

How to solve problems with BIK2 files

  • Associate the BIK2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BIK2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BIK2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BIK2 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 .BIK2 is Bink Video 2 File. Because only the current version supports the latest BIK2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the RAD Game Tools manufacturer website after an available .BIK2 is Bink Video 2 File update.
  • To make sure that your BIK2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.