The File Extensions Database


.GIR File Extension

  • Developer by: RETROBASE.NET
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .GIR file?

.GIR is Gens Plus! movie file

The gir file extension is associated with the Gens Plus! emulator of Sega Genesis (MegaDrive for Europe market) 16-bit gaming console. The .gir file contains captured movie from a game.

mime: application/octet-stream


How to open:

Use Gem+ to playback .gir movie files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .gir file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with GIR files

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