The File Extensions Database


.ZRB File Extension

  • Developer by: RAD Game Tools, Inc.
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .ZRB file?

.ZRB is Smacker compressed video data

The zrb file extension is used for compressed video files that are used Smacker 8-bit video codec. Smacker was developed by the RAD Game Tools in 1993.

Many older computer games contain video data encoded by the Smacker. Smacker was replaced by the Bink Video codec in 1999. Smacker is still distributed with the Bink Video codec and RAD Video Tools.


How to open:

Use Bink to open *.zrb compressed video files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

How to solve problems with ZRB files

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