Files with 3gp extension are multimedia files in format designed originally for 3GPP networks based on MPEG-4 standard.

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3GP file extension - Multimedia files for wireless networks

What is 3gp file? How to open 3gp files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

3gp file icon: 3gp filetype icon

File extension 3gp used for multimedia files for wireless networks. 3GP video file format is common used on mobile phones. 3GPP is based on the MPEG-4 standard which was derived from Apple's QuickTime. QuickTime and above 6.5 includes support for key components of the 3GPP specifications.

3GPP and 3GPP2 are the worldwide standards for the creation, delivery and playback of multimedia over 3rd generation, high-speed wireless networks. Defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project and 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 respectively, these standards seek to provide uniform delivery of rich multimedia over newly evolved, broadband mobile networks (3rd generation networks) to the latest multimedia-enabled wireless devices.

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Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open 3gp file:

Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMedia Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows 11 default media player is called Media Player. Microsoft developed it for the latest Windows 11 operating system (OS). Media Player replaces the old Windows Media Player, Windows 10 Groove Music, and Microsoft Movies & TV. It was released to all Win11 users on February 15, 2022.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

Use Apple Quicktime software or RealPlayer or any other media player application with support of 3GP format.

How to convert:

Many modern video converters are able to convert *.3gp files to another format.

Find conversions from 3gp file:

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Related links:

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)

List of software applications associated to the .3gp file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 3gp file, edit 3gp file, convert 3gp file, view 3gp file, play 3gp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open 3gp file - Multimedia files for wireless networks

Programs supporting the exension 3gp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open 3gp file action.

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