Files with bik extension can be most often encountered as video files encoded using the special Bink and Smacker codec. Typically encountered in older computer games.

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BIK file extension - BINK video

What is bik file? How to open bik files?

File type specification:

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

Game file type icon Game file type

bik file icon: bik filetype icon

File extension bik is used for files created by Bink and Smacker game video file codec. Its used by great number of games. A free viewer is available at the RAD Game Tools site.

Bink is video codec - it compresses at higher quality than DVD at up to three times the playback speed! Bink uses up to 16 MB less memory at runtime than other codecs. It has been licensed for over 3,800 games since 1999.

Bink is a hybrid block-transform and wavelet codec that can encode your video using 16 different compression techniques (wavelet, DCT, motion compensation, a variety of vector quantizers, Smacker-style, etc). With all of these techniques in one codec, Bink can handle any type of video.

Updated: December 4, 2023

The default software associated to open bik file:

The RAD Video Tools icon

RAD Game Tools, Inc. logoThe RAD Video Tools  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
RAD Game Tools, Inc.

A set of tools for Bink format, the RAD Video Tools give you everything you need to create, use, and distribute Bink and Smacker video files! They include the compressors, sound mixers, players, and general graphics and sound converters.

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Help how to open:

Use BSPlayer, or VLC Player to playback .bik files.

How to convert:

You can use The RAD Video Tools or MediaCell Video Converter to convert .bik files to another video file format.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 42 49 4B 69
ASCII code: BIKi

Related links:

Bink Video homepage

List of software applications associated to the .bik file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bik file, edit bik file, convert bik file, view bik file, play bik file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bik files.

Software that open bik file - BINK video

Programs supporting the exension bik on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about The RAD Video Tools for open bik file action.

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