Files with bnk file extension might also be found as vidoes encoded using the RAD Tools.

There are 6 other file types using
the BNK file extension!

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BNK file extension - BINK compressed video file

What is bnk file? How to open bnk files?

File type specification:

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

File extension bnk is also 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 a "better-than-DVD" class 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: November 16, 2023

The default software associated to open bnk 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:

You can work with these files using BINk tools from RAD Game tools.

How to convert:

You can convert these files using programs like Freemake Video Converter.

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List of software applications associated to the .bnk 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 bnk file, edit bnk file, convert bnk file, view bnk file, play bnk 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 bnk files.

bnk file players - programs that can play bnk file - BINK compressed video file

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

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