.3GP File Extension

Third Generation Partnership Project
File Type:
3GPP Multimedia File

Having trouble opening .3gp extension? Don't panic! This page explains what 3gp files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open 3gp files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a 3GP file?

3gp file extension has 3GPP Multimedia file type, developed by Third Generation Partnership Project, which is associated with the "video files" category.

A 3GP file is a multimedia container file format created by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project. 3GP files contain audio and video streams transmitted via the Internet or between 3G mobile devices.

3GP files are typically played on 3G phones; however, you can also access those using 2G and 4G mobile phones.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

3gp file icon
Third Generation Partnership Project
File Type:
3GPP Multimedia File
Video Files

How to open 3GP file?

Double click the 3gp file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .3gp extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the 3gp extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the 3gp file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open 3GP files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the 3gp file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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