What is a .3G2 File And How To Open It – 3rd Generation Partnership Project (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .3g2 extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .3g2 file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .3G2 file?

The file extension .3G2 is from 3GPP2 Multimedia File.The development of this file was done by 3rd Generation Partnership Project. The format of this video related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .3g2 file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .3G2 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .3G2 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .3G2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .3g2 file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player, Inmatrix Zoom Player 8 and RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .3G2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .3G2 file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .3g2 file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player and VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .3G2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple QuickTime Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .3G2 file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .3g2 file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .3G2 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .3G2 file on Android

To open the .3g2 file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .3G2 file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the PANDORA.TV KMPlayer and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .3G2 file?

If you cannot open the .3G2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .3G2 file.3ga – 3GPP, .3gp – Third Generation Partnership Project, .3gp2 – Third Generation Partnership Project, .3gpa – Third Generation Partnership Project, .3gpp – Third Generation Partnership Project. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .3G2 file with the RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, Inmatrix Zoom Player 8 programs on Windows, Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker, PANDORA.TV KMPlayer software on Android.