What is a .3GP File And How To Open It – Third Generation Partnership Project (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .3gp extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .3gp file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .3GP file?

The file extension .3GP is from 3GPP Multimedia File.The creator of this file extension is Third Generation Partnership Project. The format of this video related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .3gp file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .3GP file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .3gp file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MPlayer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Movies & TV, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, VideoLAN VLC media player and MPlayer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .3GP 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 MPlayer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .3GP file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer and Eltima Elmedia Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .3GP 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eltima Elmedia Player software 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 .3GP file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .3gp file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MPlayer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and MPlayer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .3GP 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MPlayer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .3GP file on Android

The .3gp file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

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

First of all you need to locate 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 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 PANDORA.TV KMPlayer and BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .3GP file?

If you cannot open the .3GP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .3GP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .3gp2 – Third Generation Partnership Project, .3gpa – Third Generation Partnership Project, .3gpp – Third Generation Partnership Project, .3gpp2 – 3GPP2, .3gx – Nanquitas. 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 .3GP file with the MPlayer, Microsoft Movies & TV, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, Eltima Elmedia Player, Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer programs on Mac, MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and PANDORA.TV KMPlayer, BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player software on Android.