What is a .BIT File And How To Open It – Moving Picture Experts Group (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .bit extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .bit file extension and how to open it.

What is a .BIT file?

The file extension .BIT is MP3 Audio File. This file extension was developed by Moving Picture Experts Group. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .BIT file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .BIT file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .bit file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple iTunes and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BIT 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 VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BIT file on Mac

The .bit file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player and Eltima Elmedia Player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BIT 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Eltima Elmedia Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BIT file on Linux

To open the .bit file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Clementine software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player, XMMS and Clementine.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BIT 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Clementine software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .BIT file?

If you cannot open the .BIT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BIT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bit – Ron de Jong, .bit – Xilinx. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BIT file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple iTunes programs on Windows, Eltima Elmedia Player, Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac and Clementine, VideoLAN VLC media player, XMMS software on Linux.