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Details of extension .3gp

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .3gp file extension, which is related to 3GP Video File. We'll explain what exactly a .3gp fileformat is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .3gp files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


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3gp file - 3GP Video File

3GP Video File

The 3GP file is a 3GP Video. 3GP is a video format specially developed for third generation mobile devices. It is based on the MP4 file format.
Category: Video files
Application: QuickTime Player
Program name: -
Mime-type: video/3gp
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
3g, 3gpp, 3pg
Related extensions:
.mmv Sony MicroMV Video
.avi Microsoft Video for Windows Movie
.dsv DSVideo Movie
.mxf Material eXchange Format

The .3gp file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .3gp extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .3gp file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.3g 3GP Video File
.wgp Wild Board Games Data
.gp Vector NTI DNA Data
.3tp Triple-T Plugin
.3p Advent 3B2 Document Preferences
.rgp RealArcade Game Package

The .3gp extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .3gp filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

3p (1), rgp (1), egp (1), 3pg (1), wgp (1), g3p (1), gp (1), 3tp (1)

Having trouble opening a .3gp file?

If you want to open a .3gp file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .3gp association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.3gp

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android