This page contains information on the 3GP file extension (3GP Multimedia File), a popular video file format

3GP 3GP (Video)

File extension .3gp
Category Video File
Description 3GP is a file format designed for video on mobile phones. 3GP is a container that facilitates the creation, editing, transfer and viewing of video and audio using a 3G mobile phone. It is supported by most smartphones, including the Apple iPhone.
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Technical Details 3GP is based on the structure of MPEG-4 Part 14, otherwise known as MP4. 3GP was designed to reduce the overhead in terms of storage and bandwidth to allow video files that could be handled by smartphones.
Associated programs
  • QuickTime Player
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows Media Player
Developed by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
MIME type
  • video/3gpp
  • audio/3gpp
Useful links

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