|⇒ Category:||Video Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Third Generation Partnership Project|
📌 .3GP format is designated for opening and storing multimedia files in scope of video and audio container definition designed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Particularly, the .3GP extension branch is able to hold and decode audio and video streaming data exchanged over the Internet and across 3G cell phones. 3GPP format category stands out as a discrete multimedia container which relies on the ISO media resources. In detail, .3GP file technology processes and opens up video streams (H.264 and H.263, particularly) and audio content (such as Enhanced aacPlus, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1, AMR-NB, AMR-WB+, AMR-WB, etc.). .3GP file objects are typically exploited by 3G cell phones which are compatible with video capturing features, but are also capable of playing back media formats on selected 4G and 2G devices.
📌 .3GP format subtype is flawlessly supported by most actual media players, available nowadays. Specifically, the .3GP media content can be reviewed, opened and played back on Microsoft Windows Media Player, MPlayer, VLC, GOM Player, Roxio Toast, Media Player Classic, KMPlayer and various other app instances, compatible with up-to-date desktop and mobile systems and shells. Nowadays, the format is not so widely spread among smartphones’ owners. However, until the early 2010’s when the 3G mobile phones were still on the edge of industry trends, the .3GP videos were commonly spread between mobile networks and infrastructures worldwide. Yet, some of the media converters are able to decode .3GP clips into other alternate format definitions and groups (i.e., .AVI, .MP4, .SWF, etc.).