3GP is a mobile phone video file format developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). It's a simplified version of the MP4 (MPEG-4) file format and was designed to decrease multimedia (audio/video) file size and bandwidth requirements in order to fit into mobile phones.
Two 3GP file extension are .3gp and .3g2 extension. .3gp (3GPP) file extension are usually for GSM Based Phones while the .3g2 (3GPP2) file extension are usually for CDMA2000 Based Phones. MP4 format has either .mp4 or .mp4a extension.
Here is a list of compatible software that support 3gp playback in your computer:
- Apple's QuickTime
- VLC Player
- The KMPlayer
The best thing about this is that it's all free! Just do a search on Google and you can download any of the 3gp players I listed above.
Obviously your mobile phone support 3gp playback. Refer to your mobile phone manual or carrier for more information regarding this.
There is a LOT of 3gp converters outthere and some just don't get the job done. Lucky for you, you don't have to do tons of research and try to find the best 3gp converter as I listed the best 3gp converters below.
- Alive 3GP Video Converter
- Xilisoft 3GP Video Converter
- ImTOO 3GP Video Converter
- Xilisoft DVD to 3GP Converter
You should be able to convert any of your videos to 3gp format by using any software I listed above and you can now add it to your mobile phone!