3GP File Format for Video Capturing Devices
3GP file format is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Project which is also known as 3GPP for 3G UMTS multimedia services. It is basically developed for 3G mobile phones but it can also be played on some 2G and 4G mobile phones. There is also 3G2 multimedia container format defined by the 3GPP2 for 3G CDMA2000 multimedia services. It is similar to the 3GP file format except some extensions and limitations. The 3GP format is based on the ISO media file format which is defined in ISO/IEC 14496-12 MPED-4 Part 12 but older versions of the 3GP file format did not use some features. 3GP file formats was designed for GSM mobile phones which usage .3gp file extension and 3G2 file format designed for CDMA mobile phones which usage .3g2 file extension.
Development in the field of technology which introduce many advance mobile phones that use 3GP file format to record, play and transfer file from wireless network. The 3GP file format contains audio and video streams. These video streams are stored in either MPEG-4 Part 10 or Mpeg-4 Part-2 and audio streams are stored in formats like AAC or AMR. Major benefit of using 3GP file format is that it allows fast downloading and transferring of video file from the Internet and from the bluetooth enabled devices.
If anyone want to open 3GP file on computer system then the following programs are able to play this format like VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, Real Player, etc. But some program needed an additional decoder software like FFD Show or Haali Media Splitter to play it effectively. After installation of additional software then also you are not able to play 3GP files
, it means that the file is corrupted. To resolve the issues you can use backup of file, if you do not have any backup then third party 3GP repair software can easily solve the problem. It provide user friendly interface which helps throughout the process.