How do you play 3GP files on your computer?


Quick Answer

Play 3GP files on your computer using the free VLC media player. After downloading and installing VLC, open it, and drag and drop the file onto the player. You can also convert the 3GP file to a compatible format using an online video conversion program.

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Full Answer

  1. Download VLC

    Open your Web browser, and navigate to the VideoLAN homepage. Click the link to download VLC to your computer. Save it on the desktop for quick access.

  2. Install VLC

    Double-click the EXE file to run the setup, and follow the instructions to install VLC. Check the box to launch VLC after installation.

  3. Import the 3GP file

    Open the folder that contains the 3GP file. Place the window next to the open VLC media player. Drag and drop the 3GP file onto the player. It should automatically detect the file and initiate playback. Alternatively, click Media in the VLC header bar, and select Open File. Navigate to your 3GP file, and click Open.

  4. Close the player

    After viewing the 3GP file, click the X button in VLC to close the program. If you have sound issues in VLC, convert the file to a compatible file format using an online conversion service such as Zamzar.

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