Tips to open 3GPP2 file

Can't open the 3GPP2 file? You are not the only one. Thousands of users face similar problems every day. Below you will find tips on how to open 3GPP2 files as well as a list of programs that support 3GPP2 files.

3GPP2 file extension

File Name 3GPP2 Multimedia Format
File Developer 3GPP2
File Category Video Files

The 3GPP2 file is supported on 2 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the 3GPP2 files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the 3GPP2 file on each system platform.

Operating systems
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

What is 3GPP2 file?

The 3GPP2 file has been categorized as Video Files. It was designed by 3GPP2. Additionally, the Video Files category contains 546 of other files. 3GPP2 Multimedia Format appears on 2 operating systems as a functional file. Although it can be found with greater or lesser success on any operating system, it will only be useful on Mac OS, Windows. The main program that supports this format is QuickTime Player. This was created by Apple, Inc.. Alternatively, you can use 8 other programs. Adobe Flash Professional, Microsoft Windows Video, Movavi Video Converter Personal will apply when it is not possible to use QuickTime Player.

How to open 3GPP2 file?

The main problem with 3GPP2 Multimedia Format is that the 3GPP2 file is incorrectly associated with programs. Thus, when you open 3GPP2, the program selection wizard or some other program starts. This problem can be easily remedied.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the 3GPP2 file icon you want to open. If the operating system has an appropriate application to support it and there is also an association between the file and the program, the file should be opened.

Step 1. Install QuickTime Player

In this case, you should first verify that the QuickTime Player application is installed on the computer. This can be achieved by typing QuickTime Player into the operating system search engine. If we do not have this program, it is worth installing it, as it will help you automatically associate the file 3GPP2 with QuickTime Player. Later in this article you will find a list of programs that can open 3GPP2 files.

Programs to open 3GPP2 file

Remember to download programs supporting 3GPP2 files only from verified and safe sources. We suggest using the websites of software developers.

Movavi Video Converter Personal
Movavi Video Converter Personal
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Video
Adobe Flash Professional
Adobe Flash Professional
QuickTime Player
QuickTime Player
Wondershare Video Converter
Wondershare Video Converter
Movavi DVD Ripper
Movavi DVD Ripper
Adobe Flash Professional
Adobe Flash Professional
QuickTime Player
QuickTime Player
Step 2. Create association of QuickTime Player with 3GPP2 files

If the application is or has been freshly installed, but the 3GPP2 file still does not use the QuickTime Player program, it means no association. This option is available from the level of Properties of a specific file available in the context menu. Information about the file and the program that the file is associated with are available here. Using the "Change" button we can select the desired program. If there is no software on the list, simply select "Browse" and manually select the directory where the application is installed. However, it is important to check the "Always use the selected program ..." box, this will allow you to permanently associate the 3GPP2 file with the QuickTime Player application.

Step 3. Update QuickTime Player to the latest version

If, however, after binding QuickTime Player with 3GPP2 Multimedia Format there were still problems, you should update the program to the latest version. In this case, use the Apple, Inc. website or update the program from the application.

Step 4. Check for the following problems with the 3GPP2 file

Of course, it may happen that despite the above steps, the file still does not work. This could be due to the file itself, the cleanest issues are:

The 3GPP2 file may be unusually small compared to the original file. Usually this applies to 3GPP2 files downloaded from the Internet in case the download did not finish properly. Downloading the file again should fix the problem.
The operating system may be infected with a computer virus. A quick virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus program should clear up any doubts. If this is not possible, you can use the online scanner. The scan should cover the entire computer, not only the 3GPP2 file that we want to open. As a result of the scan, sometimes it is not possible to recover 3GPP2 files, which are deleted if there is a backup of this file, then after restoring it, it must also be scanned.
This can happen especially when the program is dynamically developed and the structure of the 3GPP2 files changes over time. Help should be sought from the software developer, as they usually recommend using free file converters or installing an older version of the program.
There can be many reasons for the failure. The repair method must be adapted to the type of file and damage. Sometimes the program itself has options to repair the most popular 3GPP2 file corruption. The easiest way to restore the file is from a backup or by contacting 3GPP2, but this one can be expensive. Not all damage can be reversed.
The program indicates that the file is encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted 3GPP2 files can be used by the device on which they were encrypted, on any other device it is required to have the appropriate cryptographic key and decrypt the file before its recovery.
Some of the system directories are excluded from modification. These directories are write-protected to them and it's very hard to fix this problem. Copying the 3GPP2 file to another location will fix the problem.
This problem usually affects more complex files. In this case, the 3GPP2 file is blocked by the first application to open it. Closing other programs should help. Sometimes you have to wait for the session to the file 3GPP2 to close. Some anti-virus or backup software may occupy the 3GPP2 file for a certain period of time. If this does not work either, restart the device.