The .3gp file format (or the 3GPP) is a multimedia container file format that was created by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, to be specifically used, accessed, played and transferred over high-speed wireless 3G networks.
It is most notably known to be used and accessed on mobile phones and is the predominant file format on almost all mobile phones that have video capture capabilities.
The .3gp file format stores video streams as MPEG-4 Part 2 or H.263 or MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC/H.264), and audio streams as AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2).
While not necessarily the best file format in most of its capabilities and specification, the .3gp format does have a few critical advantages that could make it better to use in certain situations than other technically superior file formats (for example when you need to simply share some video information).
Please rate how useful you found the information on this page: