An easy way to play 3GP files

3.56 from 9 Reviews

3GP is a file format specially developed for 3rd generation mobile devices and based on the MP4, the standard for delivery of video and audio over the Internet.

What do you need to play 3GP files?

To play properly 3GP files in Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic or other DirectShow player install:

1. The latest version of FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder, with AMR enabled (scroll down):


FFDShow's Audio Decoder tab

and H263 enabled (scroll down a little):

FFDShow's Video Decoder tab

2. Or Haali Media Splitter: with the Enable MP4 support option checked.

Haali Media Splitter install wizard

However, if you want to play the files in other format we suggest you to convert them using 3GP Converter - an easy-to-use Japanese tool.

See also How to play AMR files? to understand how to add support for AMR and even for 3GP files into Winamp player.

Reviews & Comments
on 10 August 2012
I installed the whole thing, now how do i get winamp to understand that i have the codecs?
Derek Crosson
on 16 May 2012
Awesome, no need to install any unwanted programs... This works from within WMP!
on 20 March 2012
great it works. now, i have a sound! :)