3GP isn’t inherently a Mac video file. It used to be common on mobile phones. 3GP is a portable format, designed with 3G networks in mind. The format can’t boast good compression rates or rich metadata, but it can be efficiently streamed and shared between mobile devices.
A 3GP media player can come in handy when you’re dealing with a collection of old mobile recordings. 3GP has become deprecated to the point where newer versions of QuickTime don’t even support it. Fortunately, Elmedia Player is always here to help with outdated formats.
The feature list of Elmedia is so abundant, it almost feels constrained in the context of 3GP. Some of the format’s limitations can be overcome thanks to the 3GP media player - for example, subtitle files can be opened in conjunction with 3GP videos, which don’t support subtitle tracks otherwise.
It doesn’t stop at opening .3gp files. Visual effects, precise audio settings (equalizer included) and even automatic subtitle search can be found among many other useful functions. Use these features for any supported media format - and Elmedia supports a whole lot. You can even mix and match formats when creating playlists.
This video player for Mac offers flawless playback. And it goes a step further, correcting video defects with deinterlacing, color correction, screen rotation and customizable audio delay. When we say that you can enjoy anything in Elmedia, we mean it.
2. Add the desired files to the Elmedia library.
3. Watch any 3GP file you want.
3GP is specialized for low-bandwidth 3G networks. As such, it doesn’t have any noticeable advantages over modern video formats, even on mobile phones. Networks have become much faster - they have surpassed the need for 3GP. It may be used for archival purposes.
It’s inferior to other formats on a technical level. Due to its compression techniques, defects are frequent. 3GP is inefficient for large movies and it lacks metadata in comparison with popular formats.