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3GP Player for Mac (Big Sur included)

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Most of us regularly use mobile phones for recording significant or not so significant episodes of life. What do you usually do with recordings? Share them online, of course. However it is not always a straightforward issue – it might happen so that after copying a video on Mac you realize that there is no way you can play it back, no application would support such format as 3GP. Not many of us would know about 3GP, this format occupy very little space – ideal for mobile phones whose storage space is usually pretty limited. Although the quality of 3GP videos leaves a lot to be desired – some frames appear just like colorful spots, it is good enough for playing back on mobile phones.

Elmedia Player as 3GP video player for macOS

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+. 59.66MB free space. Version 7.17(2353). (6 Dec, 2020). 4.8 Rank based on 131+ users, Reviews(131)
Category: MultimediaApplication

Do not worry about the playback, Elmedia Player is a 3GP player Mac can make use of. The player’s interface is well thought of, navigating the app is very intuitive, and it has just the right number of features, no redundant functionality.

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Elmedia Player was developed to become an indispensable app that is easily the only software solution you'll need for everything video and audio. Its impressive feature set includes such options as advanced AirPlay support for streaming and receiving, screenshots of any movie moment or of the entire playing movie at any chosen interval, support of subtitles and external sound tracks, shuffling and repeating of playlists.

This 3GP video player for Mac offers you performance with flexible settings e.g. you can play videos in loop, use a 10-band audio equalizer to control your sound, adjust video and image settings, easy adjust speed, use video tuner, deinterlacing option, etc.

How to play 3GP on Mac with the help of Elmedia Player

1. Different video formats give you trouble? Download Elmedia Player from this site.


2. Add a 3GP file to the Elmedia library.

To do it you can:

  • Launch the app and use "File" option in the Main menu to locate the file.
  • Or locate the file in Finder and right-click on it. In the context menu displayed choose “Open with”, then in the list of applications choose ‘Elmedia’.
  • Or open Elmedia Player, go to the main menu and use ‘File’ option to locate the file.

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3. That’s it – sit back and enjoy watching the video!

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3GP format: pros and cons


The biggest advantage of 3GP is that it minimizes the size occupied by the videos. Thanks to that their download and upload takes very little time – if you’ve got a good Internet connection it is just a matter of seconds.


The flip side of 3GP videos small size is their low quality. The smaller the size of a video, the more you have to compress the audio and video streams, and 3GP actually compresses both of them into a single file.

Elmedia Player
Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 59.66MB free space
Version 7.17(2353) (6 Dec, 2020) Release notes
Category: MultimediaApplication