What is 3GP?
3GP files are a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project. It was developed to play videos on 3G-enabled mobile phones that weren’t capable of playing MP4 videos, but 3GP files can also work on some 2G and 4G phones.
3GP files can still be used, but there’s less of a need for them thanks to more mobile bandwidth availability and higher mobile data caps. MP4 is a more flexible file format than 3GP, though, because it can be played by many more types of devices and software.
What is MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert 3GP to MP4 online?
- Choose a 3GP file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert 3GP to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than 3GP?
If you need to play a video on an old 3G mobile phone, 3GP is a better choice than MP4. For most other use cases, MP4 is better, though, because it supports higher-quality resolution.