How to Play 3GP File on Windows?

Method 1: Convert 3GP to Windows WMV; Method 2: Install WMV Player for Windows

3GP is a multimedia container format for 3G UMTS multimedia service and is often played on a 3G mobile. Can other platforms support to play 3GP files? Can we play 3GP files on Windows? Well, as per Windows Media Player official website, the 3GP file can be played by Windows Media Player, but sometimes there are still playback failure happening for 3GP and Windows Media Player, so 3GP playback problem will happen on Windows when you use the default player, Windows Media Player to open it. How to solve it? The following will introduce two popular methods to enable you to easily play any 3GP file on your Windows.


Method One: Convert 3GP to Windows Media Player Best Supported WMV

Windows default player, Windows Media Player, best supported video format is WMV and so we can convert 3GP file to Windows Media Player best supported WMV and then you will have no problem in playing the converted WMV file on Windows. To convert 3GP to Windows WMV, a professional 3GP to Windows converter - Avdshare Video Converter is recommended to use. This Avdshare Video Converter can convert any 3GP file to Windows WMV with the super fast conversion speed and with the high quality output file. Also, this Avdshare Video Converter supports to convert other unplayed MKV, FLV, MOV, MTS, RMVB, etc to Windows supported WMV.

Guide on How to Convert 3GP to WMV

You can follow the guide below to convert your 3GP file to Windows WMV.

Make Preparation: Free download 3GP to WMV Converter

Free download the professional 3GP to WMV Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Add 3GP

Click the "Add file" button to easily import 3GP to iDealshare VideoGo.

Step 2 Set WMV as output video format

Click the Profile button and select Windows best supported WMV as the output format from the appearing General Video category.

Step 3 Start the conversion

Click the Convert button to start and finish the 3GP to Windows WMV conversion.

Method Two: Install another media player that can play 3GP file on your Windows

3GP file has poor compatibility with Windows default player, Windows Media Player, and so we can install another media player which 100% supports 3GP files on your Windows. VLC Player is so popular and has full support for 3GP file. So we can download VLC Player, install it and open it on your Windows to play your 3GP file. Follow the steps below to install your VLC Player on your Windows.

Go to VLC Player official website, choose VLC Player for Windows version, download it and install it on your Windows computer. Launch it on your Windows computer and import your 3GP file to this VLC Player for the compatible playback. You can also try to open your other files on your Windows with this VLC Player.


Of course, you may search to find other methods to play 3GP files on Windows, like installing codec to your Windows, etc, but this method will have big risk in bringing virus to your Windows computer. The above two methods are the widely used ones and are being used by many users for their 3GP files playback on Windows. Now choose one method to solve your 3GP file not playing on Windows problem.