How to Convert MKV to 3GP

Kelly SandsKelly Sands January 19, 2021 15:43 Video Converter

MKV to 3GP Converter is advanced video converter which can convert MKV to 3GP1, 3GP2 and other various video formats among MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc., along with HD and 4K UHD videos. It can also bring you 3D mode files and extract audio from your 2D videos. The new enhancement function can make you edit your videos with high quality!

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Part 1: Step-By-Step to Convert MKV to 3GP

Step 1Download and run the MKV to 3GP converter on computer. Click Add Files button to import the MKV files or the whole MKV folder.


Step 2Click the drop-down arrow right beside Convert All to and select your desired 3GP video format from the drop-down list.

Load Files

Step 3Optionally, click Edit or Clip button to customize the output 3GP video effects like Effect, Filters, Subtitles, Trim, Crop, Watermark, etc.


Step 4Back to the main interface, select the destination to save the converted 3GP files and click Convert All to start the conversion.


Part 2. MKV VS 3GP

What Is MKV File?

The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard, free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. It is a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4, or Advanced Systems Format (ASF), but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software.

What Is 3GP File?

3GP is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for 3G UMTS multimedia services. It is a required file format for video and associated speech/audio media types and timed text in ETSI 3GPP technical specifications for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) and Transparent end-to-end Packet-switched Streaming Service (PSS).

Part 3. FAQs of MKV to 3GP

  • Does converting MKV to 3GP lose quality?

    Yes. MKV files encoded with H.264 and HEVC while 3GP encoded with H.263 and XviD. When you convert an MKV video to 3GP video, you will lose quality definitely.

  • Can a TV play MKV files?

    No. MKV is a web movie format that cannot be opened by a TV. To play MKV videos on a TV, you need to hoop up your computer to play MKV files on your TV.

  • Can iPhone play 3GP files?

    No. iPhone can play files of H.264 and MPEG-4 with AAC audio in MP4, M4V, and MOV formats, and M-JEPG with stereo audio in AVI format. 3GP is not on the list. To play 3GP on iPhone, you need to convert 3GP to iPhone supported formats with Video Converter Ultimate.