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How to Convert 3G2 to MP4 for A Better Compatibility

If you can’t play 3G2 videos on your devices or media players, in this tutorial, I will introduce how to convert 3G2 to MP4 so that you can get the video with a better compatibility.

Updated Jan 03,2019 | by Micky

What Is 3G2 and How to Convert 3G2 to MP4

3G2 is a multimedia format containing both video and audio data and is developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2. It is mainly used on 3G phones but are also supported by 2G and 4G phones. It is designed to transmit multimedia files over the internet and mainly used for viewing videos on mobile phones,.

However, the same as 3GP, 3G2 is rarely seen these days and sometimes, it may not be compatible with your player or portable devices like iPhone and iPad. In this case, the video in 3G2 won’t be played.

To solve this problem, you will need to convert 3G2 to MP4 which is a more common video format and is compatible with most devices on market.

In the following tutorial, some most practical 3G2 MP4 converter will be provided to help you get the job done easily.


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How to Convert 3G2 to MP4 in VLC

There is no doubt that VLC is one of the most widely used media player. It helps us do things more than playing videos. Video clipping and video conversion are also supported in VLC. If you happen to have installed VLC on your PC, then, luckily, you can use it to convert 3G2 to MP4 with ease without installing another third-party software.

1.       Launch VLC.

2.       Click on “Media” on the upper left and select “Convert/Save”.

3.       Click on “Add” and import the 3G2 video you want to convert.

4.       Click on “Convert/Save” to proceed.

5.       Preset a destination folder and select MP4 as the output format.

6.       Click on “Start” to proceed.


How to Convert 3G2 to MP4 with A Third-party Video Converter

You didn’t install VLC on PC? Don’t worry because there is still another choice – a third-party 3G2 to MP4 converter that can help you out.

IOTransfer – iPhone transfer software – is more than an iOS data transfer tool that helps to transfer files between iPhone, iPad, iPod and PC. It also provides a feature to convert any kinds of videos to more than 20 formats including MP4, AVI, 3GP, and MP3. It’s faster and more stable than most of its counterparts on market.


When using the video conversion feature, you can directly transfer the converted video into your iDevice like iPhone and iPad

Moreover, IOTransfer also allows its users to download online videos, make GIFs, and clean iDevices within only 1 click.

Free download this powerful software to have a try.

Convert 3G2 to MP4 within 3 Steps

Step 1 ( Alternative) Connect Your iPhone to PC


If you have no plan to transfer the converted video to your iDevice, please skip this step.

Install and launch IOTransfer on your PC, connect your iPhone to it via a USB cable and wait until the device gets recognized. When you see the notification “Trust This Computer” pop up on the display, tap on “Trust” to proceed.


Step 2 Preparation before the Video Conversion

Click on “VIDEOS” in the top toolbar. In the opened window, click on “Converter” on the left and then, click on “+Add Files” to import the 3G2 video. Select MP4 as the output format, tick off the option “Automatically transfer the converted video into your iDevice” and remember to preset an output folder as well.


Step 3 Start the Video Conversion

Click on “Convert Now” to start the video conversion. When the progress bar is 100%, wait until the loop circling around the iPhone icon stops. Then, you can find the MP4 video in both the folder you previously set and in the video App on your iPhone.


How to Convert 3G2 to MP4 with An Online Video Downloader

In fact, without installing VLC or third-party software, you can directly convert 3G2 to MP4 with some online video conversion services on Google. You can find hundreds of similar services there among which ZAMZAR is my favorite.

Now, follow the steps below to learn how it works.

1.       Go to ZAMZAR

2.       Click on “Choose Files” and import the 3G2 video.

3.       Choose MP4 as the output format.

4.       Click on “Convert” to start the video conversion.

5.       After it’s completed, click on “Download” to download the MP4 file to your PC.


Bottom Line

How to convert 3G2 to MP4? Try any of the 3 tools offered above and find the one which suits you best!

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