subscribe: Posts | Comments

Types of Video Formats for Mobile Phones

/*Comments Off on Types of Video Formats for Mobile Phones */

funny videosUsage of mobile videos is growing at a tremendous rate and the popularity of mobile videos has grown so much that it’s now aptly called the Fourth Screen, after first films, second TV and third computer screens. Because of this, the cell phone has become people’s essential belonging to carry everywhere so that they can watch TV shows, news, films and even social video sharing websites on their mobile phone anywhere, anytime.

Normally the term Mobile TV means video watched on a mobile device. But here we will call them Mobile Videos, through which videos are watched and shared from video sharing sites.

Mobile Phone Video Formats

Cartoons videosThere are only a few formats of mobile videos and mobile TV all of which are compressed. These are 3GPP, RTSP, MPEG-4 and Flash Lite.


3 GP or 3GPP (.3gp)

Sports video3 GP or 3 GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is a communication system which is standardized globally and works between mobile phones of the 3rd generation GSM-base. This is the prime format for mobile phone videos. When you will download a video, it will be saved in this format. Most of the Prosumer editing systems output 3GP files. You will get several format conversion plug-ins and programs on the market as shareware or freeware. Actually, 3GP is a variant of MPEG-4 but is normally categorized separately from rest of the MPEG-4 formats.

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

Visit for a great variety of 3GP videos. 3gp Videos at are high quality and offer you a tremendous range. What’s more, they don’t charge you for watching them, even if it is made by them! So, don’t forget to take advantage of this fabulous website.


horror videosReal Time Streaming Protocol or RTSP is used to set up and control sessions of streaming media. Though it begins and controls the stream, it doesn’t handle the actual transmission. That is done usually with RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol), though a few vendors make use of proprietary transport protocols.


Hindi songsMotion Picture Experts Group or MPEG-4 is an extremely popular format for video and is available in several forms, categorized as Parts. E.g. Part 2 includes Nero Digital, 3ivx QuickTime 6, DivX and Windows Media Video (.wmv), while Part 10 includes QuickTime 7.

Flash Lite

MoviesTrailersThis is a highly optimized variant of Flash meant for cell phones and other portable devices. It supports the H.264 standard and FLV, of course, which is used by most of the popular video-sharing websites.

On Poshipon you will get all the information of how to open 3GP files, how to convert files, 3G2 file format and much more. Go through this site to enjoy a variety of videos and get great knowledge.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.