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Opening BIK files

Have a problem opening a .BIK file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what BIK files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .BIK file type?

The .bik filename extension belongs to the Bink Video File (BIK) file type and format. Bink is the name of a private multimedia container format devised by RAD Game Tools specifically for video game developers. An all-in-one multimedia compression solution, binding its own container format with own audio/video codec specifications, Bink is currently used in a large number of video games on more than a dozen gaming platforms.

A .bik file is a digital video file, a Bink container with compressed audio and video data. Most commonly, it is an in-game video sequence, the playback of which is triggered by certain events—an introduction ("Intro.bik"), a plot-supporting or level-end movie, etc.



BIK videos cannot be directly played by general-purpose media players, as playback of .bik files requires the presence of the Bink decoder library. RAD Game Tools provides a set of tools (RAD Video Tools) to handle the BIK format, from simple playback to authoring and encoding. Apart from the official RAD Video Tools, a number of third-party Bink (.bik) players and converters are available on the Internet.

Software to open or convert BIK files

You can open BIK files with the following programs:
VLC media player
VLC media player by VideoLAN
 
MPC-HC
 
5KPlayer
5KPlayer by DearMob, Inc.
 
ALLPlayer V6.X
ALLPlayer V6.X by ALLPlayer Group, Ltd.
 


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