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.BIK File Extension

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File Type 1Bink Video File

DeveloperRAD Game Tools
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CategoryVideo Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Proprietary video format developed by RAD Game Tools; used for playing movie clips in video games on both PCs and console systems; allows standard video to be highly compressed while optimizing video quality for the target platform.

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Bink videos can be played with Windows Media Player (WMP) if you have the Windows 7 Codec Pack installed. Even though WMP says it does not recognize the ".bik" extension after you have installed the codec pack, choose to open the video anyway and WMP will play it.

BIK files are often compressed from .AVI, .MOV, or other common video file formats. When compressed with the Bink tools, the data rates can be adjusted for resolutions as low as 320x240 up to resolutions in HD quality, thereby supporting videos that are suitable for handheld devices as well as HD TVs and computer screens.

Program(s) that open .BIK files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
The RAD Video Tools
Microsoft Windows Media Player with Windows 7 Codec Pack
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VideoLAN VLC media player
Mac OS X LogoMac
The Bink Video Player for MacOS X
VideoLAN VLC media player
Linux LogoLinux
The Bink Video Player for GNU/Linux
VideoLAN VLC media player
Updated 7/22/2015

File Type 2Video Game Movie File

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CategoryGame Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


Video format used by various video games, including Sid Meier's Civilization 4 and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2; typically stored in the "\Data\movies\" folder within the program folder; referenced when video clips are played within the game.

Program(s) that open .BIK files
Updated 12/15/2014