.BIK File Extension

.BIK File Extension

2 file types use the .bik file extension.
File Type 1

Bink Video File

Developer RAD Game Tools
Popularity
3.9  |  142 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is a BIK file?

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.

More Information

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.

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Programs that open BIK files

Updated July 22, 2015
File Type 2

Video Game Movie File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.6  |  19 Votes
Category Game Files
Format N/A

What is a BIK file?

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.

Programs that open BIK files

Updated November 16, 2015

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