Open bik file

Did your computer fail to open bik file? We explain what bik files are and recommend software that we know can open your bik files.

What is bik file?

Files with bik file extension can be most often encountered as video files encoded using the special Bink and Smacker codec. Typically encountered in older computer games.

bik file description

The bik file extension is used for files created by Bink and Smacker game video file codec. Its used by great number of games. A free viewer is available at the RAD Game Tools site.

Bink is video codec - it compresses at higher quality than DVD at up to three times the playback speed! Bink uses up to 16 MB less memory at runtime than other codecs. It has been licensed for over 3,800 games since 1999.

Bink is a hybrid block-transform and wavelet codec that can encode your video using 16 different compression techniques (wavelet, DCT, motion compensation, a variety of vector quantizers, Smacker-style, etc). With all of these techniques in one codec, Bink can handle any type of video.

Software that will open bik file

The RAD Video Tools

Set of tools and codecs for creating of Bink and Smacker files


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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