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3G2 to MP3: Extract Audio from 3G2(3GPP2 Mobile Video) Video to MP3(MPEG Layer-3) with River Past Audio Converter, 3G22MP3 converter, conversion

What is 3G2?

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3G/3GPP) is a collaboration agreement that was established in December 1998. The 3GPP and 3GPP2 specifications call out specific types of media that can exist in .3gp and .3g2 files.

Once you move a video from cell phone to your PC, the easiest way to play it is to use Apple's QuickTime Player.

In general, if a cell phone record a 3g2 video, it should conform to the 3G2 standard. However, a cell phone may not has the ability to play all variety of 3G2 videos due to limited codec support on the cell. Thus, it is easy to convert a cell phone 3G2 to a video format playable on a computer, but it is not so easy to convert a PC video to a 3G2 which is compatible with your particular brand of cell phone.

To convert from 3G2 video to other formats with River Past software, please have Apple QuickTime installed.

What is MP3?

MP3 is a digital audio compression algorithm that acheives a compression factor of about twelve while preserving sound quality. It does this by optimising the compression according to the range of sound that people can actually hear. MP3 is currently (July 1999) the most powerful algorithm in a series of audio encoding standards developed under the sponsorship of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and formalised by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

MP3 is very different from Layer 2, using an additional MDCT layer to increase frequency resolution. Its scale factor groups are more optimised for the human ear, and it uses nonlinear sample quantisation and Huffman coding. MP3 files (filename extension ".mp3") can be downloaded from many World-Wide Web sites and can be played using software available for most operating systems (also downloadable), e.g. Winamp for PC, MacAmp for Macintosh, and mpeg123 for Unix. MP3 files are usually downloaded completely before playing but streaming MP3 is also possible. A program called a "ripper" can be used to copy a selection from a music CD onto your hard disk and another program called an encoder can convert it to an MP3 file.

Windows ships with limited MP3 encoding support. The output sample rate is limited to 24khz and the bitrate is limited 56kbps. However, many add-on packages from open source community make it possible to encode at higher sample rate and bitrate.

A commonly used open source codec is LAME. LAME comes in different forms, including a ACM (Audio compression manager) codec and a DLL (lame_enc.dll). Caution: LAME ACM does not work well on many computers, regardless which software is loading it. It is best to avoid installing LAME ACM and use lame_enc.dll instead.

MPEG.ORG is an excellent source for additional information on MPEG format and usage.

When you encode MP3 audio, we recommend you to install lame_enc.dll.

Launch River Past Audio Converter

Once River Past Audio Converter is installed properly, launch Audio Converter.

Add File

Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "3GPP/3GPP2 - Mobile Phone Video (*.3gp;*.3g2)" in its "Files of type" combo box.

Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.

Note: To convert from 3GPP/3GPP2 files, you must have Apple QuickTime installed.

If you are not able to add the file, please verify your QuickTime installation since we use QuickTime to decode 3G2 video. Try to play the file in QT Player.

If QT Player cannot play the file, you will need to reinstall QuickTime.

River Past Audio Converter

Select output format

Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Format" label to expand the panel. Select "MP3 - MPEG Layer-3" as the "Audio Type".

You can change the sample rate, channel (stereo or mono) and bitrate.

Note: The standard MPEG Layer-3 audio compressor is limited to maximum 24khz and 56kbps. Please install Lame_enc.dll for higher sample rate and bitrate.

Select output directory

Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.


Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.

River Past Audio Converter

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   3G2 to 3GP
   3G2 to AIF
   3G2 to AVI
   3G2 to DIVX
   3G2 to DV
   3G2 to GIF
   3G2 to JPEG
   3G2 to M4A
   3G2 to MKV
   3G2 to MOV
   3G2 to MP3
   3G2 to MP4/M4V
   3G2 to MPA
   3G2 to MPEG-1
   3G2 to MPEG-2
   3G2 to OGG
   3G2 to OGM
   3G2 to RA
   3G2 to RM
   3G2 to VOB
   3G2 to WAV
   3G2 to WMA
   3G2 to WMV
   3G2 to XVID
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