Is there a way to get a video codec for 3gp without downloading a player?? or software update or something?

I have a galaxy mini 2, and i have trouble playing 3gp clips in mms and snapchat. I'd like to be able to play them directly through messages or snapchat, but everywhere i look it seems you have to download a separate player and watch them in that.

Funny thing is i have no problem playing clips sent from iphones but i have trouble playing clips from other androids.