.MPEG File Extension
File TypeMPEG Video
What is an MPEG file?
An MPEG file is a video file that uses a digital video format standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It contains video and audio that are compressed using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. MPEG files are typically used to share videos over the Internet.
The Moving Picture Experts Group is an international workgroup that sets standards for media compression and encoding. Most notably, MPEG sets standards for video and audio compression. In 1993, MPEG created the initial version of MPEG video and audio compression, named MPEG-1. In 1995, MPEG created MPEG-1's successor, MPEG-2.
Most MPEG files contain video and audio data that has been compressed using either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 videos can also be saved as .MPG files. MPEG videos are now more commonly saved as .MP4 files, which utilize MPEG-4 compression.
How do I open an MPEG file?
Because MPEG compression is widely-supported, you can open an MPEG file in most media players, including: