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File TypeMPEG-2 Video File

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What is an MPEG2 file?

Video file encoded with the MPEG-2 codec, which is mainly used for over-the-air, satellite, and cable digital TV signals and DVD video; uses lossy compression for audio and video to significantly reduce the size of the video data; not as efficient as the H.264 format.

More Information

The MPEG2 extension is not as common as the .MPG extension or the .MPG2 extension for storing MPEG-2 video. Audio files that are compressed with the MPEG-2 codec use the .MP2 extension.

NOTE: MPEG stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group.

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Updated 12/10/2015

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