.MPG File Extension
|Developer||Moving Picture Experts Group|
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What is an MPG file?
An MPG file is a common video file that uses a digital video format standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It stores video, audio, and metadata interleaved together. MPG files are often used for creating movies that are distributed on the Internet.
MPG files typically incorporate MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 audio and video compression. MPEG-1 is one of the most widely used lossy video/audio formats in the world since it is supported by a large number of video and audio applications. MPEG-2 was developed to improve on the shortcomings of MPEG-1, which includes only a two-channel audio compression system and insufficient support for the demands of higher resolution video.
MPG files are saved in a program stream container format known as PS or MPEG-PS. The format stores audio, video, and metadata that has been interleaved together in one stream for efficient deliverability.
How to open an MPG file
You can open an MPG file and play the video it contains in most media players, including:
- Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows)
- Apple QuickTime Player (Mac)
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player (multiplatform)
How to convert an MPG file
VideoLAN VLC Media Player is a free, multiplatform program that allows you to convert MPG videos to the following formats:
HandBrake, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, CyberLink PowerDirector, and Apple QuickTime Player also allow you to convert MPG files to other formats.