.MPV2 File Extension

MPEG-2 Video Stream

Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
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What is an MPV2 file?

An MPV2 file is a video file encoded using MPEG-2 compression. It contains only raw video data; it does not contain audio or subtitles. Most commonly, video creators use MPV2 to create movies, by pairing them with accompanying audio files in video-editing applications.

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For example, an MPV2 file may contain video recorded using a digital video recorder. A user can import this file into a movie-making application, such as Windows Movie Maker, and pair it with an audio file to create a movie.

Unlike more common types of MPEG-2 video files, such as .MPG or .MPEG files, MPV2 files never contain audio. Digital video recorders that record both video and audio may save the audio associated with an MPV2 file in a corresponding .MPA2 file.

How to open an MPV2 file

You can open an MPV2 file with VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform) or FFmpeg (multiplatform). You may be able to open the file in other common video players by changing its extension from .mpv2 to .mpeg.

How to convert an MPV2 file

You can use VideoLAN VLC media player or FFmpeg to convert MPV2 files to other video formats. For example, VLC can convert MPV2 files to the following formats:

  • .MP4 - MPEG-4 Video
  • .WEBM - WebM Video
  • .TS - Video Transport Stream
  • .ASF - Advanced Systems Format
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Programs that open MPV2 files

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