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What are MP2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MP2 file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MP2 files.

What is a MP2 file?

A .MP2 file is a MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 file.

Files with the MP2 file extension are audio files in the MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 format.

MP2 files are compressed audio files, which means that the input audio data stream is reduced in size by the encoder when creating the file, without compromising the sound quality too much.

MP2 is an audio standard that is still used for radio and TV broadcasts, whereas the popular successor, MP3, has taken over on PCs and the internet.

.MP2 files are compressed better than MP1 files, but less than MP3 files.

MP2 audio files are playable by many portable media players, but since many players are now designed to play .mp3, converting .mp2 files to .mp3 have become imperative.

How to open MP2 files

We have identified three MP2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of MP2 file.

Programs that open MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 files

Last updated: December 22, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MP2 files. Remember, different programs may use MP2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted

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