MPEG2 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a MPEG2 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MPEG2 files.

What is a MPEG2 file?

The MPEG2 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the MPEG2 file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the MPEG2 file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about MPEG2 files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open MPEG2 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MPEG2 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 26 different MPEG2 openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MPEG2 files. Remember, different programs may use MPEG2 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 ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
FLV and Media PlayerFLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
GuPlayerGuPlayerUser submitted
MediaGetMediaGetUser submitted
FreeSmithFreeSmithUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
GU PlayerGU PlayerUser submitted
Ace PlayerAce PlayerUser submitted
Sigma media playerSigma media playerUser submitted
GVOD PlayerGVOD PlayerUser submitted
1 Media Player1 Media PlayerUser submitted
iTudouiTudouUser submitted
Torrent Video PlayerTorrent Video PlayerUser submitted
M-Player-Video GM-Player-Video GUser submitted
KeyplayerKeyplayerUser submitted
xDark VLC PlayerxDark VLC PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
Jaksta Media PlayerJaksta Media PlayerUser submitted
Easy Media PlayerEasy Media PlayerUser submitted
MoovidaMoovidaUser submitted
HiDef Media PlayerHiDef Media PlayerUser submitted
AlexTV Media EngineAlexTV Media EngineUser submitted
HD Media PlayerHD Media PlayerUser submitted
SysPlayerSysPlayerUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!