MPEG2 File

What are MPEG2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MPEG2 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the MPEG2 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MPEG2 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 23 different MPEG2 openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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 ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
GuPlayerGuPlayerUser submitted
FreeSmithFreeSmithUser 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 Bitberry File Opener. It can open 410 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Bitberry File Opener here.

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