MPG File Type

- The quick facts

What are MPG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MPG 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 MPG file?

A .MPG file is a MPEG Video file.

MPG (also referred to as MPEG) is the acronym for Moving Picture Experts Group - the same group that also invented the popular MP3 and MP4 formats. Files with the .mpg extension are video files, and it is a popular format to distribute video and movie clips over the Internet.

Videos stored as .mpg files are compressed, which means the data has been reduced in size. The files are compressed to allow users to download the files more quickly without sacrificing much of the picture quality in the video itself.

The MPG video file format uses either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. MPEG-1 results in lower quality than MPEG-2, and was designed to compress VHS-video and CD audio without losing too much quality.

MPEG-2 was designed to compress video and audio for higher-quality videos and has been used as the compression method for TV broadcasts and DVDs.

How to open MPG files

We have identified 2 MPG openers that are compatible with this specific type of MPG file.

Programs that open MPEG Video files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension MPG

While we know of one file format using the .MPG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MPG file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted