MPG File

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 three MPG openers that are compatible with this specific type of MPG file.

Programs that open MPEG Video files

Last updated: December 19, 2022

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.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterVerified
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
RealPlayerRealPlayerVerified
WinampWinampVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified

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