Did your computer fail to open a MPG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MPG 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.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
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 MPG file openers, viewers, etc.
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 Player||User submitted|
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|Free File Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|