MPS File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MPS file?

A .MPS file is a MPEG-1 System Stream file. The MPEG standard specifies how audio and video data can be stored in the same data stream and the System Stream contains timing data to synchronize the video and audio.

How to open MPS 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 MPS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MPS openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .MPS

While MPEG-1 System Stream is a popular type of MPS-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .MPS extension.

The MPS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a MPS opener may not be able to open all kinds of MPS files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited MPS viewer.

Mathematical Programming System file

MPS is a file format for presenting and archiving linear programming (LP) and mixed-integer programming problems. It is the de-facto standard ASCII format among most of the commercial LP solvers.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MPS openers which you will find listed below.

Garmin MapSource data

This type of .MTS file contains map data for Garmin MapSource, so you can use the map when you are not connected to the internet.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MPS openers which you will find listed below.

Microsoft Pocket Streets Map

Map data for use on the old Microsoft Pocket PCs, which has been discontinued many years ago.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MPS openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
RealOne PlayerRealOne PlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
GnumericGnumericUser submitted
RealTimesRealTimesUser submitted
MaxPayne ApplicationMaxPayne ApplicationUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MPS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MPS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!