What are MPS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a MPS 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 MPS file?
MPS files have multiple uses, and MPEG-1 System Stream is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
MPEG-1 System Stream
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
Important: Different programs may use files with the MPS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MPS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different MPS openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 10, 2023
All known file formats using extension .MPS
While MPEG-1 System Stream is a popular type of MPS-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .MPS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
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.
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.
Microsoft Pocket Streets Map
Map data for use on the old Microsoft Pocket PCs, which has been discontinued many years ago.
Wolf RPG Editor Map
We know that one MPS format is Wolf RPG Editor Map. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|
|RealOne Player||User submitted|
|GOM Player||User submitted|
|MaxPayne Application||User submitted|
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