An mpeg file extension is related to the MPEG-1 video file format developed by Moving Pictures Experts Group that are used for Video-CD and CD-i media.

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MPEG file extension - MPEG movie

What is mpeg file? How to open mpeg files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

mpeg file icon: mpeg filetype icon

The mpeg file extension is associated with the MPEG-1 format used to store video data developed and standardized by Moving Pictures Experts Group (mpg, mpeg, m1v, mp2, mp3, mpa, mpe, mpv2, m3u).

Files that use .mpeg extensions typically are MPEG-1 system streams that contain MPEG-1-encoded video and MPEG-1 Layer II (MP2)-encoded audio.

MPEG-1 standard permits the coding of progressive video at a transmission rate of about 1.5 million bits per second (bps). This file format was designed specifically for use with Video-CD and CD-i media. The most common implementations of the MPEG-1 standard provides a video resolution of 352x240 at 30 frames per second (fps). When you use this standard, you receive a video that is slightly lower-quality than typical VCR videos.

However, MPEG-1 system streams do not exclusively use the mpg and mpeg extensions.

MPEG-2 program streams also frequently use .mpg and .mpeg file extensions, but they contain MPEG-2-encoded video. Because Microsoft Windows operating systems provide only an MPEG-1 video decoder, Windows Media Player cannot play MPEG-2 program streams without an additional MPEG-2 video decoder (also known as a DVD decoder pack) installed.

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Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open mpeg file:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

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Help how to open:

Use media player to playback *.mpeg files.

How to convert:

Use any compatible converter to transform *.mpeg files to other video formats.

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List of software applications associated to the .mpeg file extension

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Software that open mpeg file - MPEG movie

Programs supporting the exension mpeg on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mpeg file action.


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