Files with mpg extension are video files in MPEG-1 video format developed by Moving Picture Experts Group and used with Video-CD and CD-i media. Historically one of the most common video file types.

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MPG file extension - MPEG 1 video file format

What is mpg file? How to open mpg files?

File type specification:

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

mpg file icon: mpg filetype icon

File extension mpg is traditionally used for video files in MPEG standard, developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. These standards are an evolving set of standards for video and audio compression.

This 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.

Files that use the mv1 file extension typically are MPEG-1 elementary streams that contain only video information. Files that use MPG or MPEG extensions typically are MPEG-1 system streams that contain MPEG-1-encoded video and MPEG-1 Layer II (MP2)-encoded audio.

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Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open mpg file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

The .mpg files can be played in all current media players.

How to convert:

The .mpg file conversion is widely supported in modern video converters.

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List of software applications associated to the .mpg file extension

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Software that open mpg file - MPEG 1 video file format

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

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