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Opening mpg files

Have a problem opening a .mpg file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what mpg files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .MPG file type?

The .mpg extension denotes the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) audio and video compression format and the MPEG media file type. MPEG is an internationally standardized format and one of the most universally compatible and supported formats available.

There is much confusion around the .mpg (and .mpeg) extension. While this extension can be used to denote MPEG-1 Part 2 video files, it is most commonly associated with MPEG program stream (MPEG-PS) multiplexed audio/video files. Similarly to .avi and .mkv files, such .mpg files are containers incorporating encoded and compressed audio/video streams in an interleaved manner.

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Software to open or convert MPG files

You can open mpg files with the following programs: