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How to open mpeg files?

mpeg file icon Have you had trouble opening the mpeg file on your computer? What are mpeg files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is mpeg file?

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.

MPEG movie description

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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Suggested software to open mpeg file

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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