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MPG files: what are they and how do I open them?

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MPEG 1 video file format

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.

Further details:

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.

MIME types:
video/mpeg
video/mpg
video/x-mpg
video/mpeg2
application/x-pn-mpg
video/x-mpeg
video/x-mpeg2a
audio/mpeg
audio/x-mpeg
image/mpg

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What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.mpg" has the file extension "mpg". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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