Open MPG4 file

MPG4 files: what are they and how do I open them?

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MPEG-4 video file format

An mpg4 file extension is used for multimedia container file format that stores MPEG-4 encoded video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)-encoded audio content.

Further details:

The mpg4 file extension is associated with MPEG-4 multimedia file format. MPEG-4 is an International Standards Organization (ISO) specification that covers many aspects of multimedia presentation including compression, authoring and delivery.

The MPEG-4 file format, as defined by the MPEG-4 specification, contains MPEG-4 encoded video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)-encoded audio content.

MPG4 is a container format. As any other container format like AVI (avi), RealMedia (rm, rmvb), QuickTime (mov), MPEG (mpg, mpeg), Matroska (mkv, mka), OGM (ogm) it allows you to combine different multimedia streams (mostly audio and video) into one single file.

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Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

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MPlayer for Linux

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Apple TV Video Converter

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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.mpg4" has the file extension "mpg4". 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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