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.mpg File Extension

Developer: Moving Picture Experts Group
File type: MPEG Video File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mpg. Files with the file extension .mpg can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mpg files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mpg file?

Files stored in the MPG format are video files embedded with MPEG video data compression specifications and data encoding algorithms, and these MPG video files are appended with the .mpg extension. Specifically, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formatting standards are usually incorporated into MPG files, which are digital video data compression specifications and algorithms developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. These MPG files are normally distributed on the Internet as video downloads, streamed videos and digital video content materials that are embedded unto Web pages. Windows Media Player is integrated with compatibility support and playback functionality for these MPG files, which means this media player can be used to open and view the video content of files stored in the .mpg format. Apple QuickTime Player is a cross platform digital multimedia player that is also embedded with compatibility support and playback functionality for these MPG files, which means Windows and Mac users can deploy this software to open and view the video content stored in files appended with the .mpg extension.

how to open a .mpg file?

Launch a .mpg file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mpg file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mpg files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mpg file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mpg file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .mpg file association errors

applications that open a .mpg file

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Playlist (WPL) is a computer file format that keeps multimedia playlists for video and audio collections. It is an owned file format utilized in Microsoft Windows Media Player versions 9 to 12. The fundamentals of WPL files are represented in XML format. These .WPL files can be accessed and utilized by the Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 application version as well as the Roxio Creator 2012 program. WPL files are also known as Windows Media Player playlist files, which are indicated by the Microsoft Windows Media Player or the other media players with support for WPL files as reference data when users open these playlist files and begin to access the content stored in it. The top-level aspect specifies that the file's elements go after the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) structure. The information contained in these WPL files are directory locations to the video files and audio content chose by the creator of the .WPL file, this enables the media player application to quickly and easily find and play the video and audio content from their directory locations.
Apple QuickTime Player

Apple QuickTime Player

Apple QuickTime Player is a multimedia player software that handles a variety of files of different formats from digital photos to panoramic images, audios to videos as well as interactivity. This multimedia player program is available for Mac OS X computers as well as later versions of Windows computers. This software product by Apple has Software Development Kits or SDKs which is available to the public as long as subscribed with the Apple Developer Connection or ADC. It has QuickTime framework, which is compatible with other free player applications, that provide several functions. These include the encoding of audios and videos, transcoding of those same files, decoding with the option to send a decoded stream to graphics subsystem or audio subsystem, and a component plugin architecture to support other codecs (third party like DivX). The latest version of this software is QuickTime Player 7 which is downloadable for free for Mac and Windows computers.
Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Winamp Media Player 5.6 is a popular media player for Windows. This player was developed by Nullsoft and it allows users to play multimedia content such as audio and video. The software not only provides users with all the tools they need to organize their audio and video files but it also allows them to burn and rip CDs and even sync files from mobile devices. Winamp also features a playlist editor that allows users to create and manage their song lists as well as its media library effectively organizes all the audio and video files so that they can be located in one location. This software also has visualization features wherein animated graphics can be displayed along with the music being played. This media player also comes with a customizable user interface wherein users can change skins, as well as it supports not only a large number of file formats but it also supports a lot of user-developed plug ins.
VideoLan VLC Media player

VideoLan VLC Media player

VideoLan VLC Media player is a multi-media player software that is considered to be an open source and cross platform multimedia player with framework. Thus, a product that can play most of the standard files of multimedia plus CDs, DVDs and VCDs. It also plays different streaming protocols, supported applications or devices and webcams. There is also the ability to play audios of various codecs even if there are no codec packs included: MPEG-2, WebM, MP3, WMV and MKV. This software works on most Windows computers, Mac OS X PCs, Linux and well as Unix. In addition, there is descryption for DVD which is executed via the libdvdcss library. It also has playback control support for all computers compatible with it using libcdio or libvcdinfo. On Mac computers, this media player can grab audios and videos from EyeTV applications and other devices that capture EyeTV data. On GNU and Linux, it supports encoding cards that are compatible with V4L2 and MPEG-2 which are Visiontech Kfir and Hauppage WinTV-PVR 250-350.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mpg files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mpg. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.


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