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Details of extension .mpg

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .mpg file?
  • Which program can create the .mpg file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .mpg format?
  • What can convert .mpg files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .mpg extension?
Mpeg Video .mpg file icon

Mpeg Video

The MPG file is a MPEG 1 or 2 Video. Moving Picture Experts Group is the name of family of standards used for coding audio-visual information.
Category: Video files
Application: Windows Media Player
Program name: mplayer.exe
Mime-type: video/mpeg
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
m1v, m2v, mp2v, mpe, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpg2, mpv, mpv2
Related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie
Autodesk Animator FLIC File
QuickTime Movie
Multimedia Viewer Book
RealMedia File
Mpeg-4 Video Container
3GP Video File
Advanced Systems Format Media
AviSynth Script

Other types of files may also use the .mpg file extension. If you have helpful information about .mpg extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

HP Graphic Language Document
JPEG Bitmap Image
KPT Goo Graphic
Sharp Ladder Logic Program File
MetaGuide Setup Data
Atari 8-bit Magic Painter Image
MaLa Game List
FootBall Mogul Data
MetaPost Source Code

The .mpg filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

mpt (1), mpn (1), mpf (1), mp (1), mlg (1), mg (1), pmg (1), kpg (1), npg (1), hpg (1), mpv (1), mpr (1), mph (1), mpb (1), mog (1)

Can't open a .mpg file?

If you want to open a .mpg file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .mpg association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.mpg

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android