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MPG file format description

Many people share .mpg files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .mpg file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .mpg files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.mpg - Mpeg Video

The MPG video files are related to Windows Media Player. 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.

Windows Media Player
Video files
- / -
m1v, m2v, mp2v, mpe, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpg2, mpv, mpv2
Mpeg Video related extensions:
Chinese AVS Video
3GPP2 Video File
Windows Media Center Recorded TV
HD QuickTime Movie
M4U Playlist File
AMC Video

Naturally, other applications may also use the .mpg file extension. Even harmful programs can create .mpg files. Be especially cautious with .mpg files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .mpg file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .mpg file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

mpr, mph, mgp, lpg, jpg, mpt, mpf, mlg, pg, hpg, mpy, mpb, mog, pmg, npg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Microsoft Media Package File
KilnView Log Data
MOUSE Project
JPEG Bitmap Image
COMSOL Multiphysics Data
Microsoft Project Template

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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