.MPEG File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .MPEG file extension:

  1. MPEG Video
  2. MPEG Movie

1. MPEG Video

MPEG Video
  • Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
  • Popularity
    3.8 (120 votes)
  • Category Video Files
  • Format Binary

An MPEG file is a video file that uses a digital video format standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It contains video and audio that are compressed using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. MPEG files are typically used to share videos over the Internet.

Because MPEG compression is widely-supported, you can open an MPEG file in most media players, including:

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows)
  • Apple QuickTime Player (Mac)
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player (cross-platform)

Updated: February 1, 2021

2. MPEG Movie

MPEG Movie
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    3.6 (118 votes)
  • Category Video Files
  • Format N/A

Popular video format standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG); compressed using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression; often used for creating movies that are distributed over the Internet.

MPEG movies are typically saved with an .MPG extension.

Updated: October 6, 2016

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