An MPEG format file is a compressed video file type standardized by the Moving Pictures Expert Group.
The MPEG file format is one of the most widely used video formats and is compatible with various video editing and playback programs.
Videos in this format are compressed using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. This makes MPEG files popular for online distribution as they can be streamed and downloaded faster than other video formats.
In principle, MPEG is not only an extension, it is is a standard which can be used by multiple file extensions including MPEG. For example, MPEG2 video file can use the MPG2 file extension, while audio files compressed with the MPEG-2 codec usually use MP2.
An MPEG-4 video file is commonly seen ending with the MP4 file extension.
Both file extensions indicate an MPEG file, but neither actually uses the MPEG file extension, however there are files that have the MPEG file extension.
Files that actually have the MPEG file extension, and those that comply with the MPEG standard format, can be opened with many different multi-format media players:
There are also paid programs that support the playback of MPEG files such as:
Typical MPEG application file locations:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open "%L"
- "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /play "%L"
- %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:9 /Open "%L"
- C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe "%1"
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe /LaunchPhotoViewer /v "%1"
- "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:9 /Play "%L"
Typical MPEG mime types:
Frequently used application names to open MPEG files:
Frequently associated Windows objects:
If you downloaded a MPEG file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open MPEG File on iOS device follow steps below:
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