How to open or play files with .MPG extension?

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What is the .MPG format?

Surely you have heard of the MPG format, but the truth is that in general terms when we talk about MPG, we are referring to Moving Picture Experts Group, which would be translated as Moving Picture Experts Group and it refers precisely to a working group of experts in video formats.

Thanks to this union, what would later become the MPEG-1 format, often known as MPG, was born. This format will see the light in 1993 and since then it has had multiple versions, among which we can highlight the popular one MPEG-4, developed in 1998.


The classic format known as MPG can refer to all video formats of this family, including MPEG-4 (also known as MP4) and some others. However, when the term is used many refer specifically to the MPEG-1 format.

Wondering how to open files in MPG format? The truth is, there are currently many ways to open these types of files. In any case, if you have any doubts, read the following guide carefully.

How to open or play files with .MPG extension?

The MPG format is still widely used today, so it is very likely that you will come across a video or movie in MPG. Because of its popularity, it is usually compatible with many readers, being these programs the ones we will need to open the file in MPG format.


MPC, also known as Media Player Classic, is a great player for practically all types of video and audio, although it mainly focuses on video playback.

Without a doubt, it is one of the most recommended applications to play virtually any type of file, including MPG. By installing this application it will be sufficient to double click on the file or MPG or open it directly from MPC.

If you want to have MPC, which by the way is completely free, you can get it via the following link Media Player Classic - Download.


VLC is one of those programs that everyone recommends and there are many reasons for it. First, the software is completely free and it works also very efficiently on virtually all computers, which is why it is one of the most popular video playback applications.

The VLC application is constantly improving and has versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. You can make the application open files in MPG format from the following VLC-Download link.

After downloading this great player, we recommend that you download and update the VLC codecs, which will be necessary to make it work in the best possible way.

Windows Media Player

If your operating system is Windows, then you will have access to a player which, while not the favorite of many, will certainly be able to play some formats, such as MPG. We refer to Windows Media Player, which is included in the Windows operating system.

One of the advantages of Windows Media Player is that you will not have to download any other type of software and in most cases it is compatible with formats such as MPG. We encourage you to try this application which may already be installed on your computer.

Even so, it is best to update Windows Media Player to the latest version, to take advantage of all its features and to be able to play the MPG format without any problems.

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