What is a .MPE File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .mpe extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .mpe file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MPE file?

The .MPE file extension comes from MPEG Movie File. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .mpe file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .MPE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .MPE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MPE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .mpe file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player and Nullsoft Winamp software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows Media Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MPE file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mpe file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple QuickTime Player and Roxio Popcorn software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple QuickTime Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MPE file?

If you are still unable to open the .MPE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MPE file.mpeg – Moving Picture Experts Group, .mpeg1 – MPEG-1 Video File, .mpeg2 – MPEG-2 Video File, .mpeg4 – MPEG-4 File, .mpf – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MPE file with the Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player, Nullsoft Winamp programs on Windows and Apple QuickTime Player, Roxio Popcorn programs on Mac.