What is a .MPG File And How To Open It – Moving Picture Experts Group (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mpg extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .mpg file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MPG file?

The file extension .MPG is MPEG Video File. The developer of this file extension is Moving Picture Experts Group. The file has the binary format, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .mpg file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .MPG file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .MPG file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Windows Media Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Nullsoft Winamp and Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPG file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MPG file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mpg file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player and Eltima Elmedia Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

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

How to open a .MPG file on Linux

To open the .mpg file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MPG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .MPG file on Android

There is easy way to open the .mpg file on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .MPG file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Videolabs VLC for Android software and install it. You could also download the Videolabs VLC for Android software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .MPG file on iOS

To open the .mpg file on iOS, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. You could also download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .MPG file?

If you cannot open the .MPG file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MPG file.mpg2 – MPEG-2 Video File, .mpg4 – Moving Picture Experts Group, .mpga – MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio File, .mpgindex – Adobe Systems, .mph – MAGIX. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MPG file with the Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, Microsoft Windows Media Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Nullsoft Winamp programs on Windows, Eltima Elmedia Player, Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux, Videolabs VLC for Android software on Android and VideoLAN VLC media player software on iOS.