What is a .MPG2 File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mpg2 extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .mpg2 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MPG2 file?

The file extension .MPG2 is MPEG-2 Video File. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .mpg2 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MPG2 file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .MPG2 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MPG2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .mpg2 file on Windows, 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. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPG2 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MPG2 file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mpg2 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple QuickTime Player and VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPG2 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 VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MPG2 file on Linux

To open the .mpg2 file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MPG2 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MPG2 file?

If you cannot open the .MPG2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MPG2 file.mpg4 – Moving Picture Experts Group, .mpga – MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio File, .mpgindex – Adobe Systems, .mph – MAGIX, .mpi – The InstallJammer Team. 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 .MPG2 file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.