.MPG - File Extension for MPEG Video Files

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File extension MPG is used for audio and video files in a MPEG formats. An MPEG sample file is provided. Free MPEG players and editors are listed.

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File Extension: .MPG

MIME Type: video/x-mpeg

File Content: Audio and video data.

What is MPG? MPG is a file extension for audio and video files using MPEG compression formats. MPEG compression formats are developed by Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).

Technical notes on MPEG file formats:

  • MPEG-1: Initial video and audio compression standard.
  • MPEG-2: Transport, video and audio standards for broadcast-quality television.
  • MPEG-3: Originally designed for HDTV, but abandoned when it was realized that MPEG-2 (with extensions) was sufficient for HDTV.
  • MPEG-4: Expands MPEG-1 to support video/audio "objects", 3D content, low bitrate encoding and support for Digital Rights Management.

Here are the first 128 bytes of a sample MPEG file dumped in HEX values:

00 00 01 ba 21 00 01 00 01 80 06 a5 00 00 01 bb ................
00 0c 80 06 a5 07 e1 ff c0 c0 20 e0 e0 2e 00 00 ................
01 ba 21 00 01 26 e9 80 06 a5 00 00 01 e0 04 50 ...............P
60 2e 31 00 03 19 41 11 00 01 d2 df 00 00 01 b3 ..1...A.........
0a 00 78 c4 00 9c 60 a4 00 00 01 b8 00 08 0e 20 ..x.............
00 00 01 00 00 8f ff f8 00 00 01 01 ca b7 e1 f4 ................
a5 25 2b 94 a5 22 2e 52 94 88 b9 4a 52 22 e5 29 .......R...JR...
48 8a aa 52 94 88 b9 4a 52 22 e5 29 48 8b 94 a5 H..R...JR...H...

MPEG sample file: Click sample.mpg to download.

Audio and video data stored in MPEG files can be retrieved, played or edited by popular free software:

  • Windows Media Player - Plays MPEG and other video files.
  • MPlayer - Plays MPEG files and other video files. An open source software.
  • mpgtx - Edits MPEG files. An open source software.

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