.MPG File Extension

MPEG Video File

An MPG file is a common video file format. It uses the MPEG digital video format. The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) standardized this format. MPG files store video, audio, and metadata together....

General Information

Title MPG File Extension
Extension .mpg
Full Form MPEG Video File
File Type Video File
Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME Type video/mpeg

File Function

Primary Function Store video
Additional Functions Store audio
Features Compression, Streaming

File Characteristics

Quality Varies
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Video Playback Yes
Streaming Services Yes
Video Editing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malware embedding
Best Practices Regular scans, Updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1990s
Latest Version MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mp4, .mov, .avi

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Windows Media Player Free Windows
QuickTime Player Free Mac