.MPG2 File Extension

MPEG-2 Video File

MPG2 files contain MPEG-2 encoded video data. They are used for DVD video and digital TV broadcasts. The MPG2 file extension reduces video data size significantly using lossy compression. Software is ...

General Information

Title MPG2 File Extension
Extension .mpg2
Full Form MPEG-2 Video File
File Type Video File
Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME Type video/mpeg

File Function

Primary Function Store video
Additional Functions Audio storage, Broadcast format
Features Compression, High quality

File Characteristics

Quality Standard definition
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with software

Use Cases

Video editing Yes
DVD creation Yes
Television broadcasting Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malware attachment
Best Practices Scan files, Update players

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1995
Latest Standard ISO/IEC 13818-2

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mpg, .mpeg, .m2v

Software Compatibility

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