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MPG file format

File extension
.mpg
File category
Programs
VLC Video Player
Apple iTunes
Quicktime Player
Main program
Windows Media Player
Description
MPG is a moving picture expert group’s digital video file. Videos in MPG format are compressed using either MPEG-2 or MPEG-1 compression. Both types of MPG files serve as container files for audio and video data to ensure the two portions remain in sync. Movies with MPG extension have smaller sizes and more excellent quality, but quality differs from original VCR videos.
Technical details
MPG compresses files to 1.5 Mbit/s. Digital video files, audio files are compressible. MPEG-1 is used for broadcasting. MPEG-2 is used for compressing movies. Also, it’s bit- rate limit is 1 Mbit/s. MPG files are often used for TV and DVD stations, cable, satellite.
MIME type
audio/mpeg