Due to the small amount of storage space required, MPG permits lossy compression with little loss of audio and video quality for simple downloading. This file type provides high-quality files in modest file sizes. MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files are also referred to as MPG files. To keep the audio and video data in sync, MPG files of both types are used as container files. MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files can be played on Windows, Mac, and a variety of mobile devices. Although MPEG-2 is not the best for file compression, it is frequently used because it is compatible with a variety of software. The Moving Picture Experts Group created standards for both files included in the MPG category.
MPG reduces file sizes from MPEG-1 to 1.5 mbit/s. Audio files (CD quality) are compressed to a 6:1 ratio, while digital video files (such as VHS conversions) are compressed to a 26:1 ratio. Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) for radio and cable/satellite transmissions for television both use MPEG-1, one of the most adaptable file types for audio and video. The MP3 audio format, which is widely used today, was introduced by the MPG standards. The linked audio and pictures are compressed using MPEG-2 (such as movies). It supports multichannel audio up to 5.1. Although video decoders can play lesser bit-rate files due to backward compatibility with MPEG-1 files, the MPEG-2 bit-rate limit is 1 Mbit/s. Frequently, cable, satellite, and digital television use MPEG-2 files.
list of programs that can open MPG File
- Windows Media Player
- Windows Movie Maker
- VLC Video Player
- Apple iTunes
- Quicktime Player
- Adobe Flash
- Cyberlink video editing software
- Xilisoft Video Converter