MPG file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .MPG file extension.

Video File (Moving Picture Experts Group)
Extension Added: March, 11th 2011
Last Updated: March, 11th 2011

Category:Video Files
Popularity: (Very common)
Video file created by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). These .MPG video files contain both video and audio data using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression, and are commonly used for internet videos. Most video/media players support MPEG-1/2 compression.

The MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 compression algorithm is known as 'lossy', meaning the final video quality produced using this compression is normally slightly lower than the original raw video, although the overall file size of the produced .MPG file can be considerably lower than the original,  making it ideal for storing movies and TV.

Although the .MPG extension is often used, sometimes the extension .MPEG is used - the formats being exactly the same regardless.

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