Still wondering how to play and edit MPG/MPEG files on different platform? Read this article to find out the quick solutions. Converting MPG/MPEG is easy as ABC.
Why Convert MPG Files
MPG is similar to the MPEG video file format. Two codecs are closely associated with the MPG video files and these are the MPEG-1 and the MPEG-2 codecs. These two codecs make the video work. However, most users need not do anything to achieve the seamless playback of MPG files on Windows or Mac computers. The codecs required by this file format is technically embedded in the system, reason why it is the most portable and the most usable video file today. The other codecs associated with MPG are the MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding and the MPEG-4 Scalable Lossless Coding.
Being the ISO standard in the video file technology, many computer systems, mobile devices, and media players take the MPG file format as the basis of their device’s video playback system. However, compatibility issues may still arise among a handful of software and applications. Some users, for example, may encounter errors when burning MPG into DVDs. Errors like these however, may not be entirely caused by the MPG file system. A change of the burning program is recommended. Converting MPG into another format is also performed by many users, but mostly to suit their specific requirements when it comes to movie editing or playback, not because of compatibility issues.
MPG to MOV
As we know, MOV is the Apple QuickTime format. By converting MPG/MPEG files to MOV on Mac, you will experience no incompatibility issues on Mac.
MPG to MP4
After converting MPG/MPEG files to MP4, you can transfer them to most mobile devices so as to enjoy the mpg/mpeg videos anywhere you go.
MPG to iTunes
MPG is not compatible with iTunes, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV, to get them to play nicely, you may have to convert MPG to iTunes playable video formats.
MPG to iMovie
iMovie can't recognize MPG files. To import MPG/MPEG to iMovie for home movie editing, you need to trancode VOB to iMovie supported file format first.
MPG to Formats
MPG to Editors
MPG to Devices
About MPG File Extension
MPG (also referred to as MPEG) is the acronym for the Moving Picture Experts Group. Files with the .mpg extension often contain movies that are distributed over the Internet. It's the most common 3-letter filename extension of MPEG video files. Other than being the standard format, these files are very popular over the internet and among mobile devices because of its fairly small size. This is achieved by merely saving the changes in each frame, not the entire video frame like what other file formats do.