How to open MPG file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

MPG files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing MPG file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with MPG extension. However, it should be remembered that MPG file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is MPEG 1 Video File Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning MPG files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with MPG extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • MPEG 1 Video File Format

    .mpg file extension

    Category: Digital Video Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Windows Media Player Microsoft Windows Media Player
    Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player
    Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
    Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6
    Roxio Creator 2011 Roxio Creator 2011
    Adobe Flash CS5 Adobe Flash CS5
    CyberLink PowerDirector 9 CyberLink PowerDirector 9
    CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II
    CyberLink PowerProducer 5.5 CyberLink PowerProducer 5.5
    Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
    MAC OS Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player
    Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
    Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Roxio Toast 10 Titanium
    Roxio Popcorn 4 Roxio Popcorn 4
    Adobe Flash CS5 Adobe Flash CS5

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from MPG files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning MPG extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning MPG extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the MPG file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports MPG file extension
  • MPG file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with MPG files


If MPG file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a MPG file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open MPG file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing MPG in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit MPG format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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