What is MPEG?
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The MPEG format was created by ISO and IEC experts. Initially, it was designed as a standard for lossy compression of audio and video data. This format was released for the first time in 1993 and is still being developed. To learn more about MPEG specifications and programs that can play MPEG files, consider checking the table below.
In the MPEG file type, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 codecs are used to compress the video stream, and the audio stream is usually encoded with the MP2 (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer II) codec. This format doesn’t work with chapters but is suitable for streaming. MPEG was widely used until the beginning of the 2000s but was then almost displaced by MP4. If you’re wondering how to open an MPEG file, look through the list below. These programs all playback MPEGs.
Windows Media Player, QuickTime, VLC, KMPlayer, and more