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What is the .MPEG File Extension?

.MPEG File Extension Description:

The .mpeg file extension is a universal video format standardized by Moving Picture Experts Group. Files with .mpeg extension are of a compressible format for videos often used in saving movies in a storage efficient manner and extremely compressed size. The .mpeg file extension is frequently used in creating movies ready for downloading.

Saved video files with the .mpeg extension are viewable under popular media players such as Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player and other movie player in Windows operating system and Mac OS. Especially in Microsoft Media Player that is authorized to play different kinds of software easily.

The .mpeg file extension is usually integrated with different formats. The MPEG-1 format is used primarily for audio and video compression standard. Presently, this format is used as the standard for Video Compact Disc. It also includes the standard for the popular MP3 (Layer 3) format for audio compression.

The format being used for audio and video standards for sophisticated television broadcasting is MPEG-2. A format that is initially made for High-definition television (HDTV) is the MPEG-3; a broadcasting system for digital television with higher resolution than a conventional television system, shortly abandoned when found out that MPEG-2 format was more adequate for a High-definition television.

The MPEG-4 format expands the very first format (MPEG-1) in order to support audio and video objects. This format has a low bit rate encoding and adds 3D content. It is also used as a Digital Rights Management support. In addition to the said format, many new video standards with higher efficiency are produced such as the Part 2 or the Advanced Simple Profile and the Part 10 or the Advanced Video Coding or H.264 that can be used on a Blu-ray discs and HD DVD.

The newer formats (MPEG-7 and MPEG-21) define standard for multimedia content and the open framework for some multimedia applications. However, despite the variance of video storage capability of the said file format, all of them are still under the .mpeg file extension's video archiving procedure.

Author: Moving Picture Experts Group
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Related Applications: Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player
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What Causes .MPEG files Errors to Occur?

.MPEG files errors are potential critical Windows errors and are caused due to a broken program registry that should be fixed right away to protect against additional damage in other applications and/or hardware. While the errors continue your system stays capable of potential blue screen errors, system failure and fatal crashes.

.MPEG files Errors - Common Symptoms:

Typical symptoms with .MPEG files errors include poor personal computer speed, long software start up times, failure loading files, long suspensions in application functions, software exits without giving an indication of error, screen freezing and software crash.

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