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[4 Solutions] How to Play MPG Files on Windows 10

Author by Sue

Jan 17, 2019

Many users have failed to open MPG videos once they upgraded their PC to Windows 10. And they ask me the same question: how to play MPG files on Windows 10? Well, in the following article, let me guide you to play MPG files at ease. The best free MPG converter can be downloaded here:

Fail to Play MPG Files on Windows 10? How to Play MPEG Files on Windows 10?

Q: I just upgraded to Windows 10 and some of my MPG files will not play. The weird thing is that some files will play with the same extension. The ones that don't play video show an icon that reads MPEG. I can hear the sound but no video. Is there any .mpeg player for Windows 10 available for me?

A: The .mpg file extension is traditionally used for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video compression. By default, Microsoft Windows operating system only provides an MPEG-1 video decoder. If the MPG video is encoded by MPEG-1, an MPG player for Windows 10, like Windows Media Player or Microsoft Movies & TV app, can play it directly. On the other hand, if it is an MPEG-2-encoded video, you need to install an additional MPEG-2 codec to decode the MPG video on Windows 10 to settle the problem. For more details on how to play MPG files on Windows 10, read the following specific tutorials.

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Solution 1: Install MPEG-2 Video Extension from Microsoft Store

MPEG-2 Video ExtensionMPEG-2 Video Extension

When you fail to play an MPG video on Movies & TV app, it prompts you to install an MPEG-2 Video Extension which includes both MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 codecs. This Video Extension is totally free and you can download and install it by visiting the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/mpeg-2-video-extension/9n95q1zzpmh4

After installation, Movies & TV app can work as an MPEG player for Windows 10 to play MPEG videos smoothly. However, many users told me that it didn't work whatsoever. If you are encountering the same problem, keep reading for more solutions.

Solution 2: Install a Third-party Codec Pack

Codec pack refers to a collection of audio and video codecs that can encode or decode video and audio. Install an effective third-party codec pack on your PC and you don’t need to seek for the applicable codec for each single video any more.

There is an article on our site, which introduces the most practical codec packs to you. You can check it via this link: The 5 Best Codec Packs for Playing Video and Audio Files Without Any Issue

Solution 3: Convert MPG to Windows Media Player Supported Video Formats

The third method is the recommended solution on how to play MPG files on Windows 10, which can eliminate the MPG incompatibility issues completely. That is to convert MPG to MP4, WMV, AVI and other formats supported by Windows Media Player. Free HD Video Converter Factory, a free, clean and powerful MPEG video converter, allows you to convert MPG & MPEG files to Windows formats within a few simple clicks. Now, begin to learn how to do it.

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Guide on Converting MPG to Windows Formats

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Add a .mpg file into the converter

Step 1: Add MPG Files into the Converter

Open Free HD Video Converter Factory and click Add Files on the upper left corner to import MPG videos into the converter. Or direct drag and drop files into the main interface.

As you can see, you can download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other 300+ sites through clicking Download Video button.

Choose WMV as output format

Step 2: Choose an Output Format for Windows

Then, press Output Format on the right and then choose a video format that is supported by Windows Media Player under Video tab to work out how to play MPG files on Windows 10. As WMV is the default video format of Windows Media Player, so here I take WMV as the example.

In the same way, you can convert MPG to AVI, MKV and other formats.

Convert .mpg to .wmv

Step 3: Click “Run” to Play MPG on Windows 10 at Ease

Then, on the main interface, you can choose a desired output folder by clicking the yellow folder icon. If you like, you can change video resolution, adjust video aspect ratio on the Settings window. Finally, hit Run button to convert MPG to WMV.

Solution 4: Play MPG with an MPG Player for Windows 10

Play .mpg on MPC-HCPlay .mpg on MPC-HC

Besides the three methods offered in the paragraphs above, you can also download an MPG/MPEG player for Windows 10, like VLC, MPC-HC that have built-in rich audio and video codecs, to play MPG files on Windows 10. You can install either of them to find a solution on how to play MPG files on Windows 10.

Download links:

VLC: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

MPC-HC: https://mpc-hc.org/

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Summary

Now, after reading the article in which a powerful converter and other codec pack and MPG player for Windows 10 are recommended to you, you must understand how to play MPG files on Windows 10. According to your actual needs, you can choose any of them to play MPG videos on Windows 10 without hassles. Try it now!

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