How to Get MPG Videos to Play in Windows 10

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I have recently upgraded my Dell from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. As we have been testing out different apps and things to ensure everything is working, we’ve discovered that AVI files and MOV files will play just fine on either Windows Media Player or the “Movies and TV” app that came with Win 10. However, MPG files will not play – in WMP we just get the audio, and in “Movies and TV” it throws an error.

So, any way to play MPG in Windows 10 without hassle? I have scoured the internet, tried everything I could find and got some possible solutions.

Solution 1. Since the file type is really just a container, these .mpg files have to be encoded with something unusual and would require some kind of codec to play them. A standard, typical mpg plays just fine in Windows 10 with no need for additional software.

If you are searching for something on Windows 10 to play just about anything, even files with unique encoding, VLC will do the trick, and it’s free. For a more professional 4K video player for Windows 10, you can try Brorsoft Player.

Solution 2. If the above solution won’t work for you, you have to get another solution.

To fast solve the MPEG in Windows 10 playback trouble, a quick and easy way is to convert MPG to Windows more friendly format with a video app like Brorsoft Video Converter.

Overall, the program can be used as a utility to convert MPG to Windows Media Player or Movies & TV friendly WMV, MP4 videos and more regular file format like mkv, avi, mov, flv, etc with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides MPG shows, it can also help you encode/re-encode almost all videos including AVI, MKV, VOB, TiVo, MOV, MTS etc. for playback on PC, Android/Windows 8/iOS based tablet/phone to meet your different needs. Download it below and follow the tips below to convert MPG to Windows 10 easily.

How to play MPG in Windows 10

Step 1. Load MPG files

Launch the ideal video converter for Windows. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your .mpg files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)

Step 2. Select output format

Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from “Common Video”, which can be recognized by Movies and TV or WMP app perfectly. Of course, WMV, AVI etc are all good choices for you.

Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space.

Step 3. Start conversion

Hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert MPG video to Windows 10 compatible video files for playback with the best quality.

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