Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Solved - Windows Media player doesn't play MPEG

Can Windows Media Player play MPEG files? A file with the extension .MPG is a video file compressed with the MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video encoding standards. A file compressed with the MPEG-1 encoding standard is roughly equal in quality to a VHS cassette, while a file compressed with MPEG-2 is similar to a DVD in quality. MPEG-1 files can be played in Windows Media Player with no modifications. However, MPEG-2 files may require the installation of a third-party video codec on some versions of Windows. These are the questions people always ask when they play MP4 file in Windows Media Player: 

Q: “When I burn recordings from my CCTV system to CD it burns the video in MPEG-4 format. The MPEG-4 does not open with Windows Media Player. Problem is I have to provide a CD to a third party which must play the recording back in Windows Media Player! What is the best way to do this? Please tell me how to fix this and how to avoid this happening again. ” 

In this article, we will show 3 possible solutions to fix the MPEG and Windows Media Player incompatibility issues. Check them out. 

Method 1: Install A Codec Pack 

Microsoft removed the MPEG codec in Windows 8 (dvd playback). You can try and grab a codec pack such as K-Lite or you can upgrade your version of windows 8 to include the Media Centre Pack, whether either of these options will specifically let you play .mpg's in WMM I am unsure. Try the codec pack first, it's free. 

Method 2: Use VLC Media Player 

This is really ridiculous and leaves a lot of people stuck with perfectly OK mpg that Windows 8 refuses to play. Something all previous Windows versions did without a problem (except the oldies maybe). 

Time to plug a good alternative then ! I have gotten quite fond of VLC. An open source (read FREE) video player that really performs well. I suggest you download and install VLC on your Windows 10 system and play your mpg files that way ! Problem solved ! 

Top 5 Alternatives to Windows Media Center for Windows 10 

Method 3: How to Solve "Windows Media Player Won't Play MPEG" Issue? 

For those who don't wanna to install VLC or the codec pack won't work, here is the the third choice, which ensures you to play MPG files on Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker. Actually, what's need is just a common video converter like Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate – It is an all-in-one video converter, editor, player tool that lets you effortlessly encode MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, TiVo, VOB, AVI, MKV to Windows Media Player playable WMV format. Plus, this video converter includes optimized presets for popular devices like Galaxy S7/s7 Edge, Galaxy Tab S2, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 3, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 7/10, etc. with perfect audio and video synchronization. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (El Capitan included) to convert MPEG to Windows Media Player on Mac OS X. 

Now, I will show you the best solution: Convert MPEG to Windows Media Player friendly formats 

Read: Why you Choose Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows Media Player

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Step 1: Add MPEG video files 

Launch the video converter and click the “add video” button to browse your computer hard disc and load the MPEG video files you want to convert to the software. 


Step 2: Select output format 

Next, choose a video format that is supported by Windows Media Player as the output format. Of course WMV is the best choice. Simply click “Format” > “Common Video” or “”HD Video” and select “WMV” from the format list.


Tip: To get a decent output video quality as you want, you can also click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 

Step 3: Start the final MPEG to WMP conversion 

When all the settings are OK, go back to the main window and click “Convert” to begin converting MPEG to WMV for Windows Media Player. Once conversion is finished, a message of task accomplishment is displayed. Then, you can transfer the converter files to WMP. 

Now you are ready to enjoy your favorite MPEG videos in Windows Media Player with the best quality. 

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Other Tips on How to Play MPG File in Window Media Player | eHow 

Playing an MPEG-1 MPG File in Windows Media Player 

Launch Windows Media Player. Click the "File" menu at the top of the screen, then click "Open." Alternatively, press the "Ctrl" and "O" keys simultaneously. 

Browse to the location of the video file and double click it. If the file is encoded with the MPEG-1 standard, it begins to play. If the file does not play, it may be encoded with the MPEG-2 standard. Skip to Section 2 to learn how to install an MPEG-2 codec for Windows Media Player. 

Close Windows Media Player when you are finished watching the video. 

Playing an MPEG-2 MPG File in Windows Media Player 

Browse to the download page for the MPEG-2 video codec using the link in the "Resources" section of this article. Click the "Download" button and save the resulting file to the desktop. Extract the file to the folder of your choice. 

Double-click "MPEG-2.EXE." A new window appears with the word "Ready" in large red letters. 

Click the "Install Codec" button. The program responds with "Codec Installed OK." 

Close the window and play the MPG file using the steps in Section 1. 


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