How to View MPEG Files in Windows Media Player

Getting caught by playing MPEG video in Windows Media Player? Just read on to get a definite solution.


We've found many threads online that talk about the MPEG and Window Media Player playback issue. More than more guys complained Windows Media Player can't support MPEG video files. Have you ever met the similar issue? In fact, MPEG files is not supported by Windows 10 since MPG files are classified as Mpeg-2 file. Despite lack of official support, you can use MPG files in Windows 10. In this article, we'd like to share 3 easiest solutions to help you open and play MPEG files in Windows Media Player at your will.



Solution 1: Install Codecs in Windows Media Player

By default, Windows Media Player downloads codecs automatically when you need them to play a file.

To enable automatic download of codecs:

- In Windows Media Player, click Tools, and then click Options.
- Click the Player tab, and then click to select the Download codecs automatically check box under Automatic updates, if the check box is not already selected.
- Click OK.
- After you complete this procedure, try to play the file again.

After successfully installing the codec, you will be able to run files with .MPEG extension in your WMP. 

Note: If the audio or video portion of the file is still missing, the file may require a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player. In this case, you need to searching other methods.

Solution 2: Install VLC or 8K Player on Windows 10 instead

VLC is a free program that will allow you to play DVDs and other type of media files including MPEG. And 8K Player is a light media player has all the capabilities that you could need to enjoy media on Windows (10) in the best possible manner- no matter what the video format and codec container may be, like Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray ISO file, BDMV folder, DVD, H.265/264, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, M4V, ASF, VOB, MTS, M2TS encoded with AVCHD, FLAC, AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, AC3 with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1/7.1 channel audio

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Solution 3: Convert MPEG to Windows Media Player fully compatible format

If you're stuck in VLC media player/8K Player, or not interested in downloading a codex bundle either, what you can do is to convert MPEG to Windows Media Player most compatible format like WMV for smooth playback. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common video converter like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.

This MPEG to WMP converter is just the right tool to help you encode MPEG to Windows Media Player compatible format. This MPEG file converter supports converting MPEG to WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV, AVI, M4V, MPEG, ASF, MPEG, DivX and hundreds of other formats. Not only does it functions as a MPEG video converter, but also as a MPEG editor that you can use to trim, crop MPEG files and so forth to personalize and touch up your movies before converting them. Now download the video converter and follow the guide below to get your work done in clicks! Now just get the right version and follow the guide.

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How to convert MPEG for playback in Windows Media Player

Step 1. Import MPEG video files

First, install and run the program. Then click the "Add File" button to import the MPEG videos to the program. Or simply drag the files to the interface of the converter. Batch conversion is supported, which means you can convert multiple files at once to save your precious time.



Step 2. Set the output format as WMV

Hit the drop-down button of "Select Format" and select an optional format. Just choose WMV as your output format from "Format > Video" category. To get better high output video quality, choose WMV-HD from "Format > HD Video" category.

Tip: Click "Settings" on the interface and you can adjust the parameters including size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. to get a high quality of output files. And keep the settings the same as original video recordings will provide you the least loss of video quality.



Step 3. Start the MPEG to WMV conversion

When all the setting are done, click the "Start" button to start converting your MPEG video files to WMV. The conversion speed is fast with the accelerating technology. When it completes, you can click Open Folder to find the high quality WMV videos. After that, you can easily open and play the MPEG videos with Windows Media Player.

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