How to use Movavi’s MPEG converter
Step 2. Add a video file for conversion
Open the MPEG file converter. Click Add Media in the upper left corner and then Add Video. Choose one or more files to convert to MPEG.
Step 3. Choose MPEG as the output format and adjust settings
Go to Video > MPG and select the MPEG preset that best suits your needs. Click the Cogwheel icon to manually adjust the frame size, bitrate, and more, if you wish.
Step 4. Convert your file from MP4 to MPEG and save it
Choose the folder in which to place the converted files by clicking the Save to button. Then, start the processing by clicking Convert. The conversion of your videos to MPEG can take a while, depending on the size and number of files. When the program has finished the task, the output folder will open automatically (unless you specified otherwise in the Preferences).
Now you know how to make sure your videos are compatible with tricky media players and applications. By using the Movavi software as an MP4-to-MPEG converter during the free trial period, you can change the format of your movies and clips with ease. Also, consider purchasing the full version of the program to enjoy its features without limitations. Transfer files between dozens of other formats and save your media for more than 200 mobile devices, including top-of-the-line models from Apple (iPhone, iPad), Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, and many more. Experiment with the essential editing tools. Make the most of your creativity and imagination!
MPEG vs. MP4: A comparison
.mpg, .mpeg, and others
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, and others
MP3, AAC, AC-3, and others
Windows-, macOS-, and Linux-based devices
Almost all Windows-, Linux-, Ubuntu-, and Android-based devices. Apple devices may experience problems with this format
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Frequently asked questions
What is the MPEG format?
MPEG is actually a family of video and audio compression standards developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group, which is where the standards got their name from. The first MPEG video format, MPEG-1, was introduced in 1993. Since then, several standards have been released, the most well-known of which are MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The last one is widely used to play back video on the Web and mobile devices.
Is MPEG-4 the same as MP4?
Essentially, yes. MP4 originally stood for MPEG-4 Part 12, a standard that was directly based on Apple’s QuickTime File Format. Now MP4 corresponds to a newer version of this standard, MPEG-4 Part 14.
Is MPEG better than MP4?
It depends on what you want to do with either MPEG or MP4 files. MP4 is better in the sense that it can store subtitles, still images, and other important data together with video and audio. It’s also probably the most popular video format, recognized by nearly all multimedia players, systems, and other platforms. MPEG is good for storing videos on CDs and DVDs.
How do I play an MPEG file?
You can open MPEG files with many different applications on almost any platform. Double-click the file and let your system decide which app to use – iTunes, Windows Media Player, VLC, or another.
Can you play MPEG files on an iPhone?
Even though the iPhone recognizes MPEG-4 (MP4) files, it doesn’t support MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files. To open these files, convert them into MP4 using an app like Movavi Video Converter.
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