Need an MPEG converter?

Convert MP4 to MPEG online

Check out the desktop alternative

Convert to

Added files


How to Convert Video to MPEG with Movavi Video Converter

Edited by Pat Bitton

April 14, 2020

MPEG is one of the most popular formats for video, and it’s easy to see why. MPEG files have a high level of compression, yet retain very good quality, so converting large files to MPEG significantly reduces the size of the files. So now you know what to do if you have a great film collection and want to save it, but don’t have sufficient hard disk space available. Just convert your favorite movies to MPEG first!

MPEG was developed by an organization called the Moving Picture Experts Group, and the name of format origins from the name of that organization. MPEG was introduced in 1993 as a standard for video and audio compression: using it enables you to significantly reduce the size of files with only moderate quality loss.

There have been several MPEG standards since that time; the most well-known are MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. The last is widely used to play back video on the Web and mobile devices.

To do this, use Movavi Video Converter. This software is not just a good MPEG-1 converter, but a powerful tool to manage your multimedia files. Convert them between more than 180 formats and save for more than 200 gadgets. Download the Windows or Mac version of the program and follow the guide below.

Install the MPEG Converter

Download the video converter from the Movavi website and install it on your computer. This software supports all popular media formats, so you can not only transfer video to MPEG, but also convert MPEG files (including MPG, MOD, DAT, and VRO) to AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, AVCHD, DVD-compatible video, and other video formats. You can also extract music from your video and save it in MP3, WAV, AAC, or any other popular audio format.

Choose a Video File for Conversion

Open the Converter and click Add Media in the upper left corner, then Add Video. Choose one or more files to convert to MPEG.

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.

Convert Your File to MPEG and Save It

Choose the folder in which to place the converted files by clicking the Save to button. Now start the processing by clicking Convert. The conversion to MPEG can take a while, depending on the size and number of your files you're converting. When the program has finished the conversion, the output folder will open automatically (unless you specified otherwise in the Preferences).

Now you know how to save hard disk space by converting videos to MPEG. Change the format of your videos with ease! Movavi Video Converter can also be used to transfer files between dozens of other formats and save files for more than 200 mobile devices, including top-of-the-line models of iPhone, iPad, Samsung, and many more. Additionally, Movavi Video Converter provides basic editing tools.


Movavi Video Converter

The ideal way to get your media in the format you need!

  • Convert video, audio, DVDs, and image files
  • Enjoy lightning-fast conversion without quality loss
  • Improve quality, adjust sound, trim and join files before converting
  • Save video and audio clips for easy mobile access