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Motion JPEG and the Most Efficient MJPEG Converter

If you want to learn more about codecs in general and what they do, start by reading this article. Here, we’ll focus on the MJPEG codec.

What Is MJPEG?

Motion JPEG or MJPEG (MJPG) is a video format in which video frames are compressed individually as JPEG images. The format is widely used by digital cameras, webcams, and other video recorders and is supported by most web browsers, PlayStation, and the QuickTime player. One of the fastest Motion JPEG codecs currently available is PICvideo. It offers high-speed compression of MJPEG video streams and is the perfect MJPEG viewer for Windows Media Player.

How Does the MJPEG Codec Work?

When you press the record button on your camera, the MJPEG codec is activated as an encoder of the video information. This information is compressed and saved in a video container and can then be easily moved as a video file to another device. Once transferred, the file is then processed by the MJPEG codec installed on the new host device – this time to retrieve the video information and enable the device to play it back.

Not all devices are equipped with the Motion JPEG codec; those without it require additional software to be installed. See the next section for more on one of the best MJPEG conversion apps on the market.

What Is the Most Efficient MJPEG Converter?

If you want a quick and easy way to view MJPEG files, try Movavi Video Converter. The app takes advantage of acceleration technologies such as Intel® HD Graphics, NVIDIA® CUDA, NVIDIA® NVENC, and the Movavi SuperSpeed mode that supports ultra-fast compression without quality loss. Movavi Video Converter lets you process not only video but also audio and photos and save the resulting files in any popular format with extensions AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MP3, and others. Download the software for Windows or Mac and start converting MJPEG files for the device of your choice.

System requirements: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (32 bit/64 bit); Mac OS Х 10.7 or higher (64 bit).

Movavi Video Converter

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