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VLC and MPG Files

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Just noticed an occurrence with VLC Player.  I have some MPG video files, but it won't play them.  The VLC Website (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html) indicates it can play MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...files.  This leads me to another question, is  there a difference between MPG and MPEG-2.?  My recollection is that VLC used to play these files before(MPG) but I could be mistaken.  Could my VLC have become corrupted for some reason or another.?



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Yep, VLPlayer should play these, make sure you have the updated version,

If necessary uninstall, restart and then reinstall it.


Sometimes folks download a specific codec thinking this may help..... sometimes it does, and sometimes it messes up what was working OK previously.!


The Mpg file format is almost a generalist term, there are specific versions.... see here for info:




For further information on these issues take a look here:




If you cant get VLPlayer to play these files then there are deeper seated issues with your computer

Hope this helps



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