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VLC and MPG Files


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waynf

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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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paws

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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:

 

http://whatis.techta...-MPEG-animation

 

For further information on these issues take a look here:

 

http://www.afterdawn...ay_mpg_mpeg.cfm

 

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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paws


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