MPEG, sometimes called MPG, is a video file format popular for distributing content over the internet. It is the sister format to MP4 and MP3 because they share the same developer – Moving Picture Expert Group. MPG format uses either MPEG-2 or MPEG-1 compression, depending on the circumstance. Opening it is usually easy on any OS platform.
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M4V is a digital video container format developed by Apple Inc. It is pretty similar to the popular MP4 in terms of structure, but M4V files can sometimes be DRM protected. Today, M4V is the primary video format for iTunes Store videos and can multiplex together multiple audio and video data.
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