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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MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a video container format based on QuickTime MOV. But unlike MOV, it adds support for other MPEG features. MP4 supports video (MPEG-4 Part 2 and MPEG-4 Part 10/H.264), audio (MP3, AAC, SLS, TTSI, and ALAC), and subtitles (MPEG-4 timed text). It’s this codec combination that gives MP4 its flexibility.
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