Three Methods to Play Any MPG File on Mac

1: MPG to Mac MP4 Converter; 2: Install Perian plugin; 3:Install MPG Player

Many users may face problems that their MPG files can not be played on their Mac computers. The reason is that MPG is not one of their Mac default player, QuickTime, supported video formats. How to solve that? The following will recommend top 3 methods to help you to easily get this problem solved.

Method One: Play MPG on Mac after converting MPG to Mac MOV or MP4

The best method is to use a video converter to convert your MPG file to Mac QuickTime best supported MOV or MP4. Avdshare Video Converter just works as the most powerful MPG to Mac converter which works on any Mac system to convert any of your video formats to another one. You will have no quality loss when using this Avdshare Video Converter to convert your MPG files. Also, the converted MOV or MP4 can be compatibly played on any iPad, iPod or any other Apple device.

Working as the universal video and audio converter to convert MPG and any other video format to other 150+ video formats, you can use this converter to convert any unrecognized video format to any of your devices or players best supported one. Besides, you can also edit your MPG file or any other imported video file for your required output file.

How to Convert MPG to Mac Supported Video Format.

Follow the guide below to convert your MPG file to Mac MOV or MP4.

Make Preparation: Free download MPG to Mac Converter

Free download the professional MPG to Mac Video Format Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import MPG Video file

After this converter is launched, you can import your MPG file with drag and drop feature. You can also do that by clicking the Add File button.

Step 2 Specify MOV or MP4 as output video format

As we know that Mac computer supports to best play MOV or MP4 with its QuickTime player. Now you only need to choose MOV H.264 or MP4 H.264 from the Profile button>General Video category.

Step 3 Complete the conversion work

After the output format is set, you can click the Convert button to start and finish the MPG to Mac MOV or MP4 conversion.


Method Two: Install Perian plugin to play MPG on your Mac

You can also install a plugin, Perian, to play MPG on your Mac computer. Perian is free to use, but it has some limitations and one of the typical limitations is that Perian only works for Mac OS Snow Leopard. Also, Perian support has been discontinued. So we can clearly see that using Perian to play MPG on Mac is not efficient and you will fail in some situations.

Method Three: Install another MPG player to Mac

From the above, we learned that MPG is not supported by Mac QuickTime and so you will fail to open MPG on your Mac. If we can install another MPG player to your Mac and launch it to open your MPG file on your Mac the problem will be easily solved. The powerful MPG to Mac converter - Avdshare Video Converter can also work as a professional MPG player and can flawlessly open MPG file on your Mac. Open this Avdshare Video Converter on your Mac and click the Add File button to import your MPG file and then you only need to click the Play button to easily play your MPG file on your Mac. Also, you can use this Avdshare Video Converter to help to play MKV, WTV, WMV, FLV, etc on your Mac.

Besides Avdshare Video Converter, you can also install VLC Player on your Mac and use it to play your MPG and other video formats. VLC Player just works the same as Avdshare Video Converter. Also remember to download VLC Player from its official website.