How to Play MPG Files on Windows 10?

MPG to Windows 10 Converter - Convert MPG to Windows 10 Supported Format

I am confused that some MPG files can be played on my Windows computer flawlessly while some others can't. All the MPG files have the same extension. I can only get the audio from the MPG files, but no video. Why does this happen and is there a solution? I have a Windows 10 system, by the way.

I got some MPG files from my digital camcorder and tried to transfer them to my Windows 10 for playback, but the Windows Media Player only plays the audio of MPG file. How can I get the video of MPG file played successfully on Windows?

Recently, many people have encountered MPG playback failure on Windows. Actually, not all MPG files have playback failure on Windows. What MPG files can not be played on Windows and how to fix that? Continue to read to find the answers.

Well, the popular MPG file extension normally mean two video formats, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. And as for Windows computer, the MPEG-1 file has no playback issue in Windows Media Player, but the luck is not for MPEG-2 file. Windows Media Player is not equipped with the additional MPEG-2 video decoder, that is one DVD decoder pack and so you will fail to play your MPEG-2 file in Windows Media Player or your MPEG-2 file only plays audio, not video in Windows Media Player.

How to Fix 'MPG File Only Plays Audio' Problem?

Many people would have three popular methods to fix 'MPG File only plays audio' problem. Now let's check them one by one as below.

Method One: Convert MPG (MPEG-2) to Windows WMV

We all know that WMV format is fully supported by any Windows system, so we only need to convert the unsupported MPG file to Windows 10 fully supported WMV, then the problem will be easily solved. Avdshare Video Converter is just the most powerful MPG converter which can easily convert your MPG file to Windows WMV without any quality loss. Besides convert MPG to Windows 10 WMV, this Avdshare Video Converter also helps to convert FLV, MKV, F4V, RMVB, etc to Windows WMV. The fastest conversion speed is provided to convert MPG, FLV, MKV, etc to Windows WMV or to convert any video format to another one.

Guide on Converting MPG to Windows 10 WMV

You can follow the guide below to convert your MPG (MPEG-2) file to Windows 10 fully supported WMV.

Make Preparation: Free download MPG to Windows 10 Converter

Free download the professionalMPG Windows 10 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

Import your MPG file by clicking the Add File button. You can also drag and drop your MPG file to this converter. Batch conversion from MPG to Windows WMV is also well supported.

Step 2 Specify WMV as output video format

Click the Profile button>General Video category to select Windows fully supported WMV as the

output format.

Step 3 Complete the MPG to Windows WMV conversion work

Finally, you can click the Convert button to get your MPG file simply converted to Windows best

supported WMV.

Method Two: Install VLC Player to Windows

From the above, we know that MPEG-2 file is not supported by Windows Media Player. So if we install another media player to your Windows and of course this media player must support MPEG-2 file, and then we use this media player to open your MPEG-2 file on your Windows, which should have no playback issue. VLC Player is so popular and capable of playing all MPG files, so you can download VLC Player for Windows and install it on your Windows. After the installation, you can launch it to play your MPG file on your Windows 10 computer.

Method Three: Add DVD decoder pack to Windows 10

From the above, we also know that it is just due to the lack of DVD decoder pack that Windows 10 fails to play the MPG file. So if we install the needed DVD decoder pack to your Windows 10 there will be no problem in playing the MPG file on your Windows 10. You can download DVD decoder pack from Microsoft website or from the website you googled.