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Top 3 Ways to Play MPG Files on Mac OS X (El Capitan Included)

How to play MPG files on Mac is probably one of the most sought information by newbies to digital video. Have some MPG videos and meet trouble in opening MPG files on Mac(El Capitan included)? Well, that's because although QuickTime is said to support playing MPG videos on Mac, it actually lacks some components for smoothly play all kinds of MPG videos. In this short article, we will try to show you top 3 ways to play MPG on Mac(El Capitan) with the best quality.

Method 1. Play MPG in QuickTime with Perian installed

Perian is one of the most popularly used free QuickTime components to provide native support to a wide variety of file formats such as MPG. What you should note is that Perian can be only used on Mac OS Snow Leopard. Moreover the latest version of Perian, 1.2.3 requires installation of QuickTime 7 which is not available for other Mac OS apart from Snow Leopard such as Mountain Lion. Perian doesn't work on Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and there is no upgrade news now. If you are running on Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, you'd better skip this way.

Method 2. Download MPG Player for Mac - VLC

Apart from using Perian you can also use a universal media player such as VLC player to play various types of file formats such as MPG on Mac. The VLC player works seamlessly on Mac and can be used to convert MPG format files into a format of your choice. However for seamless functioning you must ensure that you download Front Row which will allow you to import the MPG files into the VLC player for conversion. But you will not be able to transfer the converted files into other Apple products for playback.

Method 3. Convert MPG to Mac compatible format

For those who don't wanan spend time looking for third-party QuickTime components, or third-party video player to play MPG on Mac OS X(El Capitan), here is the alternative suggestion: download and install Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.

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It is a great application that helps you to convert and play MPG on OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, etc in an extremely easy way. It enables you converter MPG videos to Mac supported formats like MOV and MP4 with both rather fast speed and original quality. Except from converting MPG video, this tool supports the conversion of more than 70 popular video formats MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, as well as Blu-ray, DVD movies on Mac OS X(El Capitan included). Below is the step-by-step guide that shows you how to encode MPG files to Mac OS X compatible videos.

1. Import MPG videos

Launch the MPG Converter for Mac. You can directly drag local .mpg videos into the program window or click "Add" button in the bottom left to import .mpg files.


2. Choose Mac friendly format

Click Format bar and select "MOV" or "MP4" from the "Common Video", which are fully compatible with Mac OS X. QuickTime Movie Format" format is also an optimal choice.


P.S. This Video Converter for El Capitan also helps you to convert videos to mobile devices supported formats, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

3. Start converting MPG on Mac OS X

In the end, you just need to click the "Convert" button start the conversion. When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play converted MPG videos on your Mac(El Capitan). It would be easy for you to enjoy the converted MPG videos with Quick Time/iTunes on Mac OS X with original quality.

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