Best Ways to Play MPG on Mac OS X (El Capitan)

You may find your MPG files couldn’t be played on Mac OS X. The reason is that MPG is not a Mac native format. To play MPG on Mac(El Capitan included), we have top 3 solutions right here for you! Everyone who wanna add and view MPG files on Mac OS X, just go through this simple guide.

Solution 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.

Note: 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.

Solution 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.

Note: 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.

Solution 3: Convert MPG to Mac compatible format

For those who don’t wanna 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.

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. 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. C]lick 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.

3. 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 on Mac OS X with original quality.

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