MPEG-2: Transport, video and audio standards for broadcast-quality television. MPEG-2 standard was considerably broader in scope and of wider appeal – supporting interlacing and high definition. MPEG-2 is considered important because it has been chosen as the compression scheme for over-the-air digital television ATSC, DVB and ISDB, digital satellite TV services like Dish Network, digital cable television signals, SVCD, and DVD.
As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP), makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. However, many MPEG-2 files contain video streams that are encoded using codecs that WMP cannot normally interpret. When you attempt to playback such a file, problems may be encountered.
What format does Window Media Player play?
In order to play MPEG-2 files in Windows Media Player smoothly and to solve importing and incompatibility issues, you should choose a best codec or format for Windows Media Player playing, WMV format is the first choice. Having tested so many third-party programs, Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended for the easy of use and lossless quality. This program offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos MPEG-2 as well as MKV, MOV, MTS, TiVo, VOB, etc. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Barely several steps are enough.
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How to convert MPEG-2 to Windows Media Player?
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Step 2: Select the right formats for playing with Windows Media Player. Here we suggest you to go to the “HD Video” list, you will get the “WMV HD (*.wmv)” as the best output.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the bit rate of video and audio, the codec of video and audio, video size, sample rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc., in the Profile Settings by hitting “Settings” button.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start MPEG-2 to WMV conversion for WMP playing. You can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button.
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