What is MPEG?
MPEG files are highly compressed video files. They’re named after the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), a group that sets worldwide standards for coding audio, video, graphics and other media. MPEG videos are highly shareable because they take up a small amount of storage space. They’re also the standard for online videos due to their high compression and high quality.
MPEG is also the coding standard behind some of the most commonly used file containers, like MP4 (which stands for “MPEG-4 Part 14”) and MP3 (which stands for “MPEG Audio Layer III”). The difference is that MPEG is an encoding standard and MP4s or MP3s are file containers. MPEG videos can be played with Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime and many others.
What is MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MPEG to MP4 online?
- Choose a MPEG file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MPEG to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than MPEG?
MP4 generally tends to have higher quality than MPEG, but both can be compressed to small sizes.