MPEG-2 is most commonly known as the digital video standard that DVD video is based on. Which is great, but that also comes with some limitations. Unlike an MP4 file, MPEG-2 is not easy to share or watch on mobile devices.
MPEG-2 is a digital video standard upon which DVD and ATSC video is based and refers to video files with TS, VOB, MPG and SVCD extensions. Fortunately, you can convert MPEG-2 video with DivX Converter by buying DivX Pro or the Video Pack with MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in. (Note: The free DivX Software suite includes a free 15-day trial of Video Pack.) Video Pack adds MPEG-2 video support to DivX Converter, which means you can convert unencrypted MPG, TS, VOB and SVCD files—retaining visual quality while drastically reducing video size. Just remember, if a video file is encrypted with copyright protection, it won’t convert in the DivX Converter.
With the Video Pack, it’s super easy to convert MPEG files to MP4 files with DivX Converter. To begin, you will need the DivX Software suite installed (which is free and has a 15-day trial of Video Pack). The software includes the DivX Player and DivX Converter for high-quality video playback and converting. Here are the steps to convert MPEG video to MP4:
- Install free DivX desktop software
- Open DivX Converter
- Drag your video file onto DivX Converter
- Pick a profile (in this case MP4) and click “Start”
It’s that easy to convert MPEG to MP4 using DivX. If you’ve completed your trial, you can purchase DivX Pro (get all Pro features for half the price), or just purchase Video Pack to keep converting MPEG-2 files.
Good luck and good converting!