.MP2 File Extension

Moving Picture Experts Group
File Type:
MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File

Having trouble opening .mp2 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mp2 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mp2 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MP2 file?

Mp2 file extension has MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio file type, developed by Moving Picture Experts Group, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Compressed using the MPEG-1 Layer II compression, the MPEG II audio format provides support for 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz sampling rates. It also supports bitrates from 32 to 320 kbps/sec.
The MP2 file format has been replaced with the .MP3 format. The MP2 format should not be confused with an MPEG-2 video file, since the latter uses the .MPG file extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

mp2 file icon
Moving Picture Experts Group
File Type:
MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
Audio Files

How to open MP2 file?

Double click the mp2 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mp2 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mp2 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mp2 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MP2 files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mp2 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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