Best 7 MPEG Converter: Convert Video to or from MPEG Easily

MPEG is one of the most popular formats used today! This article will show you how to convert files to and from the MPEG format using both online and offline software!

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Aug 22, 2023

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MPEG was created by the Moving Picture Experts Group and can store video and audio and play them back simultaneously. It is a highly portable format and works on all major operating systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, etc...

If you want to send a video file to someone, then you must consider converting it to MPEG so that he/she can playback the video easily. Or you might have specific needs, and you want to convert your MPEG file to some other format like MP3, WebM, AVI, etc...

Either way, we've got you covered. In this article, we will share the 7 best MPEG converter software to convert files to and from this format. These converters shall be both offline and online! Let's get started!

#1. EaseUS Video Converter

EaseUS Video Converter is one of the most sophisticated and advanced video converters on the market today. This video converter has a highly polished and easy-to-use interface. It allows for effortless conversion to and from MPEG formats, and the conversion is speedy and is very high-quality, supporting even 4k files. 

Moreover, it has many customization options to edit bitrate, frame rate, codecs, size, etc. There are presets for various social platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and many more. 


  • Lots of customizability
  • Presets for easier conversion
  • High-quality conversion with 4k support
  • Built-in media player for playing various media files


  • Some limitations in the free version

Price: The pricing starts at $9.95 and goes to $54.95

Compatibility:  Windows 

#2. Handbrake

Handbrake - MPEG converter

Handbrake is a free and open-source video converter that allows for conversion to and from many video formats and includes MPEG. 

It might look outdated, but it's still straightforward to use. The app has lots of customization and various sections to perform specific tasks with the video conversion like presets, frame rate, bitrate, quality, size, audio, etc.


  • Free and open source
  • Fast conversion speeds
  • Very customizable


  • Outdated interface
  • Depend on your hardware

Price: Completely free

Compatibility: macOS, Windows, and Linux

#3. QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player

QuickTime comes installed with every Mac for free, and it can easily convert files from MPEG to MOV. It's specifically built and optimized for each Mac. Hence it is straightforward to use, fast, and secure. Apart from video conversion, QuickTime Player can also act as a video player, screen recorder, and screenshot tool. 

The only problem with this tool is that it can only convert to MOV and not other popular formats.


  • Very easy to use
  • High-speed performance
  • Free and comes included with Macs


  • The conversion only to MOV
  • Very basic conversion with little to no customization

Price: Completely free

Compatibility: Mac

#4. Prism Video Converter

Prism MPEG converter

Prism video converter by NCH Software is an amazing video converter. It has lots of video formats supported, including MPEG and others like MOV, AVI, WebM, etc.

The interface is a bit outdated and not the most intuitive to use, although the features make up for it. It supports batch conversion of hundreds of files at once, has special effects, has a huge library of formats, supports high-quality 4k conversion, and has DVD to digital conversion.


  • Fast and easy to use
  • Built-in customization options
  • Batch conversion to convert many files at once
  • Free version available


  • Outdated interface
  • Lack a built-in video editor

Price: There is a free version available for the tool, and the pricing starts at $34.99

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, and Linux

#5. CloudConvert


CloudConvert is an easy-to-use conversion website that supports videos, audios, documents, and every other format, including MPEG. Your conversion happens on their powerful and secure servers. Hence it is speedy, and your files remain safe from hackers also. Most conversions are finished in under a minute.

In addition, there are also some customization options like bitrate, audio, frame rate, quality, size, etc.


  • Online and completely free
  • Fast and secure
  • Massive variety of supported formats
  • Lots of file uploading options like Google Drive, Dropbox, From Device, etc.


  • Sometimes it doesn't work

Price: It is free, and for further limit removal, you will have to sign up for a free account

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, and Linux

#6. Convertio

Online Mpeg converter

Convertio is an online conversion website that supports the conversion of everything from videos, audio, images to documents. For video conversion, it supports a huge amount of formats, including MPEG conversion. What's more, video customization options are present to fine-tune the converted result like bitrate, audio channels, trimming parts of the videos, quality, volume, etc.

Last but not least, all the files will be deleted after 24 hours, and it follows major security standards and protocols.


  • Very fast and secure conversion
  • Free version and online
  • Handy chrome extension for on the go conversion
  • Lots of other formats apart from MPEG
  • Many adjustments present


  • No such cons

Price: The paid plans start at $10/month. You can use it for free with a maximum file size of 100MB.

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, and Linux

#7. Zamzar

Zamzar convert to MPEG

Zamzar is a modern and easy-to-use conversion website that can convert PDFs, Word Documents, PPTs, videos, photos, etc. It supports conversion of the latest MPEG formats and has 1200+ formats apart from that. 

The website's conversion is very fast and unlike most other conversion services, they follow the best security standards. There is high-quality conversion support and you have various customization options to make sure that your file is just like you want. 

One of the best things is that, unlike other services, Zamzar has live chat support to help you if you face any problems while converting files.


  • Free and Secure
  • Very little to no loss of quality while conversion
  • A large number of supported formats
  • Helpful support staff to guide you through the conversion


  • Very limited free version

Price: Zamzar has a free plan that allows you to convert your files up to 50MB in size. Pricing for the paid plans starts at $10/month and goes to $24/month.

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, and Linux


Now you know the best offline and online conversion tools for MPEG conversion. These tools are all easy to use and have lots of features packed into them. EaseUS Video Converter is recommended for advanced conversions and for people which need merging capabilities. Handbrake is free and open-source and Prism Video Converter is great for easy offline conversion. For Mac users, Quicktime is good.

Online converters are great for quicker and easier conversions and we shared our top 3 picks. We hope that this post helped you find the best converter for you!

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