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MP2 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .mp2 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .mp2 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mp2 file?
  • How can the .mp2 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .mp2 files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Mpeg-1 Audio Layer 2 File

MP2 is a MPEG Audio Layer 2 compressed audio file. Like MP3, MP2 is a perceptual codec, which means that it removes information that the human auditory system will not be able to perceive.
Category: Audio files
Application: WinAMP
Mime-type: audio/mpeg
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MP2 aliases:
MP2 related links:
MP2 related extensions:
Audio Interchange File

CD Audio Track

MIDI Music

MPEG Audio Layer 3 File

Real Audio Sound

Macintosh Sound Resource

Amiga 8SVX Sound

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound

Windows Waveform Sound

AC-3 Compressed Audio

Other types of files may also use the .mp2 file extension.

🚫 The .mp2 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hp2, jp2, lp2, m2, m2p, ml2, mp, mpe, mpq, mpw, mpz, np2, p2, pm2

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Race Studio 2 Map File
Nikon Picture Control v2 Data
MultiLedger Budget Data

🔴 Can't open a .mp2 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .mp2 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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