What is MP2? What Opens a MP2? File Format List from WhatIs.com

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MP2 File Format

MPEG Audio Layer 2 file (MIME video file)

MP2 is an audio file format used with MPEG Audio Stream. MP2 files are compressed with MPEG Audio Layer-2 compression to reduce the size. While the .MP2 format is still used for audio and video files, the .MP3 format has become more common.

MIME: video/mpeg, audio/mpeg, video/x-mpeg, video/x-mpeg2a, video/x-mpeq2a

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This was last updated in September 2010
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