Here you will find an overview of most video formats. Many of these formats are very rare and can only be played with certain codecs or players. The probably most common formats worldwide are .MPG, .AVI and .MP4. MPEG (.mpg) is probably the most common video format standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression is the most popular, the MPEG-2 compression is also used for DVDs.