Open MPGINDEX files

  • Full name
    Adobe MPEG Index Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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Have you encountered a problem with a MPGINDEX file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MPGINDEX file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MPGINDEX file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MPGINDEX file?

The file extension MPGINDEX is used for the index files of imported MPEG video files from various Adobe media-processing products. MPGINDEX files are automatically generated files that are created when importing or adding an MPEG video file to a project.

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Above all, this measure is intended to ensure faster work with the preview. In addition, such an MPEG video file must be checked only once.

Depending on the file type, the program creates various auxiliary files (cfa, pek) in the media cache. In addition, a media cache database is created on the specific Adobe programs can share. This gives the programs access to the media caches of the other programs. (if available)

In fact, MPGINDEX files are created by the Adobe Media Encoder, a software component that is part of almost all media-processing Adobe products.

You can create or clean up cache folders under 'Edit-> Preferences-> Media & Disk Cache' (Windows) or 'Settings-> Media & Disk Cache' (Mac OS). These files are only necessary during a project and can be deleted after completion.

Programs which can open a MPGINDEX file

How to open file with MPGINDEX extension?

In order to open a file with MPGINDEX extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MPGINDEX file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MPGINDEX files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Premiere Pro or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MPGINDEX files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MPGINDEX files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MPGINDEX files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Premiere Pro as the default program for opening MPGINDEX files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MPGINDEX files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Premiere Pro applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Premiere Pro has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MPGINDEX files

Sometimes problems with opening MPGINDEX files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MPGINDEX files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MPGINDEX files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MPGINDEX file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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