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Can't play MP4 in VLC Media Player?

August 20 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: We are here to sharing about How to play MP4 on VLC player.The Pavtube Video Converter which we used here is top-ranking in quality. It can finish the all kinds of MP4 to VLC playable MP4 video conversion at fast speed and best quality.

When you have some MP4 files and want to play them in VLC, sometimes may be stuck with following trouble:

Q: “I have downloaded a new MP4 video from the website, but my VLC won't play the mp4. I am using latest version of VLC. Who can tell me can VLC play MP4 and how, please?”

Q: “I recently downloaded an mp4 torrent file, it contains two mp4 clips and main movie is mp4 as well. VLC player will play the two shorter clips no problem but will not play the main movie.”
Q: “I usually play .avi files in VLC, but I downloaded an .mp4 video and it won't play on VLC right. The sound is perfect, but the screen lags or it freezes while the song goes on.”


There are many reasons for above situations. Maybe your MP4 video is bad, maybe the VLC "video output modes" is set wrong. In these situations, you only need to check MP4 and VLC own problems again. If your MP4 video and VLC have no damage, you may get trouble with the MP4 video codec. From VLC official website, we learn that MP4 is really one of VLC Player supported video formats, but you must know it has strict requiements: VLC Media Player is only compatible with MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4 and H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. If your an MP4 file contains a VLC unsupported audio or video codec, it can’t be recognized by VLC. So the MP4 file can not be played in VLC smoothly.

Plus, attach VLC Media Player supported format chart:



Therefore, it is necessary for you to transcode the MP4 file to VLC compatible formats like H.264 MP4, WMV, etc. Pavtube Video Converter is specially designed for solving the VLC MP4 issue.

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First download and install MP4 to VLC Converter on your Windows, and then launch it. Now just follow the step by step guide to convert MP4 to VLC Player playable format.


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PS: If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Follow the simple guide to convert .mp4 to VLC friendly format.

How to encode MP4 file to VLC friendly format?

Step 1. Import MP4 files

Just drag and drop MP4 file to the main interface of the program to add MP4 file. If you have several MP4 files that you want to convert in batch, just drag the folder where the MP4 files are to the software.

Step 2. Set output format

We would like to introduce you to select the “ HD Video” >> “ H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”as your best choice. Surely you can choose H.264 MP4 other suitable ones as you like to fit VLC.

mp4 video format

Tips:
Surely in the “Settings”button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bitrates, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. You can adjust video size to 1920*1080.

Step 3. Convert MP4 to VLC friendly format

Now, simply click the big Convert button to start and finish MP4 to VLC conversion with fast speed and high output quality.
 

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