MP4 Tips and Tricks

How to play MP4 on Apple TV 3?

August 31 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: Can’t play MP4 on Apple TV 3? Here is an easy way to slove it. 

With the development of digital television, Apple TV 3 is increasingly popular with people. Because Apple TV 3 supports 1080 HD video, has better visual effect, etc. As we know, MP4 is the most easy-to-play video format. So people like adding MP4 videos to play them on Apple TV 3 to enjoy better digital life. But sometimes MP4 videos does not be played on Apple TV 3 successfully.

Why can’t play MP4 on Apple TV 3?

According to Apple official website, Apple TV does support MP4 files. Apple TV only supports MP4 files encoded with H.264 or MPEG-4 video codec as well as AAC audio codec. The following is detail Apple TV 3 supported formats: 

Video formats supported

  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio formats supported

HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

Photo formats supported


If the MP4 is encoded with other video codecs, Apple TV 3 will still fail to import MP4. In addition, there are other light reasons such as: frame Rate is too high, iTunes does not support AC-3 MP4. In a word, we need find a easy solution to play MP4 videos on Apple TV 3. 

In order to solve Apple TV 3 can't play mp4 video problem, we can encode Apple TV 3 unsupported MP4 to Apple TV 3 supported formats: M4V, MOV, MP4. Luckily, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available, which enables you to encode MP4 to Apple TV 3 suppoted formats and preserve 100% of the original image and audio quality, making it meet specific limitations of Apple TV 3. And the multi-threaded conversion ensures efficient and stable conversion of multiple files (video, audio files) at the same time. Besides, this video converter also lets you convert between common video and audio formats, like H.264 to H.265, MOV to WMV, WebM to MP4, AVI to MOV and M4A to MP3, AC3 to FLAC. It also lets you convert HD videos, DVD, Blu-ray to play on iPhone 6, iPad 2, iPad mini 3, and a rainbow of other devices like Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5, Surface Hub, Xbox One, PS4, Roku 3, etc.

Simply download, and install the MP4 to Apple TV 3 converter software on your Mac:


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How to transcode MP4 to Apple TV 3 for playling?

Step. 1 Add MP4 files to the program

Click the "File" to import MP4 files to the program. Or directly drag MP4 to the programe. If you want to convert in batch, this powerful converter also supports you to convert several MP4 files at th same time.

Step. 2 Set Apple TV 3 supported format

Click “Format” button in lower left corner of the programe, and choose an output format for Apple TV 3. “Apple TV” option is a good choice, then you can choose “Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.mp4)”. Or you can also choose MP4, MOV, M4V from “Common video”. 

In addition, you can click on ""Settings" to adjust the settings as follows: Video(codec: H.264; Resolution: 1920*1080; Frame Rate: 24 fps; Bit rate: higher value ); Audio(Codec: AAC; Channel: 2 Channels stereo; Sample Rate 44100Hz; Bit Rate: higher value). These special features can give you a lot of convenience.

Step 3.Start conversion

Click the convert button to start the MP4 to Apple TV 3 supported formats conversion, it will be finished with 6x fast speed and great output quality.

After encoding, how to import videos into iTunes? Read the following steps.

Step 1. Navigate to the movie you want imported to iTunes for use with Apple TV 3 from its storage location on your computer.

Step 2. Verify that the format of your movie is compatible for use with Apple TV 3. Video files in formats of .m4v, .mp4, and .mov are compatible with Apple TV 3; however, videos with the formats of .avi and .wmv will not work with Apple TV 3.

Step 3. Open the iTunes application on your computer.

Step 4. Click and drag your movie file from its storage location, then drop the file into iTunes. You can now access the movie from the "Movies" folder of your iTunes library, and sync it with Apple TV.

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Can't Import MP4 file into Premiere Elements 13 ?

August 29 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: If you don’t know how to import MP4 file into Premiere Elements, this article will give you the answer.

Nowadays, Samsung NX500 supports recording H.265 4K MP4 files and GoPro Hero 4 supports recording H.264 4K MP4 files. You can download MP4 videos from online video website like YouTube, Fox , etc. It is clearly that MP4 is widely used for saving media datum. However, when you try to import MP4 files into Premiere Elements 13, only get “ no sound track ”, “ no video ” or “ missing codec error message”. The following example of a customer problem:

“ I recorded H.264 MP4 video clips by GoPro Hero 3 to edit MP4 files in Premiere Elements 13 for sharing and playing. I'm importing a mp4 file using Premiere Elements 13 on Mac running OS X 10.10.Yosemite. Yet it doesn't appear to import, though a blank thumbnail appears in organizer. When I try to open the MP4 file, only get a missing codec error message. Why this happen? Any help? ”

According to the Adobe official website, MP4 is supported by Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10. But Premiere Elements might not work with some MP4 files due to the codec issue. Because MP4 is a format container with different codecs , only a few of which are supported in Premiere Elements. Faced with this problem, we've tried some ways like updating QuickTime, changing file extensions, etc, still got “ no sound track, missing codec error message ” and other tips.

On the basis of our tests and the Adobe official website, the friendly MP4 video format for Adobe Premiere Elements 13 supporting is MPEG-2. Therefore, to make MP4 compatible with Premiere Elements, you need to encode MP4 video in various codes to MPEG-2 for editing MP4 files in Premiere Elements 13. Plus, both MOV and WMV are friendly formats for editing in Premiere Elements 13.

Luckily, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac can be completely done, which can help you transcode MP4 to MPEG-2 with high editing quality and efficiency for editing MP4 files in Premiere Elements 13. In addition, this strong tool can make you extract audio from video, customize the output file folder and merge multiple videos to a file. It also enables you to convert a wide variety of videos H.265, MKV, Tivo, WMV, AAC, AC3, FLAC, etc. Besides, it has more comprehensive editing functions like trim, adjust, crop, watermark, etc.  Now, follow the step-by-step on how to encode MP4 to Premiere Elements 13 successfully. (Windows Version - Pavtube Video Converter)

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How to encode MP4 to Premiere Elements 13 for editing?

Step 1. Load MP4 Files to the Program

Click “File”to add the MP4 files to the program, or directly drag MP4 files to the program..


Step 2. Choose Output Format

Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set “MPG-2 (*.mpg) ”, you also can choose WMV or MOV format depending on your needs.


Tips: for more advanced settings, you can go to "settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video's parameters, such as “ video size ”, “ frame rate ” or “ bitrate ”to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 3. Start MP4 to Premiere Elements 13 Conversion

Go back to the big Convert button to start converting MP4 files to MPEG-2, the converting duration according to the size of your MP4 files.

Once the conversion done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files easily. Now you have got it, just to import and edit MP4 files with Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 freely.

What an easy way, have a try!

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How to convert MP4 to AVI on Mac?

August 27 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: How to transcode MP4 to AVI on Mac? This article will show you two effective methods.

As we know, MP4 is a multimedia container format most commonly applied to store digital video and audio streams, especially those defined by MPEG, but also used to reserve other data such as subtitles and still images. 

AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is the most common format for audio/video data on computers. The Microsoft AVI file format is a Resource Interchange File Format file specification used to capture, edit, and play back audio-video sequences. It can store video data that might be encoded with various codecs. it brings you a better video quality and is supported by a wide range of media players and devices. It is the most popular video format supported by all media players. Unlike MP4 it doesn't require any additional codecs or software. So it's not strange that many Mac users choose AVI as the destination format.

Then how to convert MP4 to AVI?

Don’ worry, we offer you two good methods to convert MP4 to AVI on Mac.

Method 1.Convert MP4 to AVI with free Handbrake on Mac

How to Convert MP4 to AVI with Handbrake on Mac with Handbrake 0.9.2? 

Step 1: After download and install Handbrake for Mac, open Handbrake.

Step 2: On the "Source" field, click the "Browse" button and choose the MP4 video file you want to convert to AVI file format from a new window popped up in front of the Handbrake interface.

Step 3: On "Destination" portion of the Handbrake program window, select the output path where you want to save your new AVI file by clicking the "Browse" button.

Step 4: Move your mouse to the "Output Settings" field, and choose Xvid as the output video encoder from the "Encoder".

Step 5: Now simply click "Start" button at the very top of the main Handbrake window to convert MP4 video file to AVI format. If you have multiple MP4 videos to convert, just click "Add to Queue" button to queue and start task from the "Encode Queue" dialog.

Handbrake is a versatile, free tool for ripping and converting video on your Mac. This Mac free video converter could convert between practically any type of video source for users to better manage your video library and convert videos. However, you should know that Handbrake is relatively weak in stability and sometimes the process may break for some reason during the video conversion and the video quality therefore may be lower than that encoded with Xvid. Besides, it updates slower, not Sync. Only Handbrake 0.9.2 can supports batch conversion.

If you want to quickly convert to good quality, to turn into more formats, you need a powerful tool, which is the second method.

Method 2.Convert MP4 to AVIwith  Patube iMedia Converter for Mac on Mac

This tool is universal, and it has many useful functions:

1. Convert your MP4 files to AVI with high speed and zero quality loss on Mac.

2. Supported Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard.

3. Support batch conversion, which is so convenient

4.Add srt, ass, ssa subtitles to the output AVI/MP4/MPEG videos

5. Convert all common, HD, 4K, 3D videos to all popular video and audio formats like AVI, H.265, M3U8, MP4, MOV, MKV, MPG, FLV, 3D, etc. For playing on HD media player, Tablets, Smartphones, Game consoles, 4K TV, 3D TV, Projectors, etc.

6.Native codec support for iMovie, FCP X, FCP 6/7, FCE, iMovie, Apple Aperture 3, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Pro CS6/5/4/3, Adobe After Effects CC, After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12, Adobe Creative Suite 6/5, DaVinci Resolve Lite(DaVinci Resolve 11), DaVinci Resolve 9, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote, etc.

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How to Convert MP4 to AVI on Mac with iMedia Converter for Mac?

Step 1. Load the MP4 files

After downloading and installing, open it. Click “File” icon on main menu to browse your computer hard drive and load MP4 videos. This Mac MP4 to AVI converter also supports drag & drop MP4 files to the program. 

Step 2. Choose the output format

Choose output file format by clicking "Format" button, then select "AVI" from the drop-down list. You can choose the output AVI format from “Common video” / “Common audio”/ 3D video /HD video depending on your device.

As you see, almost all regular video formats are available and you can even convert videos for playing on portable devices with optimized settings. This Mac MP4 to AVI converter can automatically optimize the resulting output settings based on the format you choose.

Step 3. Start to convert MP4 video on Mac

When all the settings are done, now you've come to the last step: click the green arrow button and then the fast conversion begins. MP4 files to AVI and wait for the software to do the rest for you. The conversion time depends on your video size, computer performance, output settings, etc. Generally, it won't take too long. You can put the output AVI videos to play on media player, DVD player, devices, TV, etc.

After the conversion complete, now you're ready to enjoy your movie freely.

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Does the PS Vita Support MP4 Files?

August 26 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #mp4 to ps vita

Description: In order to successfully play various MP4 files on PS Vita, a widely used solution is to  be recommended.

Today, handheld game consoles highly popular with young people, PS Vita is one of them. As a great portable entertainment device, not only play a variety of games, but also play videos. Before a trip or a business trip, you will think of coping some MP4 videos to PS Vita for playing, which is so convenient. But when you copy MP4 videos to PS Vita, PS Vita sometimes displayed: “ This file is not compatible with the system” . Why can’t play MP4 videos to PS Vita? Keep reading.

Before transfering MP4 video to PS Vita, you might have read through the PS Vita manuals and found that you should get your video into PS Vita video formats as below:

  • MPEG-4 Simple Profile Level 6, Maximum 1280 x 720 pixels, AAC
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Baseline/Main/High Profile Level 4.0, Maximum 1080p, AAC

Basically a video file, or more specifically its container, can contain numerous variations of what would-be the video. Usually MP4 files are in H.264 codec, which is good, but the Vita only supports up to Level 4.0 High (a set of guidelines for playing back the content). Anything above 4.0 High (there's also lower profiles, "Main" and "Baseline", which are supported) the Vita will not play. The easiest way to figure this out would be to use MediaInfo or open the file in your favorite media player, such as MPC-HC or VLC, and viewing the file information/metadata. 10-bit content is also another profile (High 10), like High, which is not compatible. This can be dealt with during the encoding process.

As for encoding the content, generally any program that has a preset profile will work.. However, if you dig deep you should find options to select the level and profile of the encode. It's also worth mentioning on the manual page that it says AAC, which is the audio codec. Generally you should be targeting this anyway in your encoder.

Therefore, if the MP4 video is not encoded with PS Vita compatible codec which is mentioned above, we will fail to stream MP4 to PS Vita even if successfully copied MP4 to PS Vita. In that case, we need to encode videos to PS Vita supported format MP4 like MPEG-4 /H.264 MP4. which is the easiest way.

As for an encoder, I suggest Pavtube Video Converter. It's a simple, safe, clean and professional PS Vita video converter for encoding and decoding all video formats on Windows, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP ,etc. We can use it to encode any MP4 video to PS Vita supported MP4 with best quality within 3 simple steps. The advanced encoding technology accelerates its conversion speed to great extent. Besides, this professional PS Vita Video Converter has a powerful video edit function like cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. (Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

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Now, just following content step-by-step guide on how to encode MP4 to PS Vita successfully playback. Simply download, and install the MP4 to PS Vita Encoder app firstly.

How to encode MP4 Videos to PS Vita?

Step 1. Run the MP4 to PS Vita Encoder to import your MP4 files to it. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Click"Format" and select "Common Video", "H.264 Video(*.mp4)", "MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)" are compatible format. Or you can move your pointer to "PSP/P3S", from the sublist, choose "PSP Video MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PSP-PSP MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4). And then you can set the output folder for PS Vita.

Note: For better enjoying videos on PS Vita, you can click “Settings”  output parameters, including video codec, audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

Step 3. Click Convert button, it will start encoding MP4 to PS Vita immediately based on the CUDA technology support with high quality and fast speed.

When the conversion is done, you will be able to get the output files for PS Vita via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.

Afterwards, connect PS Vita to your computer and copy the encoded videos to “Video” folder on PS Vita with the help of the latest Content Manager Assistant.

How to Transfer Videos to PS Vita?

Step 1: Make sure Content Manager Assistant is installed and started on your computer. The Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar will tell you that the application is running.

Step 2: On your PS Vita system, tap content manager(Content Manager) > [Start].

Step 3: Tap PC, and then tap USB cable or Wi-Fi. To connect using Wi-Fi, you must select the [Connect to PS Vita System Using Wi-Fi] checkbox under [Wi-Fi Connection Settings] in the Content Manager Assistant and register your PS Vita system with the computer.

Step 4: Tap PC → PS Vita System.

Step 5: Tap “Videos” to select the need video to transfer.

Step 6: Check the needed video you want to transfer, and then tap “Copy”.

Tips: Besides transferring video files, you can also transfer music files to PS Vita with the same method.

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How to Play MP4 on Xbox 360?

August 25 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Outline: Don’ know how to play MP4 on Xbox 360? I will share with you an easy-to-use method of playing MP4 on Xbox 360.

With the development of Science and Technology, Xbox 360 is becoming more and more popular, brings people lots of fun on which you can play online games, watch movies and TV shows, etc. Besides, Xbox 360 can also allow you to upload videos to Xbox 360 to play.

According to the official website, Xbox 360 typically support these formats such as WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, etc. Although it's officially claimed that Xbox 360 supports the MP4 files, we might occasionally have troubles in playing an MP4 file on the Xbox 360. That's because it only supports an MP4 file with the video codec of MPEG-4 AVC H.264 and MPEG-4:

  • MP4 with H.264 codec: Video profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to level 4.1) profiles; Video bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps; Audio profiles: two-channel AAC low complexity (LC)
  • MP4 with compression format MPEG-4 Part 2: Video profiles: Simple and Advanced Simple Profile; Video bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps; Audio profiles: two-channel AAC low complexity (LC)

The above two listed specifications for MP4 are tested as the optimal, so when playing MP4 on Xbox 360, we’d better make our MP4 meet the above specifications. In addition to the above listed specifications, we must make our MP4 is not larger than 4GB and our MP4 is imported from USB storage device, Windows Media Player and Zune software, etc.

However, if not H.264 and MPEG-4 codec, MP4 will be failed to play on Xbox 360. Faced with such a problem, there is a method worthy of selection: encode any MP4 video to Xbox 360 playable video formats and codec like H.264, MPEG-4, MP4, WMV, AVI or MOV, etc.

I believe the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your right choice. It can encode any MP4 to Xbox 360 supported video formats and offer the optimized settings. Moreover, it also can batch convert multiple MP4 video files to any formats you want and support adding subtitles to MP4 video. The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to encode MP4 to play on Xbox 360 with the help of iFastime Video Converter Ultimate.

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How to play MP4 on Xbox 360?

Step 1. Load MP4 video files to the software

Click the "File" button to the top menu bar to import source video files to the program.

Step 2. Choose Xbox 360 supported formats

In drop-down format list, I choose “Format” > “Zune/Xbox 360 Device” > “Xbox 360 Video - Windows Media Video(*.wmv)” as output format . If you place more emphasis on visual effects, “ Xbox 360 HD Video(.wmv)” will be a great choice. If you do not have any requirements for visual effects, then you can choose Common Video/Audio format.

Besides, click “Settings”, which can choose the best size(1920*1080) and change Frame Rate , etc, according to your needs.

Step 3. Start converting MP4 to Xbox 360

Click the button to start the MP4 to Xbox 360 supported formats conversion, it will be finished with 6x fast speed and great output quality.

Then how to import video fiels into Xbox 360? 

You should transfer these media files to Xbox 360 via USB device, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server or Zune Software. But is there any easier way to get the job done? This can be based on your prefer.

This method of playing videos on Xbox 360 requires Windows Media Player 12 (10, 8.1, 8, 7) or 11 (Windows Vista). Lets takes Windows Media Player 12 for example.

How to import video files into Xbox 360 with Media Player12?

Please consider the following steps.

Step1.In Windows Media Player 12, click the Stream menu and then select Turn on media streaming.

Step 2. In the pop-up dialog, click Turn on media streaming.

Step 3. Name your media library and click OK.

Step 4. For Window Media Player 11, go to Library>Media Sharing.

The workflow to convert MP4 to Xbox 360 is so simple and quick, no longer have to worry about not play MP4 on the Xbox360. Now you can enjoy your MP4 videos on Xbox 360 freely, just have a try!

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How do you play MP4 on Windows Media Player?

August 24 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: Windows Media Player doesn’t support the mp4 format, here is a very effective method to be introduced to you.

Nowadays, Windows Media Player has been playing an important role in our daily life. Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12 is playing more music and video than ever. According to Microsoft support website, WMP is only supported WMV, AVI, ASF, MPG video formats and WMA, MP3, WAV, AU, AIFF audio formats. Unfortunately, playing MP4 on Windows Media Player is still possible. Therefore, these are the questions people always ask : "Why my Windows Media Player won't play MP4 files"? "How can i open MP4 files in Windows Media Player"?

In order to open MP4 files on Windows Media Player, you can install decoders such as DirectShow-compatible MPEG-4 decoder packs, Codec Pack, K-Lite and so on. However, installing plug-in or codec is annoying sometimes.

Faced with the trouble, we can change MP4 to supported WMV. I found a better converter software, it is the best I've used conversion software. That’s Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It can transfer MP4 to WMV/AVI/ASF/MPGetc. Used up is quick and high efficiency, really is a good choice. The following will provide you with a detailed 3 steps converting MP4 to Windows Media Player supported WMV with the help of iFastime Video Converter Player Ulimate.

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How to play MP4 on Windows media player?

Step 1. Load MP4 video files to the software

Click the “File” button to the top menu bar to import source video files to the program.

Step 2. Choose output file format

Click the "Format" drop-down button to select WMP supported WMV, ASF as output profile from "Common Video" or "HD Video" Category.

Tip- Video/Audio Settings: You can also click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Sart converting

After choosing output formats, and all settings are done, please click the "Convert" button to start the MP4 to WMV format conversion, it will be finished with fast speed and great output quality.

After converting, then how to Import Video into Microsoft Media Player?

How to Import Videos into Windows Media Player?

Please consider the following steps.

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player by clicking on the Start menu and then clicking on the Windows Media Player icon.

Step 2. Click on the "Library" tab in Media Player. If you already have music or video in your library, you will see those files displayed here.

Step 3. With Media Player still open, click on the video file you would like to import to highlight it.

Step 4. Drag the video file over to the Library window in Media Player, and release the button. This will import the video into your Media Player library.

Step 5. Click on the "Library" tab at the top of Media Player, and select "Video." Once your video library opens, verify that the video file has been added.

All operations completed, what a magical perfect software!

Tried to operate, you will find that this conversion software is so easy to use. Has a lot of people use it to solve the problem of MP4 format conversion. No longer have to use Windows Media Player can not play MP4 worry about.Besides, iFastime Video Converter Ultimate also can change many formats like 4K videos, H.265 video, 3D, DVD, etc. Playing MP4 on Windows Media Player is so easy. Save your time with high conversion speed and provide you with a wonderful media life, why not?

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How to Play MP4 on Android Tablets/SmartPhones?

August 21 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Outline: Not all MP4 video can be played on Android, for those displayed, we are here to give you a powerful method.

MP4 is so loved by Android tablets and smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S6/S5, Galaxy Note 5/4, Google Nexus 7/6, HTC, LG, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Note, etc. However, you may have troubles in playing MP4 videos on your Android devices, often get “Sorry, this video can’t be played”. “Error viewing the video”, and so on.

Why Android won't play MP4 files?

First, you should know what video format/codec Android supported:


Android Supported audio formats: MP3, 3GP, MP4, M4A, AAC, WAV, TS, FLAC, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM/WAVE, Opus.

Android Supported image formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WebP.

As you see, Android only accepts MP4 files encoded with H.263 or H.264 AVC. If your MP4 video can’t be played on Android devices, that maybe because the MP4 files codec is not recognized by Android.

For those MP4 files which unsupported by Android devices, you need to transcode MP4 to Android friendly format for playing them on your Android smartphones or tablets smoothly. Luckily, here we offer you a professional tool to help you - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which has the strong ability of converting all kinds of MP4 files to a suitable format for using in Android devices. What's more, it also can convert MP4 as well as other popular video formats such as
Tivo, AVI, WMV, MKV, 4K, H.265, M3U8, 3D videos, MKV, DVD, Blu-ray to play on iTunes, Apple TV, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6 Plus, iTunes, PS3, PS4, PSP, Xbox 360, QuickTime, VLC, Windows Media Player, DVD Player, Sony Blu-ray Player, smart TV and more with high speed and zero quality loss. In addition, it supports some useful editing funtions like trim, crop, merge, split, watermark, subtitles, effect, etc.

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The way to transcode and watch MP4 videos on Mac is the same as on Windows. Click here iMedia Converter for Mac .

Next is the step-by-step guide on MP4 to Android conversion, just keep reading.

How to encode MP4 files to Android friendly format with iFastime Video Converter Ultimate ?

Step 1. Add MP4 video files

Click Add Files to import the MP4 video clips you want to change to the program. You can either load the files from your computer's hard drive or camcorder, USB, cell phones, etc.

Add downloaded MP4 Files

Step 2. Choose Android as the output format

To watch the videos on your Android devices, you can click “Format” and go to Android from the format list to select the output video format like MP4/AVI etc according to model of your Android device.

Choose output video format

Step 3. Set video parameters

You can click “Settings” to adjust the video/audio parameters.

Step 4. Convert MP4 to Android

In the end, click the big convert button to start converting the added videos to Android compatible files.

When the conversion completes, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted video MP4 files. After that, you can transfer videos or photos and music files between your computer and Android device using a USB cable.

How to transfer files between your computer and Android device?

Part one: Trouble transferring files through USB

If you’re having trouble transferring files, try the following steps:

1.Try a different USB cable. Not all USB cables can transfer files.

2.Test the mini-USB port on your Nexus device by connecting your device to a different computer.

3.Test the USB port on your computer by connecting a camera or other device with USB.

4.On your device, make sure that the USB computer connection is set to “Media device (MTP)”

Touch Settings > Device > Storage. Then touch Menu > USB computer connection. MTP should be selected by default, but you may have to uncheck MTP, check and uncheck Camera (PTP), and then recheck MTP.

5.Update your Android OS to the latest version available.

6.Restart your device.

7.Restart your computer.

8.Windows troubleshooting

Part two: Windows troubleshooting

Check your computer’s settings to make sure Windows automatically detects new hardware.
Mac troubleshooting

Part three: Mac troubleshooting

1. Make sure that Android File Transfer is compatible with your computer. You must have Mac OS X 10.5 or later and Android 3.0 or later.

2. Make sure the Android File Transfer application is open.

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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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This powerful tool also can convert virtually any video and audio like H.265, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, MVI, MTS etc. 150 more formats with 6X faster conversion speed and zero quality loss ,which can save your time and fidelity. It is a professional yet friendly functional video toolbox, for instance, freely select subtitle and audio tracks, customize video and audio parameters, edit video and create personal movie, etc.

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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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.

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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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How to upload MP4 to YouTube?

August 19 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: Will you encounter problems when you upload MP4 files to YouTube? If so, read this artical to find the solution.

YouTube is the world's largest vide-sharing website, you can see all kinds of interesting videos on it, and you can also upload some of your recorded videos to it for sharing them with your friends from the world online. But when you try to upload an mp4 video to YouTube, maybe recieve a message from YouTube reading " invalid file format error message”. Why ? Keep reading.

Recieve an error message when you upload MP4 videos to YouTube, maybe because your uploaded videos to YouTube time is more 15 minutes (refers to a single), or upload of the MP4 video file size that is larger than 20 GB. If not, maybe because the MP4 codec is not recognized by YouTube while MP4 is a multimedia container format with different audio and video codecs.

If you want to upload MP4 videos to YouTube, the first thing you need to know is what video formats YouTube support. Even though YouTube accepts a variety of video formats, there are still some video formats being booted out. Below are the best video formats supported by YouTube according to YouTube website: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, WebM.

To know more details about the best YouTube video and audio format, please follow the table directly below this summary.

1.Best YouTube Video Format

2.Best YouTube Audio Format

By knowing the above mentioned video formats and settings for YouTube website, you just need to encode MP4 files to YouTube more compatible format like FLV, H.264 FLV, AVI, MPEG-4 MP4, etc. Friendly reminder: Compressing videos each time will generally result in degrading video quality. That the truth about videos! The best approach is to compress files the least amount possible.

For those who'd like to upload MP4 videos to YouTube,Pavtube Video Converter can be a perfect choice, which can help you to transcode various MP4 codecs to YouTube friendly codecs without any error and you can share videos stored on YouTube with your friends anytime anywhere. It also has many editing functions such as trim, crop, text watermark, effcet, etc, which can help you upload more wonderful videos to YouTube. What’s more, this powerful tool also can encode 4K videos, H.265 video, M3U83D, MKV, DVD, etc to YouTube more friendly format on Windows (Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 included).

To start MP4 to YouTube video converting, you need to download iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, install it on your PC and launch it for preparation.

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Below is a step by step guide on how to encode MP4 to YouTube more supported format.


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How to encode MP4 videos to YouTube friendly format?

Step 1. Add MP4 video

Click "File" button to add the MP4 video file which fail to upload to YouTube.


Step 2. Choose the output video format

You need to select an output format. Find and click “ Format ” > “Flash Video” or MP4 as the output video format. You can also choose FLV-Flash Video Format, FLV H.264, F4V, etc.

Tips: you can choose “Settings” to adjust the video’s parameters, such as video size: (1280 x 720 (16x9 HD) or 640 x 480 (4:3 SD), video frame rate(30), and so on.

Step 3. Start conversion
Then click the big green arrow button to start converting your MP4 videos to YouTube highly compatible format.

When the video conversion completes, click Open Folder to locate the converted video files. After that, sign in your YouTube account and click Upload to upload these videos to YouTube for sharing with the world.

You will surely get the best YouTube uploading result, just have a try!

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How to stream MP4 videos to Roku 3 for playing?

August 18 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: If you failed to play MP4 videos on Roku 3, we offer the answer to you.

 How to stream MP4 videos to Roku 3 for playing?

Roku 3 is a mighty streaming video machine, with channels offering movies and shows from most major streaming providers, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and HBO Go. As a widely-accepted media player, you can use it to stream videos directly on your TV with lots of channel choices. Sometimes you want to play MP4 videos on Roku 3 for sharing with your friends or else. But when you try to stream MP4 videos on Roku 3 for playing, maybe occurs just as the following:

“ I want to edit MP4 video with video editing software to play personalized MP4 on my Roku 3. Though I successfully transfer MP4 to Roku USB drive, the transferred MP4 files can't play on my Roku USB channel. Why? what should i do? ”

Look the following Roku 3 supported formats firstly, which is so important.

Video — MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only)

Music — AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later)
Photo — JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)

It is clear that not all MP4 are supported for Roku 3. It only supports MP4 files encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio. That is to say, if the MP4 is encoded with other video or audio codec, Roku 3 will fail to play those kinds of MP4 files. 

Faced with this trouble, you need to encode MP4 video to H.264 video. A powerful tool is highly recommended to you. It is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Read review), which can encode your MP4 videos to Roku 3 more friendly format like H.264 MP4/H.264 MKV. In addition to solving MP4 to Roku 3 issue, the professional MP4 to Roku 3 Converter can also fast change other formats like H.265, M3U8, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV, WTV, MVI, etc to Roku 3 compatible formats while keeping the orginal video quality. It is also a good video editor that can import MP4 files together, cut off the unwanted MP4 files, adjust the video screen and video image, add watermark to MP4 files, rotate MP4 files, add effects to MP4 video, add subtitles and more functions.

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Please download and follow the step-by-step guide to encode AVI to play on Roku 3/2/1 without hassle.

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How to stream unsupported MP4 videos and audios on Roku 3 for playing with iFastime Video Converter Ultimate?

Step 1.Import MP4 to Roku MP4 Converter

Click " File" button to load the unplayable MP4 files to the software. You can also drag and drop MP4 files to the interface of the software if you prefer.

Step 2. Set the Output Format

Click Format > choose output MP4 format like “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”from “ HD Video”, which is the best video format to play on Roku 3. Or choose "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video".


Tips: For better enjoying videos on Roku 3, you can click “Settings” to adjust the Video Options and Audio Options, such as Video Codec, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel


Step 3.Start to convert videos for Roku 3

Simply click the green arrow button to convert videos for Roku player. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Output Folder" button to get the output files.

The Roku 3's USB port opens up the option of playing video files from any USB drive, whether that's a USB stick or a full portable hard drive. Here's how to play a video on your Roku 3 from a USB drive.

How to stream and play videos from USB dive to your Roku 3?

1. Install the Roku Media Player channel, either through the Channel Store on your Roku or via Roku's website.

2. Add the video file to your external USB drive from your computer. The Roku 3 can play MKV, MP4 and MOV files.

3. Connect the USB drive to the Roku 3's USB port, located on the right side of the box.

4. Launch the Roku Media Player channel and select Videos.

5. Choose the drive that's attached to the Roku 3.

6. Navigate to the folder that has the video file you want to watch. Click OK to open the folder.

7. Select the video to watch and click Play on the remote.

You can also use the Roku Media Player channel to listen to music or view photos from a USB drive. Play an entire folder of music files by pressing Play on the remote while on a folder, or navigate to a specific track to play only that song. For photos, you can start a slideshow by pressing play while on a folder of photos.

1)Add the music files to your USB drive. Roku 3 can play AAC, MP3, WMA and FLAC. It can’t play digital rights management (DRM) protected files.

2)Open the Roku Media Player channel and select Audio.

3)If you loaded the music files onto the USB drive in folders, select a folder to see the songs.

4)Press Play on the Roku remote to begin listening.

It is so easy to stream and play MP4 videos on Roku 3. Now you can enjoy your videos on Roku 3 freely!

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