mp4 file extension

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08-03-2005 07:09 PM

Ok, I have a problem with VLC player. It makes strange and noisy sounds and i can’t seem to make it work properly. Anyone can help? reply


08-03-2005 07:29 PM

S ur nick say..the vlc player does not likes it’s time 4 U 2 charm another player. reply


08-05-2005 10:56 AM

where can i transfer mp4 files to a vcd or svcd
neo burn software doesnt recognize it

any suggestions? reply


08-07-2005 01:44 AM

thanks guys i had same problem as Ram.....
mp4 format WMV crashed every time i tried to play it.But after reading ur comments i installed
VLC & everything fell in place reply


08-07-2005 12:25 PM
Im Just A Guest

Great Info everyone on this site. Downloaded VLC player and it played my .mp4 no problem no rebooting no wierd noises or sounds. But if you cant get it to play I converted it to .avi with WinAVI converter. reply


08-07-2005 12:37 PM

Apart from vlc..winamp play mp4 s well. :) reply


08-09-2005 01:33 AM


I have a problem with playing .mp4 file. I downloaded Nero digital that comes with showtime(30 day trial) and it worked with windows media. After the trial period I could no longer play this movie file. I have tried all the players including winamp and quicktime and it doesn’t work.
The only exception here would be vlc media in which the audio is fine but the video is shaky/distorted.

Will be glad if someone could help me solve this problem. reply


08-11-2005 11:02 AM
muff diver

im in the same boat as the other nob, i have a film thats in mp4a format,tried everything.dont want anybodys help,just dont want the other person to feel loanly. thanks reply


08-11-2005 11:11 AM
muff diver

can anyone help.ive tried all above no joy downloaded nearly all players,just cant get charlie and the chocolate factory “mp4a” to one so far is realplayer,got the sound to work,look at me go. reply


08-11-2005 11:40 AM
t b k

i cant get my players to play a mp4a. the screen comes up sound plays but no picture what am i doing wrong.can anybody help, cus i feel like doing my self in.this is nt what lifes all about.wheres the f.....g i in ai in that.thanks if anyone can reply


08-11-2005 11:57 AM
labish reply


08-12-2005 02:13 AM


1. Thanks to everybody for all the information about mp4-codecs and players. Ypou guys were extremly helpful!

2. Now to the *.mp4a-problems: this is only an audio-format! No wonder you can’t see any video - there is none!!!

There are 3 kinds of mp4-files:
- mp4: regular mp4-files (audio + video)
- mp4a/m4a: only audio files
- mp4v/m4v: only video files

Hope this answers your questions! reply


08-27-2005 10:55 AM

VideoLAN Player worked like a charm thanks very much everybody! reply


08-31-2005 07:57 AM

3ivx will allow you to play mp4 on windows media player but like it was said above only for 30 days trial. reply


09-08-2005 04:50 PM

i used videolan and it worked for sound and video so that mp4 must be corrupt reply


09-20-2005 12:33 AM

VLC player rulz !!

but if u hv any more probs burn the file onto a cd and throw it at Philips DVP642 DVD player, it plays anything u hv on cd/dvd’s !! reply


11-03-2005 11:24 AM

When you change the file type extensions, does it have to be .mov that you change it to? Or can you change it to any file type(ie: can I change it to .mpg or .mpeg)? reply


11-16-2005 06:54 AM

i used vlc, media player classic and qiuck time 7 , about 15 codecs and plugins and allota shit but i still get errors and i cant play tha damn ting reply


11-20-2005 10:24 AM


I tried all the things in this tread and found out that VLC plays my .mp4 file. But I have a problem. When I skip a few minutes of the movie the image freezes and doesn’t skip to the right time, audio still works and then VLC crashes...

Can anyone help me out with this problem?

Best Regards Unkle reply


11-30-2005 05:41 PM

I have the same problem with an MP4 file. VLC will not play it, will only give audio, even though it has both.

I’ve tried renaming to mov also, there is something going on nobody here has figured out yet.

My feeling is there is a recent file format not supported by any of the players mentions so far (or possibly a corrupted/invalid header?)

Would appreciate if anyone has any ideas, and will report back if I solve it. reply


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