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