You can’t always tell what codec you need to play an extention. AVI for example is a container for hundreds of codes. As for mp4, I know there is at least standard and non-standard codecs of mp4. Apple’s mp4 is usually the one that needs Qucktime. There are also Apple mp4 files out there that need a DRM key. Also, some mp4 files are just music, like mp3... Bottom line, free solutions are linited or don’t work at all. Expect to pay if you want to play...
I bought a Sanyo Xacti digital video camera that records on SD cards and all video is in .MP4 MPEG-4 format. I can’t believe that Windows Media Player has elected not to support MP4 and Quicktime does not fully support it? Guess I made a bad choice in cameras!!
I’ve got a mp4 that doesnt play nowhere... when I check the info on VLC it says that is mp4a.
Hey, just use WinAVI Video Converter to convert the file into anything u want, like DVD format and just play it on BS player or whatever... u may need a codec to play certain movies if the audio or video isnt working. I found K-Lite codec pack worked well...
Hope it helps
If you are still having the same problem none of the previous suggestions will work, because you have a bad driver file for the mp4 players. I never had any problems with the mp4 driver until a friend of mine installed itunes with Quicktime 7. Then I had the same problems that you have. Nothing seemed to work until I opened a movie (messed up picture~ok sound) to get Quicktime to open up. Click on Edit on top. Go to Preferences. Then select Quicktime preferences. Find the update tab. Click on 3rd party install button. Then you will be taken to a page were you can download and install DivXInstaller.exe. Save it and install and your problem will go away. Good Luck. Support@vpfnm.com
I’m running mac os 9.2.2 on my ibook, Ifrequently download tv shows from a n ipod video site because theres little wmv support on os 9, but recently I downloaded 2 episodes and got a quick time error -8971, I have tried everything from changing file names, to downloading it on my pc and running it through converters, nothing has worked, any suggestions for either pc or preferably mac os 9?
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i have just got the new prada fone which i have been told plays full films but i have to convert them to MP4 does anyone know how to do it, and does anyone know how to download MP4 films so i dont have to convert, they use them for i-pods too i think
thanx a hoping person........ hehe!!