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Cannot play MP4

When I try to download a podcast that is in the MP4 format for video conversion the message read "failed because the MP4 codec is required for the video conversion to your player and it is not install on your PC." Is there some way around this without spending $30 for the Philips media converter. thanks so much.
Sincerely,
Gerard Pesca
309 Neville St, apt.# 312
Beckley, WV 25801
e-mail fd2rd@yahoo.com
cell 713-670-6305

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I search the Internet for a solution to this problem. I was able to download the MP4 codec to my computer. However, I was still unable to load the video. My solution is to let it go for now. I can watch that MP4 video on my PC. Sometimes I think we get a little bit too spoiled. Thanks to your time. Happy new year.
Sincerely,
Gerard Pesca
309 Neville St, apt.# 312
Beckley, WV 25801
e-mail fd2rd@yahoo.com
cell 713-670-6305

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Just use Any Video Converter, Download and install Windows media player 11, and install "all codecs" (google it) alright? ya nubes....

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You shouldnt have to pay $30 for the ArcSoft MediaConverter 2.5, the converter that comes with the mp3 player. That is what i use, i didnt have to pay anything for it, but it is very slow!!!! And about the codec problem, you might be able to cheat it, by converting it to a different format before you try to put it on the mp3 player. I use multiple converters, so i can get the format that i want. I would suggest getting Allok Video to MP4 Converter, it is free to download, but it costs $30 to unlock. You can get it at http://www.alloksoft.com/mp4_converter.htm. Without unlocking it you can convert up to 5 min. of songs, or in your case videos. I hope this helped.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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Update the media player to the newest version.
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Download and install a codec pack for your computer-based media player from a codec website, like Free-Codecs.

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Once you download a codec pack, go to the "Downloads" folder on your computerclip_image004.gif, right-click the codec pack and choose "Extract All" to extract the codecs and move the codecs into a folder on your "C:" drive.
The codecs integrate into your computer-based media players automatically.

Get a new player. If you have updated your player and installed all of the available codecs, and video still won't play in the player, the player may just not have the necessary components to play your video files.
Download and install a new player, such as Winamp or the VLC Player, to your system.
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http://download.cnet.com/Winamp/3000-2141_4-10251792.html
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Some online systems that can make video conversions include Movavi Online Convert and YouConvertIt.
Remove the original video file from the media player using the player's softwareclip_image005.gif, such as iTunes for iPod devices.
Then, add the new video file to the software library and drag the new file to the deviceclip_image006.gif.
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When media players go through upgrades, new codecs are often added to the player along with new features.
These new codecs give the player an ability to play videos in additional formats.
Download and install a codec pack for your computer-based media player from a codec website, like Free-Codecs.

See Below
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm
The K-Lite Codec Pack, for instance, contains multiple codecs and works with multiple media players, which gives all of the media players that are installed on your system the capability to play any video file that uses those codecs.
Once you download a codec pack, go to the "Downloads" folder on your computer, right-click the codec pack and choose "Extract All" to extract the codecs and move the codecs into a folder on your "C:" drive.
The codecs integrate into your computer-based media players automatically.

Get a new player. If you have updated your player and installed all of the available codecs, and video still won't play in the player, the player may just not have the necessary components to play your video files.
Download and install a new player, such as Winamp or the VLC Player, to your system.
http://www.real.com/realplayer

http://download.cnet.com/Winamp/3000-2141_4-10251792.html
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Find out which video formats your media player accepts.
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Convert the video file to a format supported by your personal media player in an online conversion system.
Some online systems that can make video conversions include Movavi Online Convert and YouConvertIt.
Remove the original video file from the media player using the player's software, such as iTunes for iPod devices.
Then, add the new video file to the software library and drag the new file to the device.
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Update the media player to the newest version.
When media players go through upgrades, new codecs are often added to the player along with new features.
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Download and install a codec pack for your computer-based media player from a codec website, like Free-Codecs.

See Below
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm
The K-Lite Codec Pack, for instance, contains multiple codecs and works with multiple media players, which gives all of the media players that are installed on your system the capability to play any video file that uses those codecs.
Once you download a codec pack, go to the "Downloads" folder on your computer, right-click the codec pack and choose "Extract All" to extract the codecs and move the codecs into a folder on your "C:" drive.
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Get a new player. If you have updated your player and installed all of the available codecs, and video still won't play in the player, the player may just not have the necessary components to play your video files.
Download and install a new player, such as Winamp or the VLC Player, to your system.
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http://download.cnet.com/Winamp/3000-2141_4-10251792.html
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Find out which video formats your media player accepts.
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Convert the video file to a format supported by your personal media player in an online conversion system.
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Remove the original video file from the media player using the player's software, such as iTunes for iPod devices.
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