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Trouble playing MPEG 4 file in quicktime

I downloaded a MPEG 4 file. The video is blocky and stops frequently. I updated my quicktime player but it is still not working

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Try donwloading a different player like k-pack codec its free go here http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm


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Although MP4's file structure is based on Apple's QuickTime technology, its data embedded in this MPEG-4 Part 14 file, like MPEG-4 Part 10 (known as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, etc, causes a codec problem which doesn't work well with Apple products. As a result, if you'd like to play MP4 on QuickTime, you'd better convert MP4 to MOV on Mac first because the MOV container is the default format of Mac OS X and performs optimum compatibility with QuickTime.

To solve QuickTime won't play MP4 issue, a strongly recommended solution is to convert all kinds of MP4 videos and movies to QuickTime more compatible MOV formats.

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Download mpeg-4 codec for windows media player click link below-
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/format/codecdownload.aspx

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Cant play downloaded video files on my windows xp laptop


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On page 77 of the user manual for your camera (click here for user manual), it states that the movie format is "MPEG-4/H.264, Audio: G.711 [Monaural]". The easiest way to play these types of movies on your Windows XP machine is to download and install QuickTime for Windows.
Download QuickTime for Windows (click here for download) and save it to your Windows Desktop.
Once downloaded, double-click on the downloaded file on your Desktop and follow the directions to install QuickTime on your Windows XP machine.

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How to Play and Convert MPG on Mac?


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I CAN NOT PLAY MUSIC USING MY MEDIA PLAY


windows media does not support all extensions. Below are the examples. if you have the right format and still you are not able to play then best option is to upgrade or reinstall media player. Windows Media Player 6.0 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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    File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wma, .wax, .wm, .wmv, .wvx
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    Note MPEG 2 requires third-party software or hardware decoders.
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    Note MPEG 2 requires third-party software or hardware decoders.
  • DVD Video
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I have downloaded a couple of video clips from my new Sony Camera and WinDVD4 will not play them. The files are in MPEG-4 format. Any advice, solutions etc???


You can play them in Apple's itune or quicktime media player. Mpeg4 needs a special codec (decoder) that doesnt come with WinDVD4.

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How to convert video to ipod


While the Apple iPod isn't the first portable device to support digital video playback, it's probably the one device that will push portable video into the mainstream. Of course, a key draw of the iPod as a portable video player (PVP) is the fact that its complementing software, iTunes, offers a cheap, easy, and legal way to get content that will play on the device. But what if you already own the video files you'd like to watch but don't play back on the iPod? You could use Apple's simple QuickTime Pro tutorial (you'll need the $29.99 QuickTime Pro 7), but then you'd be limited to the file types that QuickTime supports. If you want the ability to convert from the full gamut of video file types, check out the tutorial below.

Before you start, you'll need to gather these elements:
AVS Video Converter (free to try, $29.95 to buy; Windows only)
Video files, almost any size, shape, or format
Video-capable iPod

Follow these simple steps

1.Download AVS Video Converter.
You can try out the Windows-only Video Converter for free, but a watermark will appear throughout your video. If you're serious about converting video, purchase the program for $29.95; the variety of supported file formats makes it worth it.
2.Launch AVS Video Converter.

3.Select output file type.
Click the To MOV button along the top of the interface. When creating a video for the iPod, always select the QuickTime file format (MOV).

4.Choose video file.
Click the uppermost Browse button on the right. Navigate to the location where you keep your video files, and select the video that you would like to convert. Click Open.

5.Select the output location.
Click the bottom Browse button on the right. Choose the location where you would like to save your converted video file. Click Save.

6.Adjust the settings.
Click the Edit Profile button on the right and fill in the following information:

* Name: QuickTime--for iPod
* Description: Video: MPEG-4, FrameRate: 30 fps, Frame Size: 320x240, Audio: AAC LC - 128, 44100, Stereo
* Comment: (optional)
* Video Format: MPEG-4--high quality
* Frame size: 320x240
* Audio Format: MP2/4(AAC LC) 128Kbps
* File Type: MOV
* Framerate: 30fps
* Width: 320
* Height: 240
* Frequency: 44,100Hz
* Channels: Stereo

7.Convert video.
Click Convert Now and step away from the computer (processor performance will be seriously affected during conversion). If you want to watch the progress while you convert, click the Advanced button until the viewing screen pops out of the bottom.



Note: AVS converted our original 22-minute MPEG-4 file at a rate slightly faster than real time on an Intel 2.8GHz P4 system with 1GB of RAM. Our source file was 224MB, and our resulting iPod-compatible file was 199MB.

8.Transfer video to the iPod.
Open Apple iTunes and drag the newly converted video file to the library window. If you have selected "Automatically update all videos" for the video preferences for your iPod, the new video will automatically transfer when you connect the player. If you have selected "Automatically update the selected playlists only," make sure that you drag the new video to one of the selected playlists.

Note: You'll probably want to update the information of the video when you move it to the iTunes library. To do this, select Videos from the left-hand column and go to list view. Then, click the file for which you want to edit info and select Get Info from the File menu (or simply right-click). You can edit the boxes found under the Info tab.

on Aug 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Best way about playing and converting MPG/MPEG files on Mac


To play an MPG file, a QuickTime player on Mac couldn’t fully satisfied. If you have an MPG file and you want to play it on your Mac, you need to download some components for Mac players or some other media players. If you want to edit this MPG file in iMovie, you need to convert this MPG file into MOV format first, and then edit it.
If you only want to play your MPG file, here we recommend two components for QuickTime Player. The most popular components for Mac players on market are Perian and Flip4Mac. The first solution is download one from either official website.
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Perianis an open source plug-in which enables QuickTime to play several popular video formats not supported natively by QuickTime on Mac OS X, i.e. AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW. If your MOV file is still on strike, try to uninstall your old QuickTime Version and download the latest one QuickTime 7.6.
Flip4Mac is for watching Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and viewing Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser. It’s not suitable for playing a MOV file.

How to edit and convert MPG/MPEG files to MOV?


If you want to do more and you want to edit it on iMovie or upload onto YouTube, you need a media converter for Mac to convert MPG/MPEG files to MOV formats. Mac MPG to MOV Converter will show you how to achieve it within several easy steps.
Download and install MPG/MPEG to MOV Converter for Mac here.

Step 1: After this Mac MPG/MPEG Converter is running , just click “ADD” button on the top, and choose your MPG or MPEG file you want to convert. If you have several MPG files and you want to put them together and get a complete MOV file, just check all the files and check the box in front of Merge into one.

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Step 2: Click the “format” button on the thumbnail, select “Common Video” and Choose ‘MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)’ from the dropdown list . If you have no idea what kind of formats that your device supports, just choose according to the device’s name.

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Step 3: Before pressing Convert button, we advise you check the setting first. You can change the settings manually, also you can use the original settings, which will work just perfect.

Step 4: If you have no use for editing MPG/MPEG videos, just press “Start” and begin to convert MPG video to MOV for your Mac.

Tips:
What is MOV?
MOV is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. The format was created by Apple Computer to work with multimedia files. MOV is a container format and can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR) content or text (for subtitles, for example).

on Jun 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer cannot read and play the .mp4 video files from my Sanyo XActi CMOS 1920X 1080 .Is there a software I can download from the net?


Yes.

This is what the Sanyo CG9 Users Manual has to say about viewing videos taken with the camera:

"About video clip files recorded with this camera
You can use Apple’s QuickTime to play back video clips on a computer.
Playback may be possible using other software that supports the ISO
standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AAC audio)."

There are many ways to view mpeg-4 videos, but the one that is recommended for your camera from the CG9 support webpage is apple's quicktime available from apple here.

Jun 06, 2009 | Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG9 Digital Camera

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MPEG-4 - Sony DSC M1


Try to use the QuickTime player, it has the neccessary codec uploaded and the MPEG4 video files are recognized.

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Apple has detailed it clearly on its official site that QuickTime will attempt to open files with file extensions associated with audio or video formats listed as below:

Video formats:
QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVI, DV

Audio formats:
iTunes Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p), MP3, Core Audio (.caf), AIFF, AU, SD2, WAV, SND, AMR

More than that, QuickTime can play movies using the following codecs:

Video Codecs:
MPEG-4 (Part 2), H.264, H.263, H.261, Apple ProRes, Apple Pixlet, Animation, Cinepak, Component Video, DV, DVC Pro, Graphics, Motion JPEG, Photo JPEG, Sorenson Video 2, Sorenson Video 3

Audio Codecs:
AAC (MPEG-4 Audio), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3, AMR Narrowband, MS ADPCM, QDesign Music 2, Qualcomm PureVoice (QCELP), IMA 4:1, MACE 3:1, MACE 6:1, ALaw 2:1, ULaw 2:1, 24-Bit Integer, 32-Bit Integer, 32-Bit Floating Point, 64-Bit Floating Point

Obviously, Blu-ray (.m2ts) and DVD (.vob) are out of the above mentioned range. Even though you purchase QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component from online Apple Store and install it on your Mac, it is still unable to play commercial DVDs (such as Hollywood movies), because they are usually encrypted with special CSS anti-piracy technology, not to mention the much more strictly protected Blu-ray movies. However, that doesn’t means you are totally banned to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies in QuickTime. Actually, an available Blu-ray and DVD ripper for Mac will definitely do you a favor to remove copy protections, and rip the movies to a Mac QuickTime Player compatible format. Go to find a step-by-step tutorial about how to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to Mac QuickTime Player supported format.

The decryption software we recommended is Pavtube Blu-Ray DVD Ripper for Mac. It is an independent and professional utility to rip both Blu-ray discs and general DVDs to your wanted HD or SD media formats. With full Blu-ray disc support, it is able to remove copyright protections of your BD disc, no matter BD+, or AACS, even the latest MKB V17 is supported as well. See the detailed tutorial as below.

Step 1: Free download, install and launch this blue ray ripper Mac.
Once you run it, click "BD/DVD Folder" or "IFO File" to load your BD or DVD files.

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Step 2: Select H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format for QuickTime
Follow "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)":
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Step 3: Click "Settings" button to adjust video and audio parameters
Notice that which parameter to select has close relationship with the hardware configurations of your computer, so before your adjustment, read the following info attentively.

To play HD video, a large amount of data must be processed by your computer. A powerful system will deliver the best playback quality.
Recommended hardware configurations for H.264 HD playback on Macintosh:

For 1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second:
[*]1.8 GHz PowerMac G5 or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer

[*]At least 256MB of RAM
[*]64 MB or greater video card

For 1920x1080 (1080p) video at 24 frames per second:
[*]Dual 2.0 GHz PowerMac G5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer
[*]At least 512MB of RAM
[*]128MB or greater video card

Now you are ready to set advanced settings according to the hardware configurations of your computer. Our computer satisfies the above mentioned "1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second", so we changed the settings as below:

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Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start Mac Blu-ray ripping.
Once the ripping task is completed, you can click "Open" button to get the output H.264 .mp4 videos for your QuickTime Player effortlessly. Have fun.

Learn more about how to use Mac Blu-ray ripper.

on May 02, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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