Can VLC Play MP4 Videos Correctly


Have some MP4 movies, you may try to put them to video players like VLC media player for playback. As it claimed, VLC does support MP4 format. However, when you add and play MP4 files in VLC, problems occurred from time to time.

Actually, there are many reasons for MP4 playback issue in VLC. Maybe your MP4 video is bad, maybe the VLC “video output modes” is set wrong. In these situations, you only need to check MP4 and VLC own problems again. If your MP4 video and VLC have no damage, you may get trouble with the MP4 video codec. From VLC official website, we learn that MP4 is really one of VLC Player supported video formats, but you must know it has strict requirements: VLC Media Player is only compatible with MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4 and H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. If your an MP4 file contains a VLC unsupported audio or video codec, it can’t be recognized by VLC. So the MP4 file can not be played in VLC smoothly.

To get rid of the trouble, a practical way is to to transcode the incompatible MP4 file to VLC most compatible formats like H.264 MP4, WMV, etc. And here Brorsoft Video Converter is specially designed for solving the VLC MP4 playback issue.

Overall, this video converter is a professional software helping you to transcode MP4 files(no matter downloaded online, captured from GoPro, Sony XDCAM EX series camcorders) to any common video formats like AVI, MKV, MPG, WMV… And it has preset the optimized settings for the different output format and players. Users can feel free to specify the target files. With it, you can fast convert MP4 to H.264 encoded MP4, WMV, AVI that can be easily played in VLC. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode .mp4 files to VLC on Mac OS X (Sierra, El Capitan included). Just download it and start the conversion following the tutorial below.

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How to encode MP4 file to VLC friendly format

Step 1. Import MP4 files

Just drag and drop MP4 file to the main interface of the program to add MP4 file. If you have several MP4 files that you want to convert in batch, just drag the folder where the MP4 files are to the software.

Step 2. Set output format

Now that we’re converting MP4 for VLC Media Player, a recommended format is “DivX AVI – Audio Video Interleaved(DivX)(*.avi)” or “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” from “Common Video” option.

Tips: Surely in the “Settings”button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bitrates, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. You can adjust video size to 1920*1080.

Step 3. Convert MP4 to VLC friendly format

Now, simply click the big Convert button to start and finish MP4 to VLC conversion with fast speed and high output quality.

Additional Tips:

This versatile MP4 to VLC converter program not only can change MP4 to VLC playable format, but also supports converting MP4 to QuickTime, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs. Just choose a proper output format.

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