How to Solve 'VLC Can't Play MP4' Issue

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Can VLC Play MP4?

Asking this question from anyone might make you a fool as of course VLC does play MP4. If you check out the official website of the media player then you will find out that it supports MP4 file formats. But still there are certain conditions in which VLC fails to play MP4 formats. For example: the MP4 file maybe corrupt, the output selected might be incorrect, the video codec might be wrong, and another reason might be that the MP4 file may have a number of video, audio and subtitle streams.

Best Tool to Help Play MP4 in VLC

UniConverter is especially developed for solving the issues when VLC cannot play the MP4 files. If you are encountering the same problem then with the help of iSkysoft, you can solve all your problems. Everything becomes easier when you have a video converter with you. By working it, you can easily convert MP4 to VLC supported formats without any quality loss.

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Step by step guide to Convert MP4 to VLC Supported Formats

Step 1. Import MP4 File

Import the file which you want to convert. Click on the "File" menu, and then choose "Load Media Files" to import the MP4 file for conversion. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop your MP4 files to the program.

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Step 2. Choose VLC Supported Format

In this step, you can choose the VLC format (such as MOV, AVI, FLV, etc) you want to convert the MP4 in.

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Step 3. MP4 to VLC Format Conversion

Just when you choose all your requirements then you can press the "Convert" button for converting the file.

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More Information about VLC

VLC media player is an open-source framework which means anyone can use it for free. You can download it for free and use it for either watching movies or playing music. It supports all kinds of formats and plays them. It can play all kinds of DVDs, VCDs, Audios, CDs and other kinds of streaming files. It is simple, quick and a very legit media player that never disappoints.

List VLC Supported Video/Audio Formats:

Video Codecs - MPEG-1, 2, A, B, 4, H.261, , H.262 and more

Audio Codecs - WMA, HE-AAC, QCELP, AAC, MP3, MPEG-Audio 1 Layer-1/2 and etc.

Subtitles - ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AIFF, AU, OGG, DMF and etc.

Tips: How to Solve the VLC "Video Output Modes Error" on Linux?

First of all open VLC media player and go to the "Tools" section. From there choose preferences. From the video tab, you can check out what options it displays for you. According to that you can choose the one that suits your situation the right way. The video output modes error is supposed to be handled with great care and see that it does not ruin the system running.

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