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.mp4 codec for playing .mp4 video files on HD?


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:10 PM

Hi,

I've found some .mp4 video files on my PC and I'd like to view them. Windows Media Player doesn't seem to like .mp4 files.

I was wondering if someone knows of a good "freeware" codec download that would cover all the basics for playing any file on your PC?

I've found Vista Codecs but once installed doesn't seem to work for .mp4 even though it says it does. (Looks like a great product anyhow?)

Anyone that can straighten me out here would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:01 PM

Have you tried K-Lite Mega Codec pack?

http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

Download Full version.

Edited by Romeo29, 05 April 2009 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:06 AM

If the codec don't work, maybe you can convert it.

I use handbrake on my Mac, it works well, though a bit slow. There is a windows version also that might work for you.

http://handbrake.fr/

There's also MPEG streamclip for windows. But again, I'm not 100% sure if it will do what you want on Windows.

http://www.digital-digest.com/software/mpeg_streamclip.html

If you try it could you let us know if it worked for you?

Edited by 12x48y, 07 April 2009 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:35 PM

CCCP is all you ever need. Remember to uninstall all other codec packs you've ever gotten.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:53 AM

I would recommend installing the freeware VLC player. It is extremely light on resources and plays most every type of file known to man. You do not need a codec bundle as it has all the codecs preinstalled as a part of the program. You can then uninstall whichever codec pack is on your PC from the ARP list.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:04 AM

Hi, I had mpeg4 files recorded from my TV & media player wouldn't play them. I searched for ages and eventually found a download (see below) which solved it for me. It may help.

Nully

http://www.moviecodec.com/downloads/365d.html

Edited by nully101, 22 April 2009 - 08:06 AM.





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