Why can I not watch MP4 movies properly on my computer?

Vigan Jashari November 5, 2012

I can’t watch movies on my PC. Everything else works nice. The video is slow and the subtitles going faster. MP4 format tried in Windows Media Player and other players. It’s not about movie. Happens only on my PC.

  1. Sashritha Peiris
    December 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

    You need to use VLC Player. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

  2. Muz RC
    November 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    try to use gomplayer, i am using it for a many years and never found video that cannot be play...

  3. Alisa Fish
    November 28, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Are you sure there is nothing wrong with your videos.
    and then there are two ways for you to deal with this problem.
    1, you can install a powerful media player to play the movies. like KMplayer.
    2. convert your videos to the compatible videos for your pc player. and you can use the video converter I used long.

  4. N LKX
    November 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    try converting the mp4 format to avi using converting softwares or something i recommend, format factory.

  5. Cyra Calkhoven
    November 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Use VLC or KMPlayer, they both play anything. No need to install codecs.

  6. Easton Wiki
    November 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Install VLC player to watch any video type.

    • James West
      December 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      While VLC works for any video file, it is unable to handle 720p and 1080p video files. I use Splash Lite for my HD movies.

  7. James West
    November 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Is the movie HD or Blue-Ray. If it is, than try Splash Lite, it's a good player for HD movies.

  8. Anthony Monori
    November 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Either you don't have the required codecs (try VLC player - it should run the file) or your graphics card is not so powerful. Try using VLC and report back with your system configuration.

  9. Indronil Mondal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    use vlc disable gpu acceleration from preferences

  10. Douglas Mutay
    November 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

    You are using Windows Media Player to watch movies????

    • ViGi
      November 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Douglas Mutay i tried MP and VLC. Nothing. Is my friends PC and i think is somthing about codecs pack. i will try that. Thanxs to all

      • Douglas Mutay
        November 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

        Thanks to you too!

      • Kannon Y
        November 7, 2012 at 3:02 am

        ViGi, there are two kinds of issues here:

        Issues dealing with the MP4 container format and issues dealing with video players. Regarding the MP4 container - that's exactly what it is, a container. It does not have a single codec specific to it. The Wiki on it is probably one of the most confusing reads in all of Wikidom. But the problem is likely related to a single MP4 file that used a funny video encoder. This problem can be bypassed, fortunately.

        My suggestion is to install Media Player Classic. I'll get to the reason why, but in case you want to avoid reading further, you can just install it with the link above.

        Regarding video players, there are two kinds: The first kind shares codecs with other players. So if you have a problem with a single codec it will effect all other players. Basically, trying multiple players will unfortunately do you no good, unless you use the second kind:

        The second kind use self-contained codecs, which limit issues to just a single player. Media Player Classic uses self-contained codecs. I believe GOM Player might also use self-contained codecs, but you would need to double check.

        Anyway, I think Douglas is right on the money on this one. Just change your media player to a self-contained type.

        Hope that was helpful. Good luck!

  11. Aniket Singh
    November 6, 2012 at 6:50 am

    try using another media player....

  12. josemon maliakal
    November 6, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Did you tried with vlc or KMplayer ??? install one of them and try opening the movie..I think installing extra codecs will help you to play the same file in Windows Media Player too..

  13. Dave Rimmer
    November 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Sounds like you haven.t got the right Codecs installed to play them in MP, you can do a couple of things. 1) download a codec pack from here - http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
    The Standard one should be fine.

    2) Install VLC Player as it will play just about any file from here - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

    The Installer package should be fine.

    So either Codecs or VLC Player, me I like MP so installed Codecs.

  14. ha14
    November 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    can be because your graphic card, go to device manager and uninstall video driver (do not delete) and reboot. Let windows to install a clean driver.

    or you need codec to play movies, try klite mega pack codec. if you have already the necessary codec then perhaps it got corrupted so re-install.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks a lot i will try.

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2012 at 12:50 am

      Windows does not install a clean driver after "uninstalling" the video card from Device Manager and rebooting. It merely reconfigures the existing drivers on the system. If you want a clean driver to be installed, you must also choose to have Windows delete the existing driver files when "uninstalling" the device.

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