jbden
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vlc player mp4

Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:18 pm

I just installed raspbian stretch with the vlc player but it won't play mp4 files. Do I need to adjust something or add a codec?

Yeahthisisausername
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Re: vlc player mp4

Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:06 pm

Nope, it's the plain old VLC with H/W acceleration, so it'll play whatever you throw at it. MP4? MKV? MOV? doesn't matter. It should play them perfectly without any lag or issues. What type of hardware are you using?

jbden
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Re: vlc player mp4

Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:32 pm

I discovered the problem: not all mp4 files are the same. Although the file played in omxplayer but not vlc if I ran it through the wondershare video converter from the original mp4 it was in to the converter’s mp4 (with compression) it now runs in vlc. I guess there different “flavors” of mp4 files?

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DivM
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Re: vlc player mp4

Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 pm

The issue might be due to the missing header in the MP4 file. When you converted the video file, the converter could fix the header. You could probably playback your source MP4 video file as well simply by fixing its header, as described in this article: https://restore.media/blog/how-to-fix-c ... -mp4-files

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