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How to Solve VLC Won’t Play MP4 Video Files

20 Jul 17
Katrina Lucy
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Is it possible to play MP4 file in VLC media player? The answer is yes, but why the question below happened, and I believe that the question is not unique.

“Recently, I downloaded a livestream from twitch. When finished, I tried to open it in VLC. It opened but didn’t play. By the way, I really don’t want to use Quicktime as I always get frame drops with it. Any help?” User from

When we check out the official website of the media player then we will find out that it supports MP4 file formats. Then why? We explore it and list some solutions in this article for you to make references except that the MP4 file is corrupted. And we get to start it, we have listed VLC playable formats listed below for you to understand this topic in depth:

Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, Matroska, QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2, AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video

Video formats: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, Sorenson, Theora, VC-1, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, DNxHD, Prores and some WMV.

Part 1: Reasons and Solutions for VLC Cannot Play MP4 files

Part 2 : Step by step guide to Convert MP4 to VLC Supported Formats

Part 1: Reasons and Solutions for VLC Cannot Play MP4 files

Reason 1: Too old version for VLC

Solution: Check out whether you are using the latest version of VLC, if not, just update the latest version from VLC official website. As we all know, update means that the official have solved some bugs.


Reason 2: Wrong VLC "video output modes"

Solution: Go to Tools > Preferences on your computer in VLC and follow the steps below:

Tick the box for Enable video (if it’s not ticked).

Tick the box for Window decorations (if it’s not ticked).

Click on Output and select X11 video output (XCB) as your video output.

After all procedures then try to play your MP4 again.


Reason 3: VLC MP4 Hardware Decoding Limitation:

Too many subtitle tracks or rending effects increase the difficulty of hardware decoding.

Solution: Go to Tools–>Preferences on your computer in VLC and follow the steps below:

Then navigate to "Input / Codecs" –> "Video Codecs" –> "FFmpeg", choose Disable for "Hardware Decoding" option.

Restart VLC and play MP4 again.


Part 2 : Step by step guide to Convert MP4 to VLC Supported Formats.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one professional video converter to solve out "VLC not playing MP4" issue. It grants you to convert any video (MP4 included) to VLC supported formats in just few clicks. For example, it could transcode H.264 mp4, H.265 mp4, MPEG-4 mp4, divx mp4 and other unmentioned mp4 to VLC supported files. Meanwhile, converting VLC video files to MP4 is also just a piece of cake. By the way, it will be CPU comsuming if you are using VLC this kind of media player to play HD or UHD videos, the playback would be very choppy. To solve this problem, we suggest that you could downscale 4K to 1080p, or you could lower the kbps for your devices to playback smoothly on your Mac Book.

There is a thing you need to know, you need to download and install Libluray, Libaacs, or Libbdplus if you want to play DVD/BD on VLC. Instead, this smart assistant supports you to transcode BD/DVD/Video to virtually any video/audio formats without installing extra package. To sum up, it is not only a video converter but also a video player, video editor. More details are waiting for you to explore…

Step1: Install this program in your computer, and run it.


Step2: Load MP4 files.

You can click "File"–>"Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to import MP4 which you want to convert. Or you can directly drag or drop away the file.



Step3: Choose VLC playable output format.

To get the perfect and smooth playback, you can  select the H.264 as output format from "Format > HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)". Or you can choose other VLC supported formats as you like.



Step4: Start MP4 file conversion.

Start MP4 file to VLC conversion by clicking the right-bottom convert button. Just wait for a second, you can click the "Open" button of the main interface and that will pop up the folder with converted file. Then you could play it will VLC smoothly.


When you get here, it’s the end of the article. As we all know, there are just few kinds of formats that VLC could support, if you have tried all solutions given by itself then you have not found the way to solve the problem – "VLC not playing MP4", and you can have a trial of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, and you will find the new world.



The Easiest Way to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 6/6 Plus

15 Sep 15
Katrina Lucy
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With the release of iPhone 6S (Plus), iPhone 6/6 Plus gets cheaper. If you want to upgrade our old iPhone 5/5S to iPhone 6/6 Plus, it is just the time to go and do it. Reluctant to give up the valuable data on your old iPhone? Don’t worry. You can transfer all the data on your old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus, including all the photos, messages, videos, music,etc. It’s a no-brainer job by using iTunes, iCloud or some third party tool.

old iphone to new iphone

Method 1: Transfer data on old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus with iTunes

Step 1: Install the latest iTunes on PC and connect your old iPhone to computer with USB cable.iTunes will detect it and shows it under DEVICES.

Step 2: Click your old iPhone’s name to show its control panel on the right. Click ” Back Up Now to backup data on your old iPhone to computer.

backup data

Step 3: When the backup progress ends, you should disconnect your old iPhone. Then, connect your new iPhone.

Step 4: In your new iPhone control panel, click Restore Backup. Choose your old iPhone’s backup file and restore it to your iPhone 6/6 Plus.

restore data

Method 2: Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus with iCloud

If you have set up your new iPhone 6 (Plus) before, you need to tap Setting > General > Reset > Erase All content and Setting. Then, restart and recover the iPhone. After that, follow the steps below.

Step 1: On your Old iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > turn on iCloud Backup > OK > Back up Now.

Step 2: Enter the password of your Apple ID. Click Back Up Now. Wait until the backup process finished. Ensure the exact time that you made the backup.

backup data

Step 3: On iPhone 6 (Plus), follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup. Don’t forget to choose a Wi-Fi network. When reaching the screen that says Set Up iPhone, you ought to tap Restore from iCloud Backup and select the backup file of your old phone. Remember the Apple ID and password that you used just now.

restore data

Step 4: Wait for the ending of the restoring process, after that, your new iPhone 6 (Plus) will restart.

Note: Transferring data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes and iCloud only works in purchased music, videos and photos in camera roll and message. That means your photo library and non-purchased music, movies,etc on old iPhone will be not able to transferred to iPhone 6/6 Plus. Moreover, the transfer process based on iTunes and iCloud will take too much time. So I strongly recommend the third method.

Method 3: Transfer files from old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus with Third Party Tool

With Wondershare MobileTrans, you can transfer old iPhone data to iPhone 6/6 Plus in just one click. It is designed to transfer messages, contacts, photos, musics, videos and calendar from old iPhone to iPhone 6 (Plus) regardless of purchased or non-purchased data. It can retrieve iTunes backup and transfer to iPhone 6 (Plus) effortlessly. What’s more, it can work with iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS running iOS 8/7/6/5.

Download and Install Wondershare MobileTrans:


Step 1: Run the app and connect the iPhone

Install and launch the Wondershare MobileTrans on your computer. Connect your old iPhone and iPhone 6 (Plus) with your computer via 2 USB cables.


Step 2: Choose Phone to Phone Transfer

In the main window, you can see the Phone to Phone Transfer feature. Click it and you’ll see the window below.

phone to phone

Step 3: Start the transfer process

Clicking Start Copy in the interface. Yyou can check the transfer progress in the pop-upwindow. It will take you a few minutes. When the process ends, the data on your old iPhone will be transferred to iPhone 6/6 Plus.

process interface

With the third method, you needn’t worry that your non-purchased music and video can’t be transferred to the new iPhone. And with MobileTrans, you can save a lot of time on the transfer process.

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Put Movies from Computer to iPhone Quickly

26 Aug 15
Katrina Lucy
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It’s easy to copy films and TV shows to your iPhone to watch on the road or keep yourself entertained at home. If you have saved many amazing videos on your computer and want to transfer some of them to your iPhone (7, 6S, 6C, 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, etc.) to view anytime you want, read this post to know how to make it in three different ways. (Also learn ways to Copy films and TV show to iPad)

Note: For iTunes movie rentals, once you transfer them to your iPhone, they may be moved from the computer. And when you start to watch one copy of the movie the 24h countdown will begin but the availability of the other copy will remain untouched for the rest of the 30 days.

Plus, we should make it clear that iPhone only supports certain types of video files such as MP4, M4V and MOV files. Thus, if you want to transfer videos from PC to iPhone for an enjoyment, you should make sure your videos are supported by iTunes/iPhone.

Method 1: Put Movies from Computer to iPhone via iTunes

Step 1: Plug iPhone into computer via the USB cable. iTunes will launch automatically, if not, manually start it on your computer.

Step 2: Click “File > Add Files to Library” at the upper left corner of the window. Then select the video files on your computer, then click Open to add the media files to the iTunes library.

Setp 3: Open My Computer, go to your movies folder and choose the movies you want to copy to your iPhone. Right click then choose Copy.

Step 4: Click on Movies in iTunes Library, right click and Paste the movies.

Step 5: Click on your iPhone name in iTunes, choose Video tab and click on Sync Movies, choose the movies you want to sync to your iPhone. Then click Sync.

Method 2: Transfer movie from Computer to iPhone via iCloud

If you have other iOS devices running iOS 8/9 and have iCloud backups, you can log in iCloud on your new iPhone (go to Setting -> iCloud -> Enter your Apple ID info -> then you will get a iCloud terms doc, agree it) and restore the iCloud backup on the device.

Method 3:Transfer movie from Computer to iPhone via Dropbox

  • Install Dropbox on your PC and iPhone. Create an account and then you will get 2GB for free.
  • Open Dropbox on your computer and copy the videos into the folder of the app.
  • Tap to start Dropbox on your iPhone, and then you will get the videos within the app. Sometimes you may have to wait for a while as the sync process may take a second, especially you have got large files to sync with iTunes.

Dropbox is a cloud service app, it can be used on various kinds of smartphones and PCs. Dropbox gives you 2GB for free, and if your video files are not that large, you can make full use of this app. Note that only with the same account can you sync videos from PC to iPhone with Dropbox.

Now you can successfully enjoy viewing movie files transferred from computer on your iPhone 7, 6S, 6C, 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, etc.!

Tips: Have you thought of playing high definition HD/4K videos on iPhone? Usually, you have to figure out the supported players among thousands of software and even install different video players over and over. Frustratingly, you will turn to experts: what kind of video converter for iPhone is really helpful?

With extraordinary features, iFastime Video Converter Ultimate (Read review) which is welcomed by many users can give you a hand. More specifically, it is capable of converting various video formats like Tivo, WMV, AVI, H.265, Blu-ray Video, DVD video and more to compatible video for playing on iPhone 7/6S/6C/6/6 Plus/5S/5C, etc. other or mobile devices like Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Samsung, iPad etc, or Windows PC, 3D VR headsets. If you own this video converter for iPad, you will never worry about spending much time on finding out the suitable video player and install it on iPad for different video formats.


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Different Ways to Copy films and TV show to iPad

25 Aug 15
Katrina Lucy
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iPad is a great device for watching movies. The following paragraphs are all about how to copy movies to iPad in different ways, no matter supported video or unsupported videos in AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, AVCHD, MPG, etc.. Now just get some popcorn and discover the transferring process!  (Also learn ways to put Movies from Computer to iPhone)

Tip: Before getting started, please take note that not all video files can be imported into iTunes library for sync to your iPad. If the video files are incompatible with iTunes or iPad, you can choose to convert them into compatible formats first or directly transfer them to iPad for conversion and playback freely.

How to transfer videos from PC or Mac to iPad via iTunes:

Copying videos to your iPad should be easy. Yes, we’re going to need iTunes and yes, it might take almost the same time that it takes to sync your iPad with iTunes but no, it’s not going to be tough. In fact, if you can drag-and-drop, you can do this seamlessly.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your PC or Mac

Step 2: Open iTunes if it doesn’t fire up automatically

Step 3: Select your connected iPad from the list of devices. (You’ll find this on top-right or on the sidebar if it’s enabled. You can enable the sidebar from the View menu option.

Step 4: Under the device, you have an option called Movies. Select this. (If you’ve got videos on the iPad already, they’ll be shown as a list)

Step 5: Now all you have to do is drag and drop the video files that you want to copy. To make this easy, have the folder containing the video file ready, have iTunes open in the background and just drag-and-drop the file from the folder into the iTunes window.

Step 6: You should now see a progress bar that will indicate how long it will take to copy the file. Got short videos? Fast. Full-length movies? That’ll take a little time.

Note: Apple iTunes 12 is different than what most users are used to. Learning how to transfer photos to the iPad can be a daunting task for those who are used to the old way of doing things. Here’s how it’s done.

Connect the device to your computer using a USB cable.

A button will appear toward the upper-left part of the screen. Select it to access the settings on the device.

Select the “Photos” option on the left sidebar.

Check the “Sync Photos from” option, then choose to sync “All folders” or “Selected folders”. You can also select the “Include videos” check box to sync your personal videos. If you choose the “Selected folders” option, you will be give the option to check the folders you want to sync to the device.

Click the “Done” button, then click “Apply”. iTunes will then transfer your photos over to your Apple device.

Transfer Video Files to iPad with third-party app

One free app which has excellent reviews at the moment is PlayerXtreme Media Player by PentaLoop. This lets you transfer videos by Wi-Fi, but for speed and reliability we’ll be using a USB cable for this guide. Following the guide below to learn how to use it.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to a computer with a recent version of iTunes (try to use the latest version if possible). iTunes should launch automatically and your iPad will show up on the left-hand side

Step 2. Click on the icon representing your iPad and then click on Apps in the menu on the left. Scroll down until you see the File Sharing section.

Step 3. Scroll down the list if necessary and click on the appropriate video app, in this case we’ll choose PlayerXtreme. On the right is a list of the files: it’s currently blank as we haven’t yet copied any videos.

Step 4. Click the Add File… button and navigate to the video you want to put on your iPad. Select one or more and click Open at the bottom of the dialog box. Don’t forget to select any subtitle files which go with the videos.

The films will start copying to your iPad – a progress bar is shown in the pane at the top of iTunes.

Once they’re transferred, you can disconnect your iPad, launch PlayerXtreme (or whichever video playback app you’re using) and the videos will be there, ready to watch.

Bear in mind that playing video formats which aren’t natively supported by iOS will use up the battery faster unless the app can use hardware acceleration (which PlayerXtreme can).

How to put films on an iPad: Use a video downloader app

If you don’t want to have to connect your iPad to a computer running iTunes, there are other ways to get films onto your iPad. One is to install a video downloader app, such as Video Downloader Lite. Using the app’s built-in web browser you can head to YouTube or another video streaming site and find a video you want to watch.

When it starts playing, a pop-up window should appear giving you the option to download or save the video. You might have to type in a name for it, or it might automatically take the name from the web page.

How to put films on an iPad: catch-up TV

BBC iPlayer and the All 4 app (Chanel 4) both allow you to download TV shows (including films) to your iPad. iPlayer now gives you 30 days to watch stuff you download, while with All 4 it depends on when the show was broadcast as to how long you have before the download expires. Neither ITV Player nor Demand 5 allow you to download shows.

How to put films on an iPad: Buy or rent from iTunes, Google Play Movies and TV or another service

If you launch the iTunes store on your iPad, then tap on Films at the bottom, you’ll find a great selection of the latest movies available to rent or buy.

Although you can stream the films immediately, a bought or rented film will also be downloaded to your iPad so you can watch it without an internet connection.

Finally, if you prefer to stick with the built-in Videos app and want to put films from your computer onto your iPad, you’ll need to use the computer you use to sync and backup your iPad.

When your iPad appears at the top of iTunes (after connecting it with a USB cable or using Wi-Fi sync), click on the Films tab and you will see a list of all the films you’ve imported into your iTunes library. Bear in mind that they may appear in the TV Programmes tab if they’ve been incorrectly tagged. This is also true of TV Shows which are wrongly tagged as Films.

Tick the Sync Films box, then tick the films you want to add to your iPad from the list. Alternatively, tick the box next to “Automatically include all films”, and use the drop-down menu to choose an option from the list such as ‘all unwatched’.

You can install the Google Play Movies and TV app if you prefer and buy or rent videos that way. Unfortunately, Netflix and Amazon’s streaming video services don’t let you download content to watch offline… yet.

Additional Tip: How to transfer and put unsupported movies on iPad

In fact, it’s easy to copy files to iPad via iTunes only if you’ve confirmed the following, (taking video for example):

  • The file format is compatible with iPad (See the detailed requirements of iPad)
  • The file should be DRM-free or be purchased on iTunes store
  • The file is already on your PC(or Mac).

If your video files are stored on your hard drive or camera etc., you need to copy the video to your computer first and make sure the format of your video is supported.

And when you encounter problems stating that the file couldn’t be copied, it means there’s a problem with the file format. The iPad understands a few formats for video like MP4, MOV or M4V. You can instll a Video player on the iPad for playing more video formats. Or you’ll need to change the format of the videos to an iPad compatible format before copying it.

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The way for syncing videos, photos, music to iTunes

18 Aug 15
Katrina Lucy

iTunes is great for managing the contents on Apple’s popular iPod and other digital media players such as the iPhone and iPad, and you can add videos to iTunes by purchasing them from the iTunes Store or by downloading them from the Internet. But still many users racking brains about how to add local media contents to iTunes. In such a case, this article will list out the way syncing videos, photos, music to iTunes (12.2) and give you some tips on iTunes supported and unsupported video/audio format.

iTunes supported Video/Audio File

According to Apple, iTunes supports any video format that works with QuickTime and files purchased or downloaded from iTunes store. Best Video Format for iTunes is MP4, MOV, M4V. Read more reference here.

iTunes Non-supported Video/Audio File

Video: Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, H.265/HEVC, XAVC, MKV, Tivo, FLV, F4V, WMV, MPG, AVI, MPEG-2, 3GP, VOB, MTS, 3G2, 3GPP, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, DV, MOD, DAT, RM, RMVB, DivX, Xvid, OGV, VRO, MXF, WebM, etc.

Audio: W4A, OGG, AC3, WMA, FLAC, MKA, etc.

Part 1: How to add iTunes Supported files to iTunes from PC?

1. Launch iTunes. Make sure that you are running the latest version.

2. Import the video. Click the File menu and select “Add File to Library”. Browse for the converted video and select it.

  • If you are using Windows and don’t see the File menu, press the Alt key.
  • You will not receive any error or confirmation when adding a video file.

3. Click the “Movies” button. This is located in the row of buttons along the top of the iTunes window, and looks like a film strip.

4. Click the “Home Videos” tab. Any movie you import will be added as a “Home Video”. If you don’t see the video that you just imported, it wasn’t properly converted to an iTunes-compatible format.

5. Move the video to your “Movies” or “TV Shows” library. It can be difficult to find the video you want if they’re all sorted into the “Home Video” library. Moving them to the proper spot will make it easier to watch or sync the videos later.

Right-click the video and select “Get Info”.

Click the “Options” tab in the window that appears.
Click “Home Video” next to “media kind” to select the library that you want to move it to.
Click OK to save the changes. You will now be able to find the video in the proper library.

6. Sync your movies to your iOS device. Now that the files are in iTunes, you can sync them to your iOS device.

If the video does not sync to your device, you’ll need to create a version in iTunes that your device supports. Click File and select “Create New Version”. Select the device that you are syncing the video to, and then wait for the conversion to complete.

Part 2: How to add iTunes Supported files to iTunes from Mac?

Step 1. Open iTunes.

Download the latest iTunes online, install it on your Mac and run it.

Step 2. To add media files to iTunes library

Click “File” on the top menu to follow “Add to Library” on the iTunes’ main interface, and select the music, video or folder that you want to add. Or you can also drag and drop a file or folder to iTunes.

Step 3. Choose the file or folder you want to add.

Browse through your computer to locate the desired contents or folder and then click “Open”. Then you media files will automatically download to the iTunes library.

Note: iTunes adds entries to your iTunes library for the selected files and copies the files to your iTunes Music folder (if you selected that option in the “Advanced” pane of iTunes preferences).

Hint: Make sure the files you wanna transfer are in iTunes supported formats. The latest version of iTunes supports video in MP4, MOV M4V and AVI format up to 1080p full HD. (Note: some AVI files need to be encoded to MJPEG before they are able to be recognized by iTunes.)

Part 3: How-to add Video/Audio (iTunes Unsupported) to iTunes on PC/Mac?

Since iTunes is very picky about what formats it supports, if you find your video or movie files, like Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, H.265, 4K, .mkv, .flv, .wmv, .tivo, .vob, etc . can’t be directly imported/synced to iTunes, it is necessary to convert movies and videos to iTunes compatible videos at first. You can link to sync and play any video (MP4, FLV, AVI, MKV, WMV, TiVo, FLV) on iTunes with iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Win/Mac. What’s more, if you want to play these movies and videos on your iPad (iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 3/2, iPad 4/3, etc.), iPhone (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, etc.), iPod, Apple TV 3, you can directly select the device model as the output format. No manual video settings are required. (Find the promotion items here)

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