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How do I play .mp4 video in Windows Media player?

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by A5hX, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. A5hX

    A5hX Member

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    I used to able to play .mp4 video files in Media player- i recently un-and-re installed my video codecs, so I was wondering which codec would be best for mp4 playback? I curently have Divx5 pro and Xvid, along with the latest FFDShow codecs installed. Have I mis-configured anything, or do I need more codecs in order to view mp4 video?
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  3. shakim

    shakim Regular member

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    Best thing to do is go to nerodigital.com and download the showtime player. It will automatically install the codecs.
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    Envivo made some codec plug-ins that worked with all the main players. Windows Media Player, Real Player and Quicktime Player.
    They are no longer available from Envivo, but can still be found elsewhere.

    EnvivioTV-1.5
    http://hlbr.onlinedown.net/files3/EnvivioTV-1.5.exe
    http://nc.onlinedown.net/down/EnvivioTV-1.5.exe
    http://crc.onlinedown.net:82/down/EnvivioTV-1.5.exe

    EnvivioTV-H264-2-1-181
    http://www.vtc.com.vn/downloads/EnvivioTV-H264-2-1-181.exe

    I am not really sure what the difference in these are.
    The H.264 version of MPEG-4 is what is used on some satellite broadcasts and Internet broadcasts, especially these from Vietnam.
    http://www.vtc.com.vn/user/control/language?language=English
    I don't know how it is different from the type of MPEG-4 that the regular EnvivioTV-1.5 plays.
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    All you need ontop of ffdshow is a splitter such as Haali's.
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    I d/l'ed Haali's splliter, installed, checked register .mp4, but WMP still can't play the file. What codec(s) do you guys use to watch .mp4 video?
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    ffdshow and Haali's splitter is seriously all you should need. ffdshow supports ASP MPEG-4, AVC and aac decoding. Check your ffdshow config and make sure that it is actually enabled to handle them though.

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