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Fix VLC MP4 Playback Troubles

VLC MP4 Files playback troubles

VLC media player is a powerful media player that supports to play most of the media codecs and video formats out there. However, on many conditions, people complain that VLC has the following troubles when playing MP4 files as below:

- VLC skips an stutters when playing MP4
- There are some mp4 files VLC will not play, the video freezes
- VLC plays MP4 file with no sound or audio
- VLC will not play certain mp4 h.264 files
- VLC plays MP4 file but only get the sound with no video

VLC Trouble Playing MP4 Files

Have no idea how to fix those issues by your own. Never mind, the following article will offer you the detailed tips and simple steps to address them one by one.

Solve VLC MP4 playback skipping issue

As the king of media player, VLC plays almost any file format on any platform, any time at any place with perfect performance. However, a lot of people have issues with VLC skipping when playing high-definition media streaming over a network. If the MP4 files that you try to play with VLC are HD or even 4K video, you can have a reference at this article: Fix VLC Skipping and lagging for playing high definition video files.

Address VLC MP4 playback video freezes issue

When you run video on VLC you might have faced video gets stuck and freezes. This occurs due to either older version is running on your PC or it needs some customization in settings configuration. Read how to fix this problem in thhis article: Fix video stuck or freezes on Windows.

Fix VLC playing MP4 with no audio issue

When your VLC fails to play the audio file in MP4, the first thing is checking whether the player is set mute. If you're too careless to mute your VLC player at the last playing, then definitely you'll get no sound. What you need to do is set your VLC player to unmute state. If this method does not work, then just try to adjust VLC audio settings. For more detailed guides, please visit this page: VLC No Sound Solved.

Why VLC not play certain MP4 files or play MP4 with no video?

If all above listed troubles have been properly fixed, but you still can't play certain MP4 files with VLC or play MP4 video on VLC with no video. Then the problem can be due to the incompatible video codec contained in MP4 files. In this case, we need to convert MP4 to VLC more supported video format. Pavtube Video Converter (best video converter review) comes to your great demand to easily convert MP4 files encoded with various different video and audio codec listed above to VLC supported playable file formats listed below:
Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska(MKV), MIDI, QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB
Video format: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo 3&4, Sorenson, Theora, VC-1, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, DNxHD, Prores and some WMV
Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, It, MACE, Mod, Monkey's Audio, MP3, Opus, PLS, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, SCreamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA (WMA 1/2, WMA 3 partially).


Edit and customize MP4 video for VLC playback

To get your desired video playback effect on VLC, you can also use the program to edit MP4 video by trimming or cutting video length, crop unwanted black bars or area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle or remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Adjusting the output playback settings such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels to make them more adapt with VLC best playback settings.

Besides MP4, you can also load other unsupported file formats such as AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, MPG, AVCHD, VOB, H.265, etc into VLC for swift playback.

How to Convert Unsupported MP4 Files for Playing on VLC?

Step 1: Load mp4 files into the program.

After the successful installation, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load unsupported mp4 files into the program.

Step 2: Output one of VLC best playable file format.

Click "Format", from its drop-down option, choose one of VLC best playable video formats such as "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" from "HD Video" main category.

Step 3: Adjust output playback settings for VLC.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window to tweak the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels, etc according to your own needs.

Step 4: Edit MP4 video.

Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 5:Carry out the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to convert MP4 to VLC readable video and audio file formats.

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