View Full Version : Playing an mp4 video

16-12-2004, 10:47 PM
I have been sent an mp4 video "filmed" on a camera phone but I can't view it. The sender can view it with QuickTime and even though I have downloaded the latest versions of QuickTime and QuickTime Alternative neither will play it. Windows Media Player and ZoomPlayer also can't play it and G-Spot doesn't know what to do with it.

Is this likely to be a corrupted download or do I need to do something else to view it?

16-12-2004, 10:55 PM
When did mp4 come out!?! I still don't get this... :eek:

16-12-2004, 11:02 PM
Quicktime should play MPEG layer 4 files natively - when installing make sure the Internet Extras option is ticked - there are usually extra codecs in there :)

16-12-2004, 11:10 PM
MPeg 4 is DivX/XviD so try divx.com or divxmovies.com for the Divx download

16-12-2004, 11:22 PM
Thanks, I'll try again tomorrow. :)

17-12-2004, 09:04 AM
MPeg 4 is DivX/XviD so try divx.com or divxmovies.com for the Divx download

Ah! I see... MPEG 4 ...Thanks Chill

17-12-2004, 10:03 AM
I downloaded DivX but WMP still can't play the video so I think it must be corrupted. Will ask for it to be sent again.

17-12-2004, 01:59 PM
Try downloading and installing the k-lite mega codec pack it has every codec you will need and none of the spyware that comes with a lot of others. Then try playing the file, if it doesn't play after that then it may very well be corrupt. :puppydog: :help:

17-12-2004, 04:04 PM
Did you try getting XviD?

17-12-2004, 04:37 PM
tried the DivX standalone player? it's at http://www.divx.com

17-12-2004, 05:06 PM
Yes, tried the XviD and the DivX standalone player with no success. The DivX standalone player gives the error "Invalid MPEG-4 File Format: File doesn't have an iods atom" and all the other things tried also give an error for invalid file format.

As previously mentioned the video plays fine on the sender's computer using WMP so mine must be corrupted. :confused: