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    I have received a video of a school show by email, it is in MP4; I put it onto a disc but it will not play on either of our recorder/players. Both told me that it couldn't play the disc. I assume that I need a translator for it. It of course plays on the computer. Any suggestions?

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    Google the make and models of the players and see what format they will play. Just maybe .mp4 is not acceptable.

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    Put it onto a flash drive and plug it into your tv, play it from media a choice on the tv menu.
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    Its not compatible. Its that simple

    You'll need to convert it into a container & codec compatible with your players

    mp4 is just the ~container~ , its could be any one of many different codecs .
    The player has to be compatible with the codec and container originally used to make(compress) that vid
    mp4 isnt the same as MPEG-4

    https://www.borrowlenses.com/blog/video-file-formats/

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    FTW

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    Wrong codec. PCs rule, just cast it from the PC to the TV
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    Convert the video file to MPG, then burn it to disc. There are plenty of free
    converters out there for download. I find Format Factory does a good job
    and is easy to use. Here:-
    http://www.pcfreetime.com/formatfact...hp?language=en

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    You can try to change the .PM4 to the other one which is supported by your recorder/player. Please Google it to know which format is supported by your recorder/player. Thank you

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    CovertXtoDVD is a good video conversion tool and has its own burner.

    http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/

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    Use something like https://sourceforge.net/projects/mediainfo/ to figure out what codecs are in use..., then convert as necessary.

    Most (modern) players should be able to handle at least AVC/H.264 video and AAC, AC3 or MP3 audio - assuming they can play a single file by itself at all. Some might only be able to play standard DVDs etc, in which case you will need a DVD authoring program as others have suggested.

    If the video codec is already AVC, then just use something like AVIDemux to recode the audio to AAC and output to a new MP4 file. This will be fairly quick as only the audio stream will be converted, the video will just be copied.

    If it's something completely different, you'll need to use something like Handbrake to convert both, which may take a while depending on the size of the video, the resolution, and the speed of your computer.


    To be sure of what your players can actually play, check the manual. Modern ones should be able to handle AVC/AAC/AC3 etc. Older ones might not, and may only support MPEG2, DIVX or such.
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