Monday, February 29, 2016

How to Solve "VLC Not Playing MP4" Issue?

Does VLC play MP4 files? Sometimes VLC plays MP4 files but sometimes VLC doesn't. This article offers a solution to play various kinds of MP4 in VLC without hassle.

VLC is an open source multimedia player that works on various platforms. It can play various multimedia files in addition to audio, VCDs, DVDs, CDs and different streaming protocols. VLC can work on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Ubuntu and Android. It is also free of ads and does not track the user's activities and information.

Why VLC Cannot Play MP4?

VLC will not play certain mp4 h264 files. Some h264 files work, others don't. I don't know why. VLC does play MP4 files, but it has strict limitations: VLC Media Player is only compatible with MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4 and H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. However, MP4 is a multimedia container format with many kinds of video and audio codecs. If your MP4 file contains a VLC unsupported audio or video codec, VLC won't play it. 

In this case, we'd better to convert MP4 to VLC more popular video formats. The following article will introduce an ideal MP4 to VLC Converter and a step by step guide on how to successfully solve "VLC not playing MP4" issue with ease.

How to Solve "VLC Not Playing MP4" Issue?

Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version is specially designed for solving the VLC MP4 issue like "Does VLC play MP4? Can VLC play MP4? VLC not playing MP4? VLC won't play MP4? How to smoothly play MP4 in VLC?" etc. With this powerful MP4 to VLC Converter, it becomes easier to play all kinds of MP4 in VLC Media Player and you will never encounter the above problems.

What's more, Pavtube Video Converter also supports converting other VLC incompatible video or audio files like MOV, MKV, WTV, FLV, ASF, MXF, WebM, OGV, 3GP, OPUS, VOC, AIFF, QCP, MPC etc to VLC Media Player supported formats for playback.

Better still, Pavtube Video Converter works as a professional video editor as well. Before play the converted MP4 files in VLC, you can optimize the MP4 files like: combine them into a big one, split them, cut or crop them as your desire, change the audio channel, adjust the audio volume/bitrate/sample rate, add effect/watermark, etc.

How to Solve "VLC Not Playing MP4" Issue?

Free download and install Pavtube Video Converter firstly, and then launch it. Simply follow the step by step guide to solve "VLC won't play MP4" issue.

Step 1 Add MP4 file to the program
Just drag and drop MP4 to the main interface of Pavtube Video Converter and the file will be loaded instantly.

Step 2 Set output format
Click "Profile" drop-down button to choose output format from "Common Video" category. If your source file is HD, please select output format from "HD Video" category.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to VLC
Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MP4 to VLC more supported format to play MP4 in VLC with no trouble.

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Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

iMovie MTS: How to Convert MTS to iMovie

Why an MTS Video File Cannot Be Imported to iMovie?

To answer this question, we have to first understand the VCHD, which is short for Advanced Video, Codec High Definition which was developed by Panasonic and Sony for camcorders. It is basically a form on video compression, which allows larger data created using the HD video recording to be saved in the internal hard disk and expandable memory. 

MTS, short for MPEG -2 Transport Stream is a part of the avchd and is used for multiplexing audio and video. This is not an editable file, but a container file lacking the necessary information needed by iMovie and other editing tools. While you may have luck playing the files using some players, you will not be able to import it into iMovie and other editing software.

How to Import MTS to iMovie on Mac

With the editing program iMovie, you can import a variety of media files including audios, videos, photos and graphics files to it for professional and further editing. These media files may come from a hard disk of your computer, an external storage device connected to your computer, a memory card inserted in your computer’s card slot or a card reader, or an existing hard disk on your home or other computer network.

When following the iMovie instructions you decide to import the MTS video files to the iMovie, you may be told by iMovie that it cannot recognize the MTS file format. Coming across the dilemma of importing MTS video files to iMovie, you should make clear the best compatible format for iMovie first. The basic solution is transcoding MTS to iMovie best video editing codec - Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), which is a high-quality and less processor intensive intermediate codec for using with HD workflows in iMovie

If you are looking for an easy way to convert your MTS to iMovie, following are a few steps to help you achieve your goal with Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review) which is designed to convert MTS to any other popular video or audio format at high fast conversion speed and excellent output quality. No matter you are an expert or novice, you could easily use it for its intuitive interface.

See AlsoiMovie Tips | AVCHD MP4 to iMovie

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Key Features:
  • Three simple clicks to convert MTS videos to Final Cut Pro compatible formats.
  • Aside from FCP, you can directly convert MTS to iMovie, QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker and more video editors supported formats without additional settings.
  • Edit your MTS videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.
  • Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Now you can free download this MTS to iMovie Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) Converter, install and run it, you will see the interface.

The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Mac MTS/M2TS Converter:

Step 1: Add MTS files to the program

Click the “Add File” button to select the MTS videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.

Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, from "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best editing codec by selecting "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov). If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported mts files to one output video.

Step 3. Edit MTS files (Optional)

The “Video Editor” can be reached by clicking the “Edit” button. You can edit your MTS files by using editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark to video file, change video effects, etc.

Step 4: Start the Conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start conversion immediately. Few minutes later, you will get output video in your destination folder.

After converting MTS to iMovie. workable formats you can easily import them to your Final Cut Express for editing. Hope you have a good editing experience.

If you are looking for AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Windows, please click HERE.

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