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How do I play and MP4 file?

Postby TJ » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:42 am

I've just downloaded the second season of School Rumble, and the first 10 eps are .mp4 files.

I tried divX, the core media player, windows media player, real player, zoom player, quicktime, and some mp4 video player from this site http://www.download.com/MP4-Video-Playe ... 42009.html

But the best I've gotten is the audio, I just can't get the video to work. :failed:

Now, I did try to find codec for .mp4 files, so I wouldn't have to install a gajillion players, but I didn't find anything.

Any help would really be appreciated!
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Postby mackenzie » Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:17 pm

i use zoom player for everything with the community codec pack and have never had an issue with them.
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Postby OMC » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:17 pm

mp4 is a container format it can be created with various Video Codecs, looks like you got some H.264 encoded,
just try http://www.cccp-project.net/ for the Combined Community Codec Pack, it additionally contains Zoom Player and Core Media Player.
this combination works for nearly everything ;)
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Postby TJ » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:51 pm

I think I'm doing something wrong here........

I installed the Combine Community Codec Pack and used the ZoomPlayer in there to play my files, but it gave me a missing filter/corrupted file error. When iI used the Media Player Classic in there, I get only audio.

Should I have uninstalled my original ZoomPlayer first?

Is it my file then? Should I try downloading my files again? (I never thougt of it from this angle before because theres 6 files and none of them work)
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Postby OMC » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:44 pm

before redownloading check the files by comparing the MD5 or CRC Checksums.

a tool to get the checksum from your files you can get here:
http://rapidcrc.sourceforge.net/

the original checksums you can get at anidb, they have them for nearly every file in the database ^^

another method to check your files is using Mediainfo:
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net
a tool to get info about the used codecs, very helpful ;)
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