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WHAT IS MP4

Posted on 03/03/2011 6:40:25 PM PST by mamelukesabre

How is mp4 different from mp3 and what do I gotta do to my windows media player to make it play mp4?


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This is driving me nuts.
1 posted on 03/03/2011 6:40:30 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

No idea, but I’d love to have an MP5. ;)


2 posted on 03/03/2011 6:42:37 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: mamelukesabre

MP4 is movies. MP3 is audio.


3 posted on 03/03/2011 6:43:07 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: mamelukesabre
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4 posted on 03/03/2011 6:43:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mamelukesabre

I think it makes your chair vibrate.


5 posted on 03/03/2011 6:44:20 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: mamelukesabre

mp4 is apple quicktime media, you can download a codec pack to work on windows media player or download quicktime. search mp4 codecs for windows media player


6 posted on 03/03/2011 6:44:46 PM PST by txroadkill (My tagline disagreed with me and then fled the state)
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To: mamelukesabre

Windows media doesn’t play Mp4, download Real player or itunes and they will not only play them but you can convert to Mp3.


7 posted on 03/03/2011 6:45:03 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: mamelukesabre

Download VLC instead. Plays everything with built-in codecs. BUT if you still want to stick with WMP, download CCCP or K-LITE codec pack, open and make sure you you turn the WMP as your default player so K LITE will recognize it quickly.

Simply, MP4 is a file format such as AVI which is a multi-container format. MP4 is also my favorite format: de-facto container for H264 hi-definition H264 file format which is also used in Blu ray.

(what do I know..I work in Hollywood)


8 posted on 03/03/2011 6:45:47 PM PST by max americana
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To: mamelukesabre

You’re going to have to convert them to play them on the Windows Media Player. They’ll play with Quicktime. I convert them to wmv. with the YouTube downloader application.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 6:45:47 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Search for and download the VLC media player, and you’re good to go. Also plays videos that your Windows Media Player can’t play.


10 posted on 03/03/2011 6:46:22 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: mamelukesabre
MP3 = Music

MP4 = Video

Media player can play MP4 files, all you need to do is down load the proper codecs.

go here: Media Player COdecs
11 posted on 03/03/2011 6:46:32 PM PST by BornToBeAmerican (Give me a hand up, not a hand out)
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To: mamelukesabre

Just download the free VLC player which is far superior to media player.


12 posted on 03/03/2011 6:46:39 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: japaneseghost

http://www.vlcmediaplayer.net/


13 posted on 03/03/2011 6:47:47 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: Perdogg

>>Windows media doesn’t play Mp4, download Real player or itunes and they will not only play them but you can convert to Mp3.<<

Actually, I am SURE WMP plays MP4. I was able to tweak my WMP 8 to play MP4 by just going to the TOOLS option in WMP. I have the MP4 version of INCEPTION in 720P resolution that I play on WMP 7. WMP 9 is a different matter though.


14 posted on 03/03/2011 6:48:38 PM PST by max americana
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To: mamelukesabre

The easiest way to get Windows to play MP4 is to switch to Quicktime.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 6:49:19 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: mamelukesabre
K-Lite Codec Pack Full 7.0.0 <----Download and install that.. it comes with Media player classic and the codecs required..
16 posted on 03/03/2011 6:51:53 PM PST by BobSimons
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To: mamelukesabre

Audio versus video.


17 posted on 03/03/2011 6:53:01 PM PST by mnehring
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To: japaneseghost
Download for that link did not work....

this the same thing?

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

18 posted on 03/03/2011 6:54:01 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Mp4 is an AVI codec for video the DIVX player will play them or you can download codec pack for Windows

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Essentials-Media-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10662709.html

The media player should work after installing this.


19 posted on 03/03/2011 6:55:08 PM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Yes, try it. You’ll like it. Quicktime sucks.


20 posted on 03/03/2011 6:57:15 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: japaneseghost

I volunteer for an anime fansub and everyone knows/uses VLC, hands-down. Prefer MP4 for our subs because it is the de-facto technical format for MP4 used in network broadcasts. If the Freeper asked what MKV is, we’ll be on this thread for another day LOL


21 posted on 03/03/2011 7:00:31 PM PST by max americana
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To: Perdogg

Real Player loads your computer with so many snoop tricks that it grinds to a halt.


22 posted on 03/03/2011 7:04:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Madman Poilitician with 4 Trillion dollars.


23 posted on 03/03/2011 7:05:31 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: max americana

Hey Max, what’s MKV?

LOL!


24 posted on 03/03/2011 7:17:06 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: max americana

Oh, yeah - and more importantly, is it supported by LRF?


25 posted on 03/03/2011 7:18:49 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: mamelukesabre
MP4 is actually a container file format. The mp4 file typically contains other files (or "streams") for video and audio. It may also contain subtitle information etc. There are just a couple of common formats for the video and audio streams inside an mp4, but in theory you could use just about any format you want in what's called a private stream inside the file. Of course, that's not much good/help if you can't find player software to decode it, so it is best to stick with the usual/standard formats for video/audio within the mp4.

That's the long-winded techie version. The short version is it is a digital movie with sound.

26 posted on 03/03/2011 7:44:14 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Perdogg
download Real player

YIKES!!! You can't be serious ... that 100% SpyWare and Take-Over-Your-Computer software is the bane of the computer world. It's a wonder they're still in business and pushing that POS still.

Every link to Real and/or RealNetworks has been BLOCKED/BANNED on every computer that I have .. I make a point of it whenever setting up a new machine.

There are other, safer ways of getting an MP4 to play, mainly by downloading and installing codecs (often free) for Windows Player ... as several have mentioned here already.

Avoid 'Real' like the miserable plague that it is!

/OK .. rant off :)

27 posted on 03/03/2011 7:47:02 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: max americana

VLC rocks. It really can play just about everything.


28 posted on 03/03/2011 7:54:57 PM PST by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yup. Love it, without downloading the known codec packs such as K LITE or CCCP. I also have WMP and Media Player Classic. The 1 advantage of Media Player Classic above the rest of them is it’s the 1 which can make a screenshot of multiple scenes in the entire movie file. It matters in my line of work.


29 posted on 03/03/2011 8:04:12 PM PST by max americana
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To: cripplecreek

Ah, a fellow oldster huh Cripp?! Hell, I don’t even know what an MP anything is!!!.....But do I remember those knobs.. and Hi-Fi!!!! Reel to reel was neat also...


30 posted on 03/03/2011 8:04:39 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: mamelukesabre

The short answer: mp3 is audio and can be played on numerous players and your pc. Mp4 is video with audio for movies, and can be played on players such as ipod that have video capabilities, or on your computer with itunes or quicktime software.


31 posted on 03/03/2011 8:16:17 PM PST by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: cripplecreek
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32 posted on 03/03/2011 8:33:01 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: mamelukesabre

I am a computer hardware engineer, though this is not my area, I admit. Be that as it may, as I understand, MP4 requires iPad2, USB 3.0 and Windows 8 to run.


33 posted on 03/03/2011 8:36:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Windows 8)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
YIKES!!! You can't be serious ... that 100% SpyWare and Take-Over-Your-Computer software is the bane of the computer world. It's a wonder they're still in business and pushing that POS still.

What you said. I hate REAL. I don't like Quicktime, either. Too hard to control. My PC is mine. I'll decide when something loads into memory, either at startup or whenever. I am kinda' hooked on WMP internet radio, though . . . .

BTW, Piriform's Ccleaner is a great tool for removing things from MSCONFIG, not just disabling. Why can't MS allow you to remove unwanted items from the startup? And it loads it's uninstall list about 10 times faster than MS Control Panel. Good for clearing out unwanted cookies and removing leftover registry items when installing a new video driver. And it's free.

34 posted on 03/03/2011 8:39:32 PM PST by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL

there’s no windows 8 yet. We’re still on 7. 8 comes out later this year. But that’s not even the funny part, revolting! The funny part is the other day you told me you were in the sitcom/TV industry.


35 posted on 03/03/2011 9:31:02 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
what do I gotta do to my windows media player to make it play mp4?

1. Are you logged in?

2. Get in the shower

3. ?????

4. PROFIT!!!!

36 posted on 03/04/2011 4:32:31 AM PST by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: jeffc
My PC is mine. I'll decide when something loads into memory, either at startup or whenever.

Dittos.

For stopping Real (and other persistent pests), I use Startup Inspector (free) and ZoneLabs Security Suite (not so free)... Real is gonna try to download and install itself automatically sometimes thru some backdoor. ZoneLabs might not be able to prevent that install, so if it does do an install then Startup Inspector will prevent it from running, while Zone is set up to stop any and all I/O from RealNetworks and it's many variant URL's.

I've worked out a series of tweaks to both of these programs and when used in tandem have been *real* free from it's nonsense for several years now .... it's still sitting there as an installation, but if I happen to land on some pathetic website which still features embedded Real video it ain't going nowhere .. and I feel sorry for any website still using it, they just lost my online 'eyeballs' forever

37 posted on 03/04/2011 4:43:34 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I went to startup inspector for windows and read about it. it says its for these operating systems: Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/NT

That’s no good for me. I’ve got vista.


38 posted on 03/04/2011 8:06:24 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
That’s no good for me. I’ve got vista

Well, my sympathies that you have Vista (/shrugs) .. but otherwise Startup Inspector works great on XP and might even work on Vista too, all ya can do is try and if it doesn't work then just delete it.

I have a newer 64bit machine running Windows-7 but haven't tried to install Startup Inspector on it because there is no need to, as I use this machine for video production/editing exclusively and it only rarely gets access to the Internet, so no need to protect against the dreaded REAL

39 posted on 03/04/2011 11:49:53 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: HP8753

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40 posted on 03/04/2011 11:54:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Damn, I have 7 but work makes me keep 32 because of the old DLL’s. (BTW 7 is good)


41 posted on 03/04/2011 11:55:24 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

MP3 = Music

MP4 = Video

So, I wonder why iTunes is M4a?


42 posted on 03/04/2011 11:56:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: HP8753

There is something wrong with the arrangements backstage, like this miniature bread for instance .. I been working with this for about an hour and can’t figure how it works .. everything has to be folded and then it’s THIS(!) .....


43 posted on 03/04/2011 11:57:02 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: japaneseghost
vlc player works great
44 posted on 03/19/2011 9:19:13 PM PDT by markbar
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