System Requirements

  • Processor: Pentium Class
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/ Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000 / NT4(SP6)
  • Operating System: Macintosh OS X 10.6 snow leopard, 10.5 leopard, 10.4 tigar, 10.3.9 panther
  • Memory: Minimum 256MB (512 MB recommended)
  • Hard Disk : 50 MB of Free disk space
  • Internet Explorer : Vesion 5 or later

How to Fix “VLC Won't Play MP4 File” Error in Few Clicks


Yesterday, I have downloaded some MP4 videos from YouTube. But when I attempt to play these files in VLC media player then it displays “VLC won't play MP4 files” error on the screen. All other videos are working fine but only downloaded videos are showing error messages. I can't understand how to deal with the situation. Will you please help me to solve the issue? How can I play my important videos. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thank you so much!

What is MP4 File?

MP4 is a popular video format which is used globally by the users. These videos comes in high quality sound and picture quality. However, MP4 videos is universally compatible across different platforms as well as operating system including Windows, Mac, Android etc. But sometimes, it is seen that when user tries to play the MP4 videos on VLC Media Player then it displays an error message i.e. “VLC won't play MP4 video files”. It is quite an annoying situation which nobody wants to face with their videos.

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Why the error message appears on playing the MP4 video files?

There are several reasons which are responsible for not playing of the MP4 video files. Some of the common points are mentioned below:-

  • MP4 video files gets damaged or corrupted.
  • Downloading incomplete video files.
  • Unsupported codec format of video.
  • The file contains lots of audio, video or subtitle streams which makes it difficult for the VLC to decode them.
  • Virus or malware infection in the file.

If you are unable to play the MP4 videos due to codec issue then you are advised to change the video file to other format which is compatible with VLC media player. In order to convert the video, you can make use of Video converter software which is available in the market. But if your MP4 file is damaged or corrupted then firstly, you need to recover the video file.

In order to restore the damaged or corrupted MP4 videos, users are advised to make use of MP4 Recovery Software. It is one of the most popular software which carries ability to get back corrupted, damaged or even permanently deleted video files in just few clicks. You can use the software to recover the videos of different formats also. This tool is compatible with Windows as well as Mac operating system. The best part of the software is that it does not compromise with the video quality and recovers in original format. This tool can be easily used by the non-technical users also due to its simple interface. So, don't make any delay in downloading the trial version of the software.

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