Can’t play some MP4 files on Kodi? Simply follow the article to get the reason and the easiest solution to fix the Kodi MP4 playback issue.
I’m new to Kodi 18. I was able to setup my music with no problems, but when I browsed to the video folder with MP4 files it sees nothing. Why Kodi won’t play MP4 well? Read on, we will share something we know and work out a quick solution for you.
MP4 is the most popular video format that can be supported by many media players although, at the same time, it also cause many troubles. MP4 is a video container which holds different video and audio codec, at the same time, some other vidoe parameters are different too, such as: Video bit rate, video frame, video resolution, audio codec, audio sample rate, and so on. That’s the basic reason why we may meet issues when watch MP4 files on Kodi.
The best way to play MP4 on Kodi is to convert MP4 to other Kodi supported video format. You can achieve the goal by Brorsoft Video Converter. The program has full support MP4 files encoded with the codec of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, MVC, etc. It supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple MP4 video into the application at one time for conversion. In addition, it not only supports MP4 videos, but also handles various common video formats. That means you can convert and play MTS, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV .etc on Kodi as well as other media devices and players Xbox, PS4, WD TV, Apple TV, Roku, Windows Media Player, VLC… For Mac users, please get Video Converter for Mac.
Steps to Convert MP4 to KODI More Friendly Format
1. Load MP4 files > Launch the MP4 converter on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from Folder” to import MP4 files to the program.
2. Choose output format > Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, select to output Kodi best playable video formats by following “Common Video” > “H.264 Video(*.mp4)”.
Tip: Click “Settings” to open “Profile” settings window, in “Audio” section, click “Codec” drop-down list, select Kodi playable AAC codec to output. Plus, video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, etc are also freely to tweak.
3. Start conversion > Go back to the main UI and click “Convert”button to start MP4 to Kodi supported file format conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click Open icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can successfully play converted MP4 files on Kodi with no problem.
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