The easiest ways to play MP4 files

MP4 is a popular video format that is widely supported by many devices and applications.

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Here are several easy ways to play MP4 files:

Use a media player application such as VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

These applications can be downloaded for free, from Media Players section and are available for most operating systems.


In order to play an MP4 video using VLC, simply launch the application and then drag and drop the video file into the player window. 

The video should start playing automatically.

If you are using QuickTime, you can click on the "File" menu and then select "Open File" to open the MP4 video. 

Once the video is open, you can use the player controls to play, pause, or adjust the volume of the video.

Another option is to use a web-based video player such as YouTube or Vimeo. These platforms allow you to upload and share your MP4 files with others, and they provide a built-in video player for playback.

If you have an MP4 file on your computer, you can also play it directly in your web browser by dragging the file into the browser window. Most modern web browsers (Chrome, for example) have built-in support for playing MP4 files, so this should work without the need to install any additional software.

However, if you are having trouble playing MP4 files in Chrome (or other browser), it may be because you do not have the appropriate codec installed on your computer.

In this case, you can try installing a codec pack, which is a collection of codecs that can be used to play a wide range of multimedia files, or just a filter/splitter - we have one listed and called... yes, you've guessed it right: MP4 Splitter.


Once you have installed a codec pack or filter/splitter, you should be able to play your MP4 files in Chrome without any issues.

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