Play MP4 on Winamp in Windows 10

How to make Winamp read MP4 metadata?

I want to manage my movie library with Winamp as it is still my most favorite Media Player. I already downloaded all required codecs and everything, so playing movies already works perfectly (all movie formats without problem). I have some movies in MP4 format and I want to have them beautifully tagged in Winamp. But I foumd that Winamp don’t read MP4 metadata, is there any soltuion, some plugin? Anybody ever had mp4 movies tagged in Winamp?

Why Winamp not play MP4 video?

Winamp supports playback of Windows Media Video and Nullsoft Streaming Video. For MPEG Video, AVI, and other unsupported video types, Winamp uses Microsft’s DirectShow API for playback, allowing playback of most of the video formats supported by Windows Media Player. Obviously, Winamp has excluded native playback support for MP4 video. To play MP4 video on Winamp, you will definitely need to perform a format transcoding process.

Convert MP4 for Winamp playback on Windows 10

To get MP4 files played on Winamp, you will need to convert MP4 to Winamp supported playback formats. Here, you can get the job easily done with our powerful MP4 Video Converter for Windows – Pavtube Video Converter, which works perfectly on Windows 10/8/7/XP. The program has full importing support for MP4 video encoded in various different video codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, MVC, etc with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD, etc. Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

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The application can assist you to easily transcode MP4 to Winamp supported Windows Media Video WMV in 2 types:
If you wish to have a fast conversion speed, you can ouput a WMV file with WMV2 (WMV8) codec
If you care much about output file quality, just select the “WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)” file which helps to produce a high quality wmv file with VC-1 codec

To get the best quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step by Step to Convert MP4 for Winamp Playing on Windows 10

Step 1: Load MP4 video into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program.

Load MP4 video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Click the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Winamp supported Windows Media Video under “Common Video” main category.

Output fast conversion speed WMV2(WMV8) file

Output WMV 2(WMV8) file format

Output high quality WMV3(WMV9) file

Output WMV3(WMV9) file

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MP4 to Winamp supported Windows Media Video.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to view converted MP4 files on Winamp.

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