Video Pedia http://www.video-pedia.com Bring simple to your life. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:59:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.14 Play AC3 with VLC on iOS Devices http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/16/play-ac3-with-vlc-on-ios/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/16/play-ac3-with-vlc-on-ios/#comments Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:53:59 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8652 Continue Reading →]]> As the top free apps in Apple App Store, the VLC media player has expanded the traditional playback support for more video and audio file formats than the built-in video player app in iPhone and iPad. However, when VLC is back to the App Store in February 2015, the support for AC3 audio codec was removed since the version of 2.4.1. A lot of people find that the DVD Ripped MKV file with AC3 audio plays with no sound in VLC. The good news is that according to the release notes in the app store, the VLC version 2.7.7 for iOS devices comes with AC-3 and E-AC-3 support for iOS 9.3 and newer devices. Even under this important update, there are still some people complain that they fail to play AC3 with iOS devices 9.3.1.

“On my brand new iPad Pro 9.7 (iOS 9.3.1) AC3 works fine. But on my iPad 4 (with iOS 9.3.1) there is no AC3 sound. The same problem is with my iPhone 4S (iOS 9.3.1). In both cases, sometimes there is simply no sound. Sometimes the error message “Codec not supported: VLC could not decode the format “a52″ (A52 Audio (aka AC3))” appears.”

Why AC3 not play on iOS 9.3.1 or newer devices?

The fact is that the Dolby developer doesn’t enable AC3 audio format support on all iOS 9.3.1 or newer devices. Here is AC3 supported iOS devices:

Platform

Dolby Digital (ac3)

iPhone 7 Series

iPhone 6 Series

iPhone SE

iPhone 5s and newer

iPhone 5c and older

×

iPad Pro Series

iPad Air Series

iPad mini 2/3/4

Original iPad Series

×

iPod touch 6th Gen

Fix AC3 not playing on iPhone/iPad

From above tablet, we can see that you you will fail to play some iOS devices such as iPhone 5c and older, original iPad Series even if you’ve update your iPhone or iPad to 9.3.1. To get AC3 played on all iOS devices, it would be much ideal for you to transcode AC3 to VLC for iOS native compatible AAC or MP3 audio format.

Here, you can easily fix the audio incompatible issue by downloading Pavtube Video Converter. The program can assist you to easily transcode AC3 audio codec in different container file formats such as AVI, MKV, MP4, MXF, etc to iOS devices installed VLC media player compatible AAC or MP3 audio format.

Related article: Convert DTS to AC3 | Convert MKV FLAC to AC3 5.1

The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time. To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

For Mac users, please go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode AC3 for iOS Devices VLC Media Player Viewing

Step 1: Add video files with AC3 audio codec into the application.

Run the program on your computer click “File” to load video source with AC3 audio codec.

Add video files with AC3 audio codec

Step 2: Pick output file format.

Click the “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of VLC for iOS devices playable video format such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output VLC iOS devices playable file formats

Step 3: Define output audio codec.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in audio section, from “Codec” drop-down list, choose VLC for iOS devices native playable AAC or MP3 audio codec. You can also tweak other settings according to your own needs.

Output VLC for iOS devices playable audio codec

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Go back to the main UI and click “Convert”button to start AC3 to VLC for iOS compatible AAC or MP3 codec conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” on the main interface to pop out the folder with your converted files, you will then have no problem to play AC3 codec on any iOS devices with VLC media player.

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Play Tivo Recordings on WD TV http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/12/play-tivo-on-wd-tv/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/12/play-tivo-on-wd-tv/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:51:58 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8648 Continue Reading →]]> You’ve recorded some TV programmers on your Tivo DVR, after transferring the Tivo recordings to your computer with Tivo Desktop. You may come the idea to stream and play the Tivo files on your WD TV Live media player. The bad news is that the WD TV lacks the ability to play the Tivo files. The main reason is that Tivo files are proprietary format which are decrypted by the Tivo company. To get them played on WD TV, you will first need to remove that copy protection and also convert the Tivo files to WD TV playable digital file formats.

How to remove Tivo recordings copy protection?

Solution 1: Download free Perl program – KMTTG

KMTTG is a Perl program that works on either Windows or Linux and requires some light command line work.With KMTTG, you can decrypt Tivo files to a less proprietary file format like .AVI. As the process of bypassing copy protection with KMTTG is very complicated, we will not elaborate here. For tech-savvy, you can have a reference at the detailed guide introduced in the following article:
https://lifehacker.com/5048824/decrypt-and-remove-commercials-from-tivo-recordings-in-one-step

Solution 2: Simple solution to get off Tivo copy protection

For those people who are looking for an easy way to get the job done with just few clicks, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. What you need to do is finding your Tivo MAK (Media Access Key) by going to Messages & Settings > Account & System Information > Media Access Key on your Tivo. Then initiate our application on your computer, click the “Options” button on the main interface, in the opened window, navigate and click “Tivo”, copy and paste the Media Access Key for the protected Tivo files in the frame, hit the “OK” button, then you will get a non protected Tivo files.

Related article: Play MKV on WD TV Live | Play AVI on WD TV | Play MP4 on WD TV 

Convert Tivo for WD TV Playback

After you’ve removed the copy protection from Tivo recording files, you can then go to the next step: transcoding Tivo to WD TV playable file formats. The Tivo recording files are stored using MPEG-2 compression codec, which is not included in WD TV supported file formats. Here, you can still use our best Tivo Video Converter listed above to perform the format conversion process. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple Tivo files into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time. The program can assist you to convert Tivo MPEG-2 files to WD TV most favorable H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec.

Tips: The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, so that you can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as your computer runs on Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Convert Tivo Recordings for WD TV Playback

Step 1: Enter Media Access Key.

Start the program on your computer, hit the”http://www.multipelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/options-button.jpg”button on the top main interface, in the pop out window, enter the Media Access Key for the Tivo files, then press the “OK” button.

Enter Tivo Media Access Key

Step 2: Import Tivo files.

After entering the Media Access Key, you can successfully import Tivo files by clicking “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from Folder” to the program.

Load Tivo files

Step 3: Output WD TV supported video format.

From “Format” drop-down list, select “HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” as the proper video file format to play on WD TV media player.

Output WD TV playable file format

Step 4: Adjust output video and audio codec.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile” settings window, under “Video” section, click “Codec” drop-down list, select WD TV favorable H.264 video codec, from “Audio codec” drop-down options, select AAC codec for WD TV Live.

Output WD TV compatible video/audio codec

Step 5: Start the final conversion process.

Go back to the main UI and click “Convert”button to start Tivo to WD TV Live supported format conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” on the main interface to pop out the folder with your converted files, you will then have no problem to play Tivo files on WD TV media player.

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Stream and Play 4K Video on WD TV http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/09/stream-play-4k-video-on-wd-tv/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/09/stream-play-4k-video-on-wd-tv/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:24:55 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8645 Continue Reading →]]> Have downloaded some 4K movies from popular online streaming sites or shot some 4K footage with your 4K device recorders and wish to stream the 4K movies or videos to your 4K TV via WD TV? The following article will show you how to get 4K video played on WD TV.

Can WD TV play 4K video?

From WD TV’s user manual page, we can see that although WD TV can playback various file formats, however, the maximum file resolution for WD TV is limited to 1980×1020. Therefore, before WD TV develops a UHD/4K media player, the best way to watch 4K video on WD TV is to compress 4K to 1080p.

Downscale 4K to 1080p for WD TV playing

To reduce 4K to 1080p, you need a 4K Video Converter. Based on the feedback of dozens of users, we highly recommend you our award-winner 4K Video Compressor – Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has enhanced media compatibility with virtually any 4K files with the container formats of AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, TS, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, etc and the compression codec of H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. You can efficiently compress 4K video to 1080p or 720p in various HD files with the formats of H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, H.265 HD, MPEG-4 HD MP4, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-TS HD, MKV HD, WMV HD, Divx HD, AVI HD, BDAV HD, etc. Here, to play the reduced HD video on WD TV, we highly recommend you to choose H.264 HD file formats.

Related article: Play AVI on WD TV | Play MP4 on WD TV | Play MKV on WD TV

The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple 4K video into the application for compression at one time. In addition, you can also tweak other profile settings including video codec, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels to get best output video and audio quality that you desire.

For Mac users, you can download the Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Compress 4K to 1080p for WD TV Streaming and Playing

Step 1: Load 4K 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 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video into the application

Step 2: Output WD TV supported HD file formats.

From “Format” drop-down list, select WD TV playable HD file formats “HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” as the output file format for playing on WD TV HD, WD TV Live and WD TV Mini.

Output WD TV supported HD file formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, adjust the output file resolution as “1980*1020″; or “1080*720″; from the “Size(pix)”; drop-down option.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Start the final format compression process.

Clicking the Convert button in the right-bottom on main interface to start 4K to WD TV conversion and compressing process, a conversion window will pop out with the detailed conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click the “Open output folder” icon to pop output the directory with the converted files. Then you can stream or play converted files on WD TV media player via either home network or external hard drives.

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Best GoPro Studio Alternatives http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/05/best-gopro-studio-alternatives/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/05/best-gopro-studio-alternatives/#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:54 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8633 Continue Reading →]]> As a simple and free video editing software, GoPro Studio is a good program for the start to edit videos shot with your GoPro camera. You can use the program to easily combine footage, add music, create a timelapse video and render a decent final product. But for those people who wish to edit your videos faster and more conveniently, GoPro Studio won’t be a good choice for you. The good news is that there are many GoPro Studio alternatives, the following article has picked 3 best options for you.

Best GoPro Studio Alternatives

Top 1: Pavtube Video Converter

Why we ranked Pavtube Video Converter as the best GoPro Studio alternative is that this price affordable (only cost you $35) application offers the same simple and rich editing functions just as GoPro Studio. However, compare with GoPro Studio, it has more format input or output options. Just have a glance at what great editing work you can complete with this best GoPro Studio alternative.
– Rearrange video clip order to merge separate video clip into one file
Split large video into smaller clips by file size, count or length
– Flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clock-wise or counter clock-wise to get the right display angel
Trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts
– Crop video to remove black bars or unwanted size area
– Add video/image/transparent text watermark to video
– Apply special rendering effects such as Gray, Flip Color, Aged Film, etc
– Change video picture effect such as brightness, contrast and saturation
Deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form
– Remove/replace audio in video
- Add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle to video

To assist you to better play, edit and share the camera video, the program also allows you to convert the editing video to any of your desired digital file formats or devices and applications preset profile formats. The advanced profile tweaking settings also assist you to get better output video and audio quality.

The program is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, in addition, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite an Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Top 2: Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro CC is a powerful, customizable, nonlinear video editor that lets you edit your way. Import and combine virtually any type of media, from video shot on a phone to raw 5K and higher resolution footage, and then edit it in its native format without wasting time transcoding. The app offers a sleek, highly intuitive user interface, a customizable timeline, numerous editing shortcuts, and robust media management options. And because real-time performance is critical for rich, complex sequences, Premiere Pro CC delivers the fastest solution in the industry. The Adobe Mercury Playback Engine supports the vast majority of formats, and you can use multiple GPU cards to accelerate render and export times.

Top 3: Final Cut Pro X

This is another powerful tool which is compatible ONLY with Apple. There are various effects available to use. Filters, transitions, videos enhancements tools, color adjustments and interesting text designs are available with Final Cut Pro X. This is a good software tool for a professional video editor. Need some time to get familiar with the interface as the interface is little bit complex because of the features. Fully featured version is available for a rate of $299, which is hardly affordable for a beginner level video editor.

Conclusion:

There are still other good GoPro Studio alternative options on the market. However, here, we still rank Pavtube Video Converter as the best GoPro Studio alternatives. For the first reason, the program is cross-platform compatible so that both Windows and Mac users can download and use it. In addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new Windows and Mac OS. For the second reason, it is very simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. For the third reason, it offers a lot of beneficial and useful editing functions for you. For the last reason, the price is so affordable when compared with some professional video editing software on the market.

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Play 4K Video on PS4 Pro http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/02/play-4k-video-on-ps4-pro/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/10/02/play-4k-video-on-ps4-pro/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:16:25 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8624 Continue Reading →]]> This year, one of the most exciting news for PS4 Pro owners is that Sony’s update for PS4 Pro media player with the ability to playback 4K video from external storage device or home server. Have a lot of personal 4K video shot with your camera or smartphone or downloaded from online 4K streaming sites and wish to load them all to PS4 Pro? Don’t be happy to early. The bad news is that the supported 4K content by PS4 Pro media player are limited to MP4 container format that are encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. It also means that you can’t play 4K video on PS4 Pro with other popular container file formats such as MKV, MOV or compression codec like H.265, Prores, etc. The following article will show you how to get any 4K video viewed on PS4 Pro from USB or home server.

Convert unsupported 4K video for PS4 Pro viewing

It’s very likely that the 4K video you try to enjoy on PS4 Pro will be other unsupported container file formats such as AVI/WMV/MOV/TS/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S or incompatible compression codec such as H.265, Prores. To fix all those container formats or codec incompatible issue, the most direct way is to perform a conversion process. Here, you can get the job easily done with our simple to use yet powerful 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. It has full support for all the 4K container file formats and compression codec listed above. Besides that, the batch conversion mode also assists you to load multiple unsupported 4K video for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

Related article: PS4 Pro Support for H.265 | Play AVI on PS4 | PS4 Supported Video Format

With just few clicks, you can easily rewrap and transcode unsupported 4K to PS4 Pro media player readable 4K H.264 MP4 files with fast conversion speed and remarkable file quality. The program supports hard-ware acceleration encoding, you can get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

The program is available on both Windows and Mac platform, for Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Essential tips to play 4K video on PS4 Pro from USB or home server

- You’ll need a 4K compatible TV to watch the video in 4K
– USB storage that’s already been formatted as extended storage for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps – it can’t be used to save and play the videos.

Step by Step to Convert 4K Video for PS4 Pro Playing

Step 1: Load 4K video into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from folder” button to import unsupported 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video into the application

Step 2: Output PS4 Pro supported 4K file formats.

Click “Format”, from its drop-down option, choose PS4 supported MP4 video codec from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” to output.

Output PS4 Pro supported 4K file formats

Tips: You can adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to get the best playback settings for PS4 Pro in the program’s “Profile Settings” window.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from 4K video to PS4 Pro supported file formats conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” to pop out the folder with converted files, then you can easily transfer and play converted files on PS4 Pro via an external USB drive.

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AVI Not Played on WD TV HD/Mini/Live Media Player http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/28/play-avi-on-wd-tv/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/28/play-avi-on-wd-tv/#comments Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:56:21 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8643 Continue Reading →]]> WD TV Not Play AVI files?

For WD TV users, they often encounter that they fail to play AVI files on WD TV HD, WD TV Mini Media Player or WD TV Live Media Player:

“My WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2) doesn’t play some of the avi movies. I got the message that is unable to play that video and to check the supported formats. It plays other avi’s with no problem at all, but I’m not able to find the difference between the ones that work and the ones that doesn’t (using mediainfo).”

“I purchased WD TV HD Live a week ago and I wasn’t able to play any AVI file transferred from a DV (via firewire). My media player is connected to a wireless network (USB adaptor) and has the latest 1.01.17 firmware update (after purchase it uploaded the previous firmware, I believe 1.01.11).”

“I am experiencing a problem when playing avi files (movies) using my WD TV Mini Media Player. I have two avi files (movies) that restart themselves at a set point each time and won’t run all the way through to the final credits. I can play these same movies on my laptop using VLC media player without any problem and they play all the way through to the credits. I have other avi files (movies) that play all the way through using my WD TV Mini Media Player.”

Why fail to play AVI files on WD TV Media Player?

From WD TV supported file formats, we can see that although WD TV HD Media Player, WD TV Live Media Player and WD TV Mini Media Player has included native playback support for AVI files, however, only AVI files encoded with the following codec can be played on those devices.
– WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 1): AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC)
– WD TV Live Streaming Media Player, WD TV Live Hub Media Center, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, WD TV Live (WDBAAx0000NBK) HD Media Player, and WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2): AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC)
– WD TV Mini Media Player: AVI (Xvid, MPEG1/2/4)

From above lists, we can see that you will fail to play DV AVI or Divx AVI files on WD TV HD, WD TV Mini and WD TV Live media player. In addition, only AVI files encoded with Xvid codec are supported by WD TV HD/WD TV Mini/WD TV Live media player.

Transcode unsupported AVI for WD TV HD/Mini/Live media player

To get all AVI files played on WD TV HD/Mini/Live media player, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best AVI to WD TV Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD AVI files encoded with the compression codec of Divx, Xvid, DV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple AVI files into the application at one time for conversion. With the program, you can efficiently produce WD TV HD/Mini/Live media player compatible Xvid AVI format with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.

Related article: Play MP4 on WD TV | Play MKV on WD TV Live | Ingest H.265 to WD TV Live

Adjust output profile parameters

To get better output video and audio file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to make them adapt with WD TV.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Convert Unsupported AVI to WD TV HD/Mini/Live Media Player

Step 1: Imort unsupported AVI files to the program.

Launch the application on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from Folder” to import AVI files to the program.

Load unsupported AVI files

Step 2: Output WD TV Media Player supported formats.

From “Format” drop-down list, select WD TV HD/Mini/Live Media Player supported “Xvid AVI – Audio Video Interleaved(Xvid)(*.avi)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output WD TV supported playback format

Tips: Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, you can flexibly adjust output 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 final conversion process.

Clicking the Convert button in the right-bottom on main interface to start AVI to WD TV HD/Mini/Live media player supported Xvid AVI format conversion process, a conversion window will pop out with the detailed conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to pop out the directory with the converted files. Then you can stream or play converted files on WD TV media player via either home network or external hard drives.

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Play MP4 on WD TV http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/25/play-mp4-on-wd-tv/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/25/play-mp4-on-wd-tv/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:56:13 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8638 Continue Reading →]]> As a consumer device produced by Western Digital, the WD TV allows you to access your personal digital content stored on your computer by plugging an Ethernet cable into your home network or use one of the USB ports. The WD TV has perfect support for various media types, however, a lot of people complain that they fail to fail to play the common MP4 files on WD TV just as the condition listed below:

“Just upgraded my WD TV to 2.02.32 and found that many of my mp4 movies wouldn’t play anymore!!! Don’t know what makes these files different from the ones playing but about 40% of mp4 no longer worked! Tried, rebooting, factory reset etc with no success! Also tried re-installing from USB but the result is the same!”

Why fail to play certain MP4 files on WD TV?

From WD TV supported file formats, we can see that although WD TV has included native playback support for MP4 files. However, for WD TV HD Media Player, only MP4 files encoded with MPEG-4 and H.264 codec are supported, as for WD TV Mini Media Player, only MP4 files encoded with MPEG-4 codec are supported. However, it is well known that MP4 is a multiple container file format, which can also be compressed with other video codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV/VC-1, H.265, MVC, etc that are not supported by WD TV.

Related article: Play MKV on WD TV Live | Ingest H.265 to WD TV | Play RMVB on WD TV 

Convert unsupported MP4 for WD TV

To get all MP4 files played on WD TV, what you need to do is to perform a format or codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily done with our powerful MP4 Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD MP4 files encoded with various different compression codec including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264, H.265, WMV/VC-1, MVC, etc. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple MP4 files into the application for conversion at one time.

Our application is pretty simple to use, with just few clicks, you can efficiently produce WD TV playable MPEG-4 MP4 or H.264 MP4 file formats with super fast conversion speed and excellent output file quality. The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run you computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

Adjust output profile parameters

To get better output video and audio file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to make them adapt with WD TV.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Convert Unsupported MP4 for WD TV Playing

Step 1: Imort unsupported MP4 files to the program.

Launch the application on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from Folder” to import MP4 files to the program.

Import MP4 files

Step 2: Output WD TV Media Player supported formats.

From “Format” drop-down list, select “HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” as the output file format for playing on WD TV HD.

Output WD TV HD supported MP4 file formats

As for WD TV Mini, it would be ideal for you to choose “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output WD TV Mini supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, you can flexibly adjust output 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.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

Clicking the Convert button in the right-bottom on main interface to start MP4 to WD TV conversion process, a conversion window will pop out with the detailed conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to pop out the directory with the converted files. Then you can stream or play converted files on WD TV media player via either home network or external hard drives.

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Fix MP4 No Sound Issue http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/21/fix-mp4-no-sound-issue/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/21/fix-mp4-no-sound-issue/#comments Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:40:35 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8635 Continue Reading →]]> MP4 no sound problems is quite common when people try to play the MP4 video on computer or mobile video players with Windows Media Player, QuickTime, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc. Following are three MP4 no audio issues that people have reported in Microsoft forum:

” I need help please I downloaded a hi def video of about 30 minutes long and when I play it in windows media player i am not getting any sound at all. Please help. Thanks.”

“mp4 files from my camera and phone will not play sound. other “downloaded” mp4 files do have sound. What am I missing?”

“I just moved video files from my Samsung Note 3 phone to my laptop which is running Windows 10. the video plays but there is no sound. Is there a way to fix this? The files were deleted from my phone as it was running out of space. ”

Top 3 causes of MP4 with no sound

There are various reasons that can cause MP4 no sound problems. Some cases can be extremely rare in practice and you shouldn’t be trying to fix them yourself anyway. In this article, we will mainly talk about the top 3 causes which can be easily fixed by your own.

Cause 1: Corrupted MP4 file

If the MP4 files become corrupted or damaged, you may be disappointed to find that even the powerful Windows Media Player and the all-inclusive VLC player sometimes can’t play the files. The good news is that you can recover them with some professional media recovery programs such as Jihosoft MP4 video repair tool.

Cause 2: Corrupted media player installation

If you are having problems with media playback on your computer when using Windows Media Player, VCL, QuickTime, Media Player Classic, etc, you can simply uninstall it and try to install the right one.

Cause 3: Faulty codecs

If your MP4 file is not corrupted and your Media Player are also properly installed, then the MP4 no audio issue can be caused due to the unmatched codec. As a multimedia container format, the MP4 file can be encoded with various different audio codec such as MP3, WMA, AAC, AC3, DTS, LPCM, ALAC, DTS-HD. However, the audio codec supported by desktop and mobile device media player application will be limited to just few ones. If the MP4 are using a codec that’s not supported by your media player app, you will definitely miss the sound.

Solution Fix MP4 no sound issue due to unmatched audio codec

If the MP4 no audio issue is caused due to unsupported audio codec, what you need to do is perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best MP4 Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD MP4 files encoded with different video compression codec like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, MVC and audio codec like MP3, WMA, AAC, AC3, DTS, LPCM, ALAC, DTS-HD. You can easily produce any of your favorite media player app compatible video and audio codec with best quality and super fast conversion speed.

The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can batch import multiple MP4 files into the application for conversion at one time. For advanced users, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output quality.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Solve MP4 No Sound Issue with Ease

Step 1: Load MP4 files with no audio into the program.

Download the free trial version of the program, install and lauch it on your computer, on the main interface, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load MP4 files into the program.

Load MP4 files with no audio

Step 2: Choose output video format.

From “Format” drop-down bar list, select one of your media player app supported file formats such as “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs.

Output media player supported video formats

Step 3: Adjust output audio codec.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, choose the output audio codec as “aac” which can be played with no problem with all media player apps.

Adjust output audio codec

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, hit “run” button to begin the conversion from MP4 to media player compatible video and audio codec conversion process. When the conversion is done, you will have no MP4 audio playback issues any more.

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Insert MP4 to PowerPoint Present http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/18/insert-mp4-to-powerpoint/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/18/insert-mp4-to-powerpoint/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:39:43 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8629 Continue Reading →]]> Want to spruce up your PowerPoint Presentation by including videos. The condition is that you have a MP4 video on your computer, you wish to embed it into your PowerPoint Presentation but just receiver an error message. The following article will show you how to successfully insert any MP4 video into PowerPoint Presentation with ease.

PowerPoint supported video and audio formats

To get MP4 video embedded to PowerPoint, you should first be clear of what digital file formats can be inserted to PowerPoint. After searching on line, we get the following tables for PowerPoint supported video and audio formats:

Supported video file formats

File Format

Extension

Windows Video file (some .avi files may require additional codecs)

.asf

Windows Video file (some .avi files may require additional codecs)

.avi

MP4 Video file*

.mp4, .m4v, .mov

Movie file

.mpg or .mpeg

Adobe Flash Media**

.swf

Windows Media Video file

.wmv

Supported audio file formats

File format

Extension

AIFF Audio file

.aiff

AU Audio file

.au

MIDI file

.mid or .midi

MP3 Audio file

.mp3

Advanced Audio Coding – MPEG-4 Audio file*

.m4a, .mp4

Windows Audio file

.wav

Windows Media Audio file

.wma

Tips:

Video: In PowerPoint 2013 and later, for the best video playback experience, we recommend that you use .mp4 files encoded with H.264 video (a.k.a. MPEG-4 AVC) and AAC audio. In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wmv files.

Audio: We recommend using .m4a files encoded with AAC audio. In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wav or .wma files.

Convert unsupported MP4 for PowerPoint 2016/2010/2003

From above table, we can see that to add MP4 to PowerPoint 2016/2013, the MP4 files should be encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. While to insert MP4 to PowerPoint 2010/2007, you should convert MP4 to WMV format with .wav or .wma audio codec.

If you wish to find one stop solution to fix all PowerPoint MP4 inserting issue, you can download Pavtube Video Converter, which has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD MP4 files encoded with various different compression codec such as H.264, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, MVC, etc. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple MP4 files into the application for conversion at one time. With the program, you can not only convert unsupported MP4 to PowerPoint 2016/2010 most favorable H.264 MP4 files with AAC audio codec, but also transcode MP4 to PowerPoint 2010/2007 supported WMV files with .wav or .wma audio codec.
Apart from convert MP4 to PowerPoint, you can also use the program to complete some simple video editing work. If your video is too long, you can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from the video to shorten the video length, if there are black bars around your video frame, you can use the crop function to remove that off, you can also protect your video by adding transparent text watermark or apply other special rendering effects as you like.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Convert Unsupported MP4 to PowerPoint 2016/2010/2007

Step 1: Load unsupported MP4 files into the program.

Click “Add Video” bar to import PowerPoint unsupported MP4 video into the program. You can batch load multiple video with different file formats into the program.

Load unsupported MP4 video

Step 2: Define output file format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, for PowerPoint 2013 and later users, it is idea for you to choose “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category, for PowerPoint 2010 users, you can directly output PowerPoint specially optimzied best supported “WMV-2 (*.wmv)” under “PowerPoint” main category.

Output PowerPoint 2013/2016 supported formats

Output PowerPoint 2013/2016 supported formats

Output PowerPoint 2010/2007 supported formats

Output PowerPoint 2010/2007 supported formats

Step 3: Edit a video before inserting to PowerPoint.

Select an item on the main interface to open the “Video Editor” window, here you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add transparent text watermark, apply special effect, etc.

Edit video with built-in editing functions

Step 4: Start 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.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can insert video to PowerPoint with the steps below:

Go back to the PowerPoint slide where you want to insert your video or audio file. On the Insert tab of the ribbon, on the Media panel, choose the arrow under Videoor Audio, and then choose the appropriate command for inserting your file.

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Edit AVI with Camtasia Studio http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/13/edit-avi-with-camtasia-studio-for-mac/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/09/13/edit-avi-with-camtasia-studio-for-mac/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:27:28 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8626 Continue Reading →]]> Have some AVI files shot with your camera/smartphone or downloaded from online video sharing sites and wish to load them into Camtasia Studio for some professional post editing workflow. From Camtasia Studio supported file formats, we can see that Camtasia Studio for Windows has included native import support for AVI files, however, you will fail to load AVI to Camtasia Studio for Mac which can only handle the following video and audio file formats:
– TREC (Camtasia Recording files)
– MOV (QuickTime movie), DV, MPEG-1
– MP4
– AIFF
-MP3
– WAC
– AAC (m4a)

Convert unsupported AVI for Camtasia Studio for Mac editing

To edit unsupported AVI with Camtasia Studio for Mac, you can use a third-party video conversion tool to transcode AVI to Camtasia Studio for Mac supported file formats listed above. Here, you are recommended to use MP4 (H.264/AVC) or MOV formats for editing with Camtasia Studio for Mac.

Although there are many applications can assist you to complete the conversion job, however, if you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to complete the job, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review) to you. The program has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD AVI files with the compression codec of Divx, Xvid, DV, H.264, etc. You can batch load multiple AVI files into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

The program is pretty simple to use, you can easily convert AVI to Camtasia Studio for Mac playable H.264 or QuickTime MOV files with just few clicks. Import the AVI files into the application, set output file formats, hit right-bottom convert button, etc. To assist you to get the best output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output video and audio profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

Edit AVI with built-in editing options

Before loading AVI files into Camtasia Studio for Mac for some professional post editing workflow, you can complete some simple editing task with the versatile editing function offered by the application. You can flip or rotate video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clock-wise or counter-clockwise, trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove black edges or unwanted size area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, change video picture effect, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.

Step by Step to Convert AVI for Camtasia Studio for Mac Editing

Step 1: Add AVI files into the program.

Run the program on your computer and click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to add AVI files into the program.

Load AVI files into the application

Step 2: Output Camtasia Studio for Mac supported editing formats.

From the pull down menu of “Format” , then you will be able to select Camtasia Studio for Mac best compatible editing formats “QuickTime “MOV – QuickTime(*.mov)” under “Common Video” main category, you can aslo choose to output “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category according to your own needs.

Output Camtasia Studio for Mac supported editing formats

Tips: Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can change profile settings according to your own needs.

Step 3: Edit AVI video(optional).

Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Edit AVI video

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin AVI video to Camtasia Studio for Mac best compatible editing format conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import AVI to Camtasia Studio for Mac for the best and professional post editing workflow.

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