How To Repair MP4 File That Won't Play On Windows 10

Written by Lucy John on April 19, 2023

Can't play MP4 file on Windows 10 computer? Well, it is the case where your MP4 video is hard to play when you try to open it. No need to panic, you just need some technical support on how to play damaged MP4 files on Windows 10 PC. Read this article completely to know the exact way out.

Let us see a scenario in brief: “I upgraded my Windows 8 OS to Windows 10 and now none of my MP4 videos play. I get a standard error message saying 'Media player cannot play the file. The player may now support the file type or may not support the codec that was used to compress the file'. When I was using Window 8 OS, all files were playing fine without any issues. I have tried in all other video player and got same error in most of the players; but in few player, the video was choppy with fine audio. Any kind of suggestions are welcomed to fix this problem”.

MP4 consists of many parts like audio/video codec and subtitles, etc - the core point is codecs. If you can't open MP4 file after Windows OS upgrade, the main possibility may be of codec error. Before going on to see the solution make sure that file is not corrupted or damaged, because damaged files cannot be played in any of the media player on any platform.

Surprisingly, VLC player is top recommended to tackle how to play MP4 file on Windows, but still file issues may exist. Hence, follow the steps given below to resolve the mystery of unplayable MP4 videos on Windows 10. Before trying, carry multiple backup of your MP4 files

Windows media player is also one of the recommended players to play damaged MP4 files on Windows 10 computer. Just do the following:

If none of these procedure works, it is suggested to use reliable third party product to repair and recover MP4 video file that do not play on Windows 10 system.

Salient features of the utility:

Yodot Video Repair application can fix MP4 file that won't play on Windows 10 computer. This utility is designed efficiently to solve all problems related to MP4 files along with various video files. It can fix MP4 file format error that is stored on flash drive, memory card, portable hard drives and other storage devices without any trouble. This application has user friendly interface such that even non-technical user can perform MP4 file repair with ease. Addition to Windows 10, this software compatibly works with Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems Yodot showcases another video repair tool called Yodot AVI Repair to easily fix bad AVI files on both Mac and Windows computer. Mac systems such as Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina

How to use the product?

Valuable Tips:

  • After upgrading your Computer OS to Windows 10, update the codecs for media player to avoid issues with MP4 video files
  • It is suggested not to change MP4 file type to any other file extension needlessly

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