How to Fix Error Loading Media: MP4 File Could Not Be Played?

“Hi, I keep getting this error message: "Error loading media: File could not be played," when I try to play an important video. I have tried numerous videos and all works fine. But the same error displays every time particularly for that video file with the format MP4. The error message seems to indicate that the file is there but not playable. Can I get some help to solve this please?”

Generally this issue indicates that you are trying to play a media file, which is in un-supported format for the player you are using. A familiar example for this is attempting to load a MP4, AVI or MOV video that do not have proper codec as required by specific media player through which you wish to play.

In these situations to be in safer side, copy that MP4 file and try to play it via other media players, other than which you are using currently. If same error arises in other players, then it might be because of video file corruption. Before proceeding to repair MP4 video generating error, it is wiser to know how it got corrupted to avoid problems in future. So few reasons that may lead to MP4 file corruption are listed here:

  • Creating MP4 video on storage media which is full/ prompting low battery
  • Interruption during transfer or download of MP4 files
  • Device errors during creation of MP4 file
  • MP4 header corruption
  • CRC error
  • Usage of unreliable third party tool to edit MP4 videos
  • Improper or missing codec
  • Virus contagion or bad sector influence on MP4 files
  • Frequent change of MP4 file format

Now let’s reveal an apt way to fix MP4 video error loading media: couldn’t be played MP4.

Conversant program for fixation of unplayable MP4 file:

Yodot MOV Repair program is the most able and pertinent tool to resolve mp4 error loading media file could not be played. The read-only mechanism of this utility assure that your MP4 file will be 100% intact while repairing, so that you can make use of it for fixation of MP4 videos undeniably. It helps in fixing broken MP4 files which does not play on any media players like VLC, QuickTime, JW, MPC, etc. with the assistance of the tool you can easily repair corrupted MP4 videos, which are created using any cameras, in 4 easy and quick steps. Addition to MP4, it can easily fix MOV, M4V files which fails to show-up due to corruption. You can even resolve issue when Windows Media Player doesn't play MP4 video due to variable reasons on Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2008 and Server 2003 OS. Furthermore, Macintosh user can take advantage of this software on OS X, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and EI Capitan running computers.

Steps to fix MP4 screening error:

  • Get Yodot MOV Repair software, install on your system and run the tool
  • Click on open option, select MP4 file which is giving error “loading media: cannot play file” and hit ‘Repair’ button
  • Go through Preview repaired file option to validate fixation of video and give path to save repaired MP4 file

Valuable suggestions:

  • Similar to MP4 videos, when your Sony Vegas 12 AVI files cannot be played in any media player then you can assuredly seek Yodot help
  • Maintain proper codec to play MP4 videos in your media player
  • Use trusted software to edit MP4 files

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