Cannot play MP4 on Windows 10? Of course, you cannot! Don't be surprised, because Window Media Player (WMP) on Windows 10 doesn't have native support for MP4 files and it doesn’t come with the required video codecs, thus Windows 10 won’t play MP4 files.
Then, how to play an MP4 file on Windows 10? Well, here are some techniques you can use.
Step 1: Launch Windows Media Player, click on Organize button and select Options. Select Performance and uncheck Turn on DirectX Video Acceleration for WMV files option. Hit OK and Apply changes.
Step 2: Select Tools in Windows Media Player and click on Options. Switch to Player tab, enable Download codecs automatically option. Hit the OK button and Apply changes. Now, try to play the MP4 file. If you are asked to install the codec, click the Install button.
Step 3: Open Control Panel, select Troubleshooting and click on View all. Select Windows Media Player Settings and follow on-screen instructions.
Step 4: If you are playing MP4 file using Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 then try reinstalling the Movie Maker app.
Step 5: Try third-party video player for Windows, if you still cannot play MP4 on Windows 10. Since most of the third-party video players come with all required video codecs, you can easily play an MP4 file on Windows 10 PC without any issue.
And, if you are looking for a good third-party video player for Windows 10, then the VLC media player is recommended.
Note: If you cannot play the MP4 file in VLC media player, then go to Tools in VLC. Select Preferences, and click on Input/Codecs. Set Hardware-accelerated decoding as Automatic if it is Disabled.
In case, if none of the above solutions help you to play MP4 video on Windows 10 or your media player cannot play only specific MP4 files on Windows 10 then the MP4 video file might have an issue. If MP4 file itself is corrupted or damaged, then Windows 10 cannot play that video file until you repair it.
Here, Remo Repair MOV tool is recommended as it will effectively repair corrupted or damaged MP4 files on Windows 10 PC/laptop and provides you a healthy playable MP4 file in just a few clicks.
Remo Repair MOV is designed to fix all issues related to MP4 files and make it playable on Windows 10 computer without any trouble. Even though the name suggests this is a MOV repair tool, it will not just repair corrupted MOV file on Windows 10, in fact, it supports MP4 and M4V video formats too.
The software is capable of repairing MP4 videos with various errors like cannot read .mp4 file, the file cannot be opened, movie's file format isn't recognized, unsupported format or damaged file and so on. The read-only mechanism of this application ensures that the original HD video will remain untouched which means the MP4 source file will never be damaged or modified. The tool can also fix broken MOV files in Windows, along with MP4 and M4V file types in Windows operating systems.
Remo Repair MOV program fixes severely corrupt MP4/MOV files safely and quickly. It will repair large sized MP4 files that are stored on various devices like internal hard drive, external hard drive, memory cards, SD cards, flash drive and many more. The MOV repair utility from Remo has a clean and user-friendly interface so that even a novice user can perform unsupported file format MP4 fix on both Mac/Windows platforms with ease. It supports different audio file codecs like RAW, mp4a, sowt as well as video codecs such as mjpeg, avc1, and mp4v.
Step 1: Launch Remo Repair MOV and select MP4 file that Windows 10 cannot play. Also, choose a healthy MP4 file in the same format as the unplayable MP4 video. Click on the Repair button.
Step 2: After the repair process gets completed, click on Preview button to play and verify the repaired MP4 video file.
Step 3: Specify a safe location to Save your fixed MP4 file.
Now, play the repaired MP4 media file using any of the media players you have installed on your Windows 10 PC or laptop.