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How to Solve QuickTime Won't Play MP4 Video Issue?

Convert MP4 to QuickTime Supported Format to Play any MP4 in QuickTime


QuickTime can't play MP4 video files? Usually, QuickTime does play MP4 files. However, sometime we still encounter QuickTime won't play MP4 issue. What is the reason? How to successfully play all kinds of MP4 in QuickTime? This article will give the reason and solution.

QuickTime Won't Play MP4 Situations:

  • I have a large number of MP4 files encoded with Handbrake won't play with QuickTime.
  • My QuickTime won't play MP4 files that come directly from the SD card out of the camcorder.
  • I had a great deal of trouble playing an MP4 audio stream in QuickTime 10 and in iTunes
  • I downloaded some videos from Google video in mp4 format but QuickTime won't open them. It keeps giving an error message.
  • I'm on a PC, not a Mac. I can play other formats fine with QuickTime and other players, but can't play mp4 files. Video from the iTunes store don't play either - I assume they are mp4 files also.
  • My updated QuickTime won't play the video on .mp4 files; it plays the audio just fine, but shows a blank screen.

Why QuickTime Can't Play MP4?

Acting as a video container format, MP4 is the package and can contain video and audio components encoded with different types (codecs). However, QuickTime just supports a few video and audio codecs in MP4 format. That is, if the MP4 video contains QuickTime unsupported audio or video codecs, QuickTime will refuse to play this kind of MP4 files.

How to Play Any MP4 in QuickTime Successfully?

In order to solve MP4 won't play in QuickTime issue, we had better convert QuickTime unplayable MP4 to QuickTime supported format.

iDealshare VideoGo is just the ideal MP4 to QuickTime Converter which can convert all kinds of MP4 files encoded with whatever video or audio codecs to QuickTime more compatible MOV or MP4 on Mac or Windows.

This wonderful MP4 to QuickTime Converter also can convert other video formats to QuickTime format to successfully play AVI, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MPG, RMVB, MOV, 3GP and etc in QuickTime. It even helps to convert audio to play FLAC, OGG, WMA, APE, DTS, AU, RA, 3GA and more in QuickTime.

How to Convert MP4 to QuickTime?

Below is a step by step guide on how to convert MP4 to QuickTime more supported MOV, MP4 with the help of this MP4 QuickTime Converter.

Make Preparation: Free download and run MP4 to QuickTime Converter

Free download the powerful MP4 to QuickTime Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to QuickTime Converter - iDealshare VideoGo Mac Version

Step 1 Import MP4 videos to this MP4 QuickTime Converter

Press the "Add File" button to import the MP4 video files that QuickTime can't play. Or directly drag them to the main window of iDealshare VideoGo.

How to Convert MP4 to QuickTime?

Step 2 Select QuickTime MOV format

Press the "Profile" drop-down button to select 'MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)' as output video format from the "General Video" category.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to QuickTime

Press the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MP4 to QuickTime supported MOV format.

When the MP4 to QuickTime format conversion is finished, click "Open Folder" to find the converted MP4 files to play in QuickTime successfully.


It is that easy to solve MP4 won't play in QuickTime problem with the help of the above MP4 to QuickTime Converter and step by step guide.