January 20th, 2015 by Smile Harney
XBMC can't play MP4? Want to know how to play MP4 on XBMC? This article will illustrate an easy way to play all kinds of MP4 on XBMC: convert MP4 to XBMC more supported format on Mac or Windows.
XBMC is a free and open-source media center player. XBMC can play almost all popular containers, audio and video formats, including:
Container formats: AVI, FLV, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), ASF, QuickTime, M4A, AAC, etc.
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4SP, H.263, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), WMV, VC-1, RealVideo, SP , ASP, etc.
Audio formats: CDDA, WAV/WAVE, PCM, AIFF, OGG, WMA, AC3, FLAC, AAC, etc.
From the above lists, we can clearly see that XBMC can support to play MP4, but actually MP4 is a container video format which may contain different codecs. Only those codecs in MP4s that can be recognized by XBMC can be played by XBMC.
So in order to play all MP4 successfully on XBMC, the direct solution is to convert MP4 to XBMC more supported format, like AVI, WMV, etc. iDealshare VideoGo, as the best MP4 to XBMC converter, can easily batch convert MP4 to XBMC on Mac or Windows.
The converting MP4 to XBMC step by step guide is as follows:
Click "Add file" button to import MP4 files to iDealshare VideoGo
Click "Profile" button to set XBMC more supported video format as the output format
Click "Convert" button to complete converting MP4 to XBMC
With iDealshare VideoGo, you can easily play all MP4 in XBMC, the following situations will be solved: