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XBMC MP4: Convert MP4 to XBMC to Solve XBMC won't Play MP4

MP4 to XBMC Converter - Convert and Play MP4 in XBMC on Mac/Windows


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 Supported Video or Audio Format

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.

Why XBMC won't Play MP4?

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.

How to Play MP4 on 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.

Convert MP4 to XBMC Guide

The converting MP4 to XBMC step by step guide is as follows:

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to XBMC Converter

Free download the professional iSquint alternative for Windows or Mac - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to XBMC Converter

Step 1 Import MP4 files

Click "Add file" button to import MP4 files to iDealshare VideoGo

Convert MP4 to XBMC

Step 2 Select the output format

Click "Profile" button to set XBMC more supported video format as the output format

Step 3 Complete converting MP4 to XBMC

Click "Convert" button to complete converting MP4 to XBMC

Problem Solved

With iDealshare VideoGo, you can easily play all MP4 in XBMC, the following situations will be solved:

  • Why some MP4 can be played in XBMC and others can't?
  • When playing MP4 in XBMC, only sound is heard, no image, what's the matter?
  • When I play MP4 which is compressed as multiple rarfiles it always make my XBMC crashed, anyone knows how to fix it?
  • I can't play MP4 in 1080p and 720p in XBMC, how can I play those files or any software I need to convert those files to XBMC can recognize?
  • I installed XBMC yesterday and it can play AVI, WMV, etc, but can't play MP4. I have a bunch of MP4 and want to play in XBMC, it drives me crazy!