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Old 01-02-2017, 09:07 PM   #1
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.mp4 files made in VLC PLAYER were working great in Windows Media Player but now no audio


I'm sending .mp4 videos out to people. I made one in VLC player and it worked perfectly in my VLC player and Parole (I am Xubuntu 16.04) and on Windows Media Player. (I want to use the .mp4s because they are supposedly the most universal.) But now that I'm recording a new video on VLC I can't figure out how I did it (so that it will work on Windows Media Player. The video portion plays great on WMP but there's no audio). I have examined the properties of the two files and they are identical except that the audio properties of the file that works on Windows Media Player is 96Bits/s and on the files that don't work it's 128Bits/s.

I could not figure out how to make the .mp4s with the 96Bit/s rate and I don't even know if that is what will make them play in Windows Media Player. I have experimented with every setting available for the audio device (hw:00, hw:02 or hw:10). hw:10 works great for playback on Parole but on Windows Media Player there again is no audio.

I used no advance settings when I made the file that worked.

This one's got me baffled.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-02-2017, 10:32 PM   #2
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I haven't used Windows in years.

This might help:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000682.htm
 
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:58 PM   #3
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I haven't used Windows in years.

This might help:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000682.htm
Thanks Ztcoracat. I did almost everything that ComputerHope link suggested. No luck. It talks about codecs but I did nothing with codecs. I don't know how the one file's audio file is smaller. I'll keep exploring.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 02:57 PM   #4
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You're Welcome.

Sorry I don't know more.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 05:07 PM   #5
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If no audio also using vlc in linux. Run vlc in terminal to launch it and read the error messages.

Edit. But if this a Windows Media Player thread. I think you are trying to solve this in the wrong forum.

But then again. I can hear the answers there now.

"You made those mp4 in Linux! Go to a Linux Forum then!"

Catch 22 bro.

Last edited by rokytnji; 01-03-2017 at 05:10 PM.
 
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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If no audio also using vlc in linux. Run vlc in terminal to launch it and read the error messages.

Edit. But if this a Windows Media Player thread. I think you are trying to solve this in the wrong forum.

But then again. I can hear the answers there now.

"You made those mp4 in Linux! Go to a Linux Forum then!"

Catch 22 bro.
Thanks rokytnji. No, there's audio using vlc in linux. I did however launch vlc from the terminal but the output in the terminal is over my head. I'm thinking of moving to a more Windows friendly file format. Or finding software that's more effective at creating mp4s than VLC. (If there is such a thing.) Ugh.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 07:19 PM   #7
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i sometimes see similar complaints, and there's only one unequivocal nr 1 advice for all windows users: use VLC.
 
  


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