Solved MP4 file won't open in Vegas or Windows Media Player

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I hope somebody on here can explain to me why I can open this file which I downloaded from Pixabay in VLC and Blufftitler but not in Vegas Pro nor windows media player. It no big deal as I have saved it as an MP4 using blufftitler so that I can use it in Vegas. Just curious. Cheers John

pixabay.com/videos/gaulois-french-barbarian-celt-25144/
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24 Aug 2019 02:04 #1

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Hi John

I will assume you are referring to this video:
pixabay.com/videos/gaulois-french-barbarian-celt-25144/

If you use MediaInfo to analyse the video, this is the report.

File Attachment:

File Name: gaulois-metadata.txt
File Size:3 KB

Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High 4:4:4 Predictive@L4

I can only assume High 4:4:4 Predictive@L4 is not supported by most Media Players and Vegas.

There is a flip side to the specific website this comes from - Pixabay.com
The video preview which is hosted through Vimeo, uses a different format version, compared to the "source file" in download links.
High 4:4:4 Predictive@L4 would not work on Vimeo or YouTube - just like Windows Media Player and Vegas, so a friendly format lives on Vimeo.
If you download the Vimeo version, that will definitely work in any Media Player or Vegas.

Use one of these downloaders and enter the source URL - this version requires no converting.
pixabay.com/videos/gaulois-french-barbarian-celt-25144/

There are 3 different video downloaders I use personally.
1. WinX YouTube Downloader (free edition)
www.winxdvd.com/youtube-downloader/

2. 4K Video Downloader
www.4kdownload.com/

3. Any Video Converter (free edition)
www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

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I have deleted the zipped video file you uploaded.
I don't allow videos to be uploaded to my web host.
Image and text files are allowed, but I don't want to start a precedent of allowing videos.
Use direct links if you want to share a video or upload to YouTube/Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive....
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24 Aug 2019 16:35 #2
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Thanks for the reply and the downloaders links. sorry about the video I did look at the filetypes allowed and saw *.zip, so I falsely assumed that to zip up the video was Ok, so apologies Derek.
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24 Aug 2019 18:56 #3

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Thanks to your message, I now know about the Pixabay website, which is a good little resource.
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25 Aug 2019 00:29 #4

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Windows media player does not support every MP4 file. Few MP4 files need other media player. I use VLC media player as it works better than Windows media player for me. I read an article about VLC on Facebook which says VLC supports almost every MP4 file. So I always prefer VLC over windows media player.
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