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How to Play MP4 on Google Pixel XL without Hassle


"I'm trying to play an MP4 video file that I copied to my Pixel XL, but when I play it, I can hear the audio, but no image. I'm not sure what the deal is. Any way to help me play MP4 on Pixel XL correctly?"

Besides capturing stunning photos and videos with an effortless photography experience, Google Pixel XL is also a wise portable device to view video or movie files. However, some guys found Google Pixel XL won’t play MP4 video. In this article, we aim to share some tips and tricks to solve the issue.

As we know, MP4 is the container, which may have a codec the Pixel struggles with. You may have to install a codec pack or use a program like Handbrake on your PC to convert it to an more standard codec (h.264) or something.

If open source isn’t really your thing and you want a more packaged toolkit with a friendly GUI, then take a look at Brorsoft Video Converter, which is designed to handle the MP4 format like a boss. The great thing about this tool is that it combines encoding, decoding, and converting into one piece of software, which may save you some valuable time based on your goals. With it you can easily transcode MP4 to Google Pixel XL more compatible video without a loss of quality. And Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is designed for Mac users.

Download video converter for Pixel XL:

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Detailed Guide on Converting MP4 for Playing on Google Pixel XL

Step 1. Add MP4 videos

Start the MP4 converter and drag .mp4 files to the software interface to import the file. Alternatively, you can click Add button to import source videos.

Tip: If you wanna join several MP4 files into one, please check out the "Merge into one file" box.


Step 2. Decide output format

Set output video format as H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video. In general, MP4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality.


Tip: You can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Step 3. Start MP4 video conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert MP4 to a more friendly H.264 for Google Pixel.

After the conversion, head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, transfer the files to your Google Pixel XL for playback with ease.

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