Kodi Not Seeing, Playing MP4 Videos - Fixed
Kodi has many features but among which the main one is to work as a media player to play video, like DVD/Blu-ray player does. Kodi is designed to play network videos, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or other locations. Users always like to add and play some videos on Kodi. In this article, we won't highlight more features of it, but offer a guide how to see, play MP4 on Kodi beautifully.
Scanning in Kodi forum, more than one guys are stuck in Kodi not playing MP4 files issue as we noticed.
"I am trying to play my video's through kodi. I was able to setup my music with no problems. both my music and video's are in my music and video shared folders on a windows 10 machine. browsed to the music and played no problem mp3's and flac's. when i browse to the video folder (in .mp4) it sees nothing."
"Ever since I first installed KodiIbuntu on my Intel-based box, I have been unable to play MP4 files in KODI, since it does not recognise these files - it simply presents the folder containing the files as being empty."
In order to help so many users to be out of the trouble, now we share some tricks to quickly solve the issue, as so to stream, play MP4 videos on Kodi perfectly.
Although MP4 is included in Kodi supported file formats. However, it is well known that MP4 is a container file format, it can hold many different type of audio, video codec. If there are some video, audio or other information that Kodi does not recognize, you will easily encounter no sound or crashes issues.
To play watch MP4 movies smoothly on Kodi, the best solution is to transcode MP4 files to Kodi best compatible H.264 video codec with AAC audio codec. Here, you can perform the video format transcoding process by downloading Brorsoft Video Converter(or Mac).
The program has full support MP4 files encoded with the codec of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, MVC, etc. It supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple MP4 video into the application at one time for conversion. In addition, it not only supports MP4 videos, but also handles various common video formats. That means you can convert and play MTS, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV .etc on Kodi as well as other media devices and players Xbox, PS4, WD TV, Apple TV, Roku, Windows Media Player, VLC...
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Steps to Convert MP4 to KODI More Friendly Format
Step 1: Import MP4 files
Launch the application on your computer, click "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from Folder" to import MP4 files to the program.
Step 2: Choose proper format
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, select to output Kodi best playable video formats by following "Common Video" > "H.264 Video(*.mp4)".
Step 3: Customize profile settings
Click "Settings" to open "Profile" settings window, in "Audio" section, click "Codec" drop-down list, select Kodi playable AAC codec to output. Plus, video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, etc are also freely to tweak.
Step 4: Start the conversion
Go back to the main UI and click "Convert"button to start MP4 to Kodi supported file format conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click Open icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can successfully play converted MP4 files on Kodi with no problem.