Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files
  • Maisch
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    Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by Maisch » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:26 pm

    Hi Guys and girls!
    I am going on tour with a band tomorrow and just got the videos from the designer. Turns out none of them will play with Modul8. The files are mpeg 4 Files and size varies from 20-60 mb Pr video. There is no problem importing the files into Modul8 or put effects etc on them, but they will not start playing. In other words they are stuck in the first frame.

    Hope someone can come with some pointers on how to solve it.
    Picture added is a screenshot of one of the videos and its information.

    Greetings Martin
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    lotech
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    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by lotech » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:34 am

    First things first - never use MP4/h.264 files. They use a lot of CPU to decode each frame.
    Best learn how to setup a quick batch conversion to either PhotoJPEG or ProRes quicktime files. Its a good thing to know and will solve problems when it happens again. I'd recommend just buying Compressor from the App Store but there are free alternatives.
  • ilan

    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by ilan » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:36 pm

    http://www.squared5.com/

    Best free option. Like it better than compressor by a long shot.
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    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by Valparaiiso » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:20 pm

    Are you sure your file is playable in another software ?
    I see a amazing fps value in your screnshot. :)
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    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by lotech » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:19 pm

    Yeah mpeg stream clip is a must have for single files but bulk transcodes need something like Compressor/Adobe Encoder/Episode.
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    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by ilan » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:35 pm

    There is a batch option. Select from the main menu 'List > Batch List'
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    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by Canonne » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:47 pm

    Converting the MPEG files to a supported format is the most simple solution.
    Add a tutorial here: http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/ti ... -mpeg.html
    With the same steps, you can convert MPEG to popular video formats.
    I also use convert.co to convert my files. But it's too expensive for me.
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    Re: Modul8 Will not Play Mpeg4 files

    by mad-matt » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:16 pm

    Use Modul8 HD beta (it's stable now, just requires a few finition things to be released.....) it will play any format

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