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posted April 28, 2012 02:14 PM        
GoPro and Windows Media

Got a Hero 2, but I can't play the video in windows media player, what do I need to do to play in wmp?

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posted April 28, 2012 02:26 PM        
Hero 2 Video Is mp4 File Format. WPA = windows media player. I think you have a different issue.
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posted April 28, 2012 02:32 PM        
can you help me with the issue?

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posted April 28, 2012 02:35 PM        
Wee.....this is off the GoPro websight. It says to make sure you have the latest Media Player........



My PC will not playback the .mp4 video files.

•If using Windows Media Player or Movie Maker, make sure you download the latest HD-capable version.
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posted April 28, 2012 02:36 PM        
What windows version do you have? Windows should automatically play mp4 unless your PC is very old.
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posted April 28, 2012 02:36 PM        
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Wee.....this is off the GoPro websight. It says to make sure you have the latest Media Player........



My PC will not playback the .mp4 video files.

•If using Windows Media Player or Movie Maker, make sure you download the latest HD-capable version.
I downloaded 11,

here is what it says

Cannot play the file

Windows Media Player cannot play the file. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:

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The file type is not supported by the Player. For a list of file types (formats) that are supported by Windows Media Player, see the table on supported file types in this topic.
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The file type is supported by the Player, but the file was compressed by using a codec that is not supported by the Player.


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posted April 28, 2012 02:37 PM        
Warbirds is correct.

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posted April 28, 2012 02:41 PM        
Wee my android phone records mp4 video and I can't play them on my windows 7 laptop!
Can't help you other than letting you know your not alone.

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posted April 28, 2012 02:43 PM        
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Wee my android phone records mp4 video and I can't play them on my windows 7 laptop!
Can't help you other than letting you know your not alone.
Well I'm going to the track tomorrow and would like to post some on board video, Qiock Time player works, and I have WMP11 I think.

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posted April 28, 2012 02:43 PM        
It's not the answer, as others use the GoPro with no issues, But.......
I downloaded some free shareware (GOM player) that plays MP4 files. Works great.

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posted April 28, 2012 02:54 PM        
You've encountered error message C00D1199 while using Windows Media Player

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posted April 28, 2012 02:58 PM        Edited By: venomous_zx on 28 Apr 2012 22:02
Try using a .mp4 player thats free. I think video lan is one that I use. If not you will probably have to download some codecs for windows media player.

If im correct any dvd playing software should work as well. If I remember .mp4 is dvd format
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posted April 28, 2012 04:11 PM        
got it, convert to avi. with the gopro software. Should have some interesting video tomorrow.

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posted April 29, 2012 12:34 PM        
Ya...record in std def....(you can)....that Videolan will allow the vids off the GoPro 2 hero HD to play...in STD mode I know for sure.Quality will be excellent.Unless you have a monitor that will support HD...may as well go STD DEF on that cam.I couldn't get the HD to play correctly on my HP a850e computer...with Win XP.OR windows 7 either.

The videos will download straight into your folders...then you can choose which player to use.Download Videolan...and play away!Good luck BTW...and you CAN upload your videos straight to Youtube...as they are...in STD def.MP4.(see 14Rocketman(on youtube))for a sample of GoPro Hero2 HD(std def however).

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posted April 29, 2012 12:46 PM        

Glad you're able to play the video!

Here is some information that may be helpful in the future: There are 3 elements to a video file which determine if Media player can play it

1. Video codec
2. Audio code
3. The container format

Codec is short for code decode. It tells the player how to interpret the information in the file, so the video codec tells the player how the video image is represented in the file, similarly the audio codec tells the player what how to play the sound track.

Windows media player needs to be able to understand all three before the file will play. There a codec add-ons for Media player to allow it play the GOPRO videos.

The video codec used by GoPro is h.264 (There many others eg, xvid).
The audio code used by GoPro is AAC which is "Advanced Audio Coding". (the most famous audio codec is MP3).
The container used is mp4. The container sets out how the video and audio is laid out inside the file. Not all containers support all video and audio codecs. You converted the mp4 container to the avi container ("audio video interleaved").

You could try installing one of the free codec packs

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posted April 29, 2012 03:56 PM        Edited By: Luuk on 29 Apr 2012 22:58
If you download VLC media player (the videolan file they're talking about)... you can play all types of files (it also allows you to go over 100% audio level...to increase the audio level of your video)

It's free and I've used it for years...works great.

You can get it here:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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posted April 29, 2012 05:53 PM        
glad i could contribute about videolan. lol
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posted April 29, 2012 10:39 PM        Edited By: blue07 on 30 Apr 2012 05:40
"glad i could contribute about videolan. lol ".......
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posted April 30, 2012 04:42 AM        

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posted April 30, 2012 07:52 AM        Edited By: Wheelie on 30 Apr 2012 14:53


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