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Need an mp4 player (software)
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Post 1 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 12:09
Ernie Gilman
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I've got a volunteer situation... an mp4 needs to be played for a church event.

I've never looked into how to do this. So far I've only got Windows Media Player. The video was made with a cold open and the amount of time it takes WMP to drop the scroll bars etc is a problem, though the price of the player is right!

Anybody know of free mp4 players? I mean free, not free to try thirty bucks next Tuesday, of course.

Alternatively, the only thing wrong with WMP's presentation is the scroll bar at the bottom and the blue line across the top. I don't see how to get rid of that and make the video truly fill the entire screen.

The computer is a Lenovo T420 PC using Windows 7. Its output is VGA, which I will be running into the VGA input on the video system's video switch.

Thanks.
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Post 2 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 12:19
Neurorad
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Check out VLC media player.

[Link: google.com]

It's been around a long time, very popular with the open source crowd.

I have used it in the past to create and play mp4 videos, from youtube clips.

Edit - it's been awhile since I used it; I think I used different sw to create the mp4 videos, but VLC to definitely play them.
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Post 3 made on Friday December 21, 2018 at 02:04
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Definitely VLC. No need to consider anything else in my opinion.
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OP | Post 4 made on Friday December 21, 2018 at 12:03
Ernie Gilman
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Sonamp has been recommended. I haven't messed with it for decades (it seems). How is it now?
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OP | Post 5 made on Friday December 21, 2018 at 12:49
Ernie Gilman
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Thanks. I downloaded VLC and it looked great.

I also installed winamp and it looks like there's A LOT to do just to be able to play one file. One file is all I need.

And I figured out an acceptable way to start it so the play etc controls disappear after about a second. Thankfully, though the video is a COLD OPEN, it has credits and silence at the end.

Thank you so much for the advice.

Oh, yeah: do you know if the image that comes out of the computer's VGA output has image borders different from what you see on the main screen? Thanks, again.

Ernie
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