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What Is An MP4 Video File?
MP4 is the future of digital video.
If you’re streaming Netflix, watching video on a computer, the internet, an iPad or your smart phone, you’re looking at an MP4 video file.
To get a bit technical, MP4 is an abbreviation for an MPEG-4 file. This file contains video, audio and even subtitles.
MP4 video will play on nearly any digital device
MP4 files: edit your video
You can edit MP4 files.
The big advantage of MP4 is that you can edit your video. It’s easy too. If you have a Windows computer, you should have an editing program called Windows Movie Maker on your hard drive. If you own a Mac, you already have iMovie software on your computer.
You cannot edit a DVD.
Years ago, the big electronic companies and movie studios developed a universal standard for the DVD disc. DVDs are encrypted, making it nearly impossible to edit. Why? The movie studios didn’t want folks to make illegal copies or edit the content.
Plan ahead. Order MP4 files when we transfer your video tapes to DVD.
Click the film icon to play your MP4 video file
DVDs will become obsolete but MP4 video is the future. Plan ahead and "future proof" your old tapes. Order MP4 files with your DVD conversion. At Nostalgic Media, we'll deliver your MP4 files on a flash drive or data disc.
It’s easy to view an MP4 video on your computer. You’ll see an icon on your screen indicating a video file. Just click on it and your computer will decide which application will open and play the video file. Since most computers already have Windows Media Player or QuickTime installed, the MP4 file should open automatically.
If you don’t have a player already installed, these are links to download free video player software:
If you don’t have editing software installed on your Windows or Apple computer, these are links for free downloads: