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Three Useful H264 Video Players - How to Play H.264 Videos

Author by Lisa

May 9, 2019

Sometimes, you may find that you can't open the local H.264 encoded file with a standard media player, and even if you played it successfully with only images but no audio. A powerful H264 video player with H.264 codec built in is supposed to solve the problem. Therefore, just read on and get the idea of a good H264 player as well as the way to use it.

I have seen that there are some people question the following in forums:

Q: "It is strange that I'm able to play H.264 via RMTP, but I can't open the local H.264 encoded file with a standard media player, and even if I played the file successfully, there is only images, no audio!"

A: It is obvious that you need a powerful H264 video player to open an H.264 encoded MP4 video, or MKV video. If you want to play H264 using an easy-operated player and wonder which is the best player to play H264, lucky as you are when browsing this article.

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A Practical H264 File Player for You to Open H264 Video - WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

A misunderstanding exists in understanding H264. Actually, H264 is not a video format but a video compression standard or a video codec, which must be in form of some video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV and etc. Basically, H264 produces the high quality at a lower bitrate, and as result, compresses full high-definition video into a smaller size. If you are vexed at being unable to play H264 videos, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is really a good choice for you. It is integrated a comprehensive multimedia player with a multifunctional video converter. You can convert H264 to AVI, convert H264 to MP4, convert H264 files to other formats using it. Next, I will show you how to play H.264 video and how to play .264 files by H264 encoder.

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Method 1. A Fantastic H264 Player to Easily Play H264 Files

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Before start, please free downloadfree download the software and install it. Then launch it.

Step 1. Add Your H264 Videos into the Player

Click on the “Add Files” button and add your H264 videos. Or directly drag and drop the target files into the window.

Step 2. Playing H264 Videos by One Click

Then you will see a video editing box, in which there is a video screen. You can move your mouse over the video, and click on the Play icon in the middle to play the video directly.

Method 2. Recommended Two Players for the Special Format (.264) Encoded by H264 Encoder

A .264 is a raw video file exported or recorded by IP cameras and DVRs and encoded by H264. Most common player cannot play .264. Therefore, many people are struggling to find the way to play .264 files. Next, I will recommend you two practical players to play .246 files.

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HiPlayer to Play Your .264 Files

HiPlayer to play .264 filesHiPlayer to play .264 files

HiPlayer is a software program that enables the user to play a variety of video files including .264. HiPlayer is a good choice for you to play CCTV footage that is in .264 format with audio.

Step 1. If you haven't installed HiPlayer yet, please find the download site to get the software downloaded.

Step 2. Then launch it. After that, click on “Open File” under Media menu. Choose your files that you want to play. Or directly drag the video into the screen.

Potplayer to Play .264 Videos

Potplayer to Play .264 VideosPotplayer to Play .264 Videos

PotPlayer is a free multimedia player with plenty of features and rich customization. It is also a free alternative to windows media player and can play DVD without costs. No need to install different codecs all the time when using the player supporting various subtitle formats.  You can directly download this player from http://potplayer.daum.net/. Then launch it and drag the video you want to play into the player.

At last...

I hope this article will help you in playing H264 videos. Above all, I highly recommend WonderFox HD video converter factory pro to you.

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