H264 quicktime movs - how to play


hey all,

i got this problem for the 2nd time on different systems, so i thought i post it here – it´s not directly vvvv-related, but i guess the scenario is quite common.

i need to play video files (mov) encoded with h264, but i can´t get them to play with the vvvv-supported version of media player classic (1.81) – mpc crashes.

using a recent version of mpc i can play the files, but v4 doesn´t support them ( since the client wants to test different movies and the transcoding takes time, i wonder what´s the best approach.

thanks in advance,



The best thing, badly, is to convert into .avi.


Agreed, i found very good results using avi with MJPEG codec.

K-lite Video Conversion Pack does a very good job converting the files.


The only way I’ve managed to get quicktime files of any description to play at all is to use media looks quicktime plugin
Which I think will do your h264’s but havent actually tested that!


This worked for me to play a huge with a resolution of 2560x800:

Installed MatroskaSplitter
Installed ffdshow
Renamed to h264.mpg (strange - i know - but it worked)

… and it was playing without problems and very smooth



thanks, guys! i´ll try that.


you can as well use the mkvtoolnix. strange, but works.