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MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Veneer
Explorer | Level 3

Hello,

 

I've searched for the problem with an MP4 file not playing, and I found a forum with what I hoped would have a solution. The Mod had responded multiple times within a thread to different replies, I've tried all the solutions that were offered, by using incognito, different browser, clearing cache, not using third party, but it seems that the biggest solution people had were when the mod had sent out a ticket for this problem to be taken care of. Thus I would love to request if one of the Mod's may send me out a ticket for this issue to be resolved.

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Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Hannah
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Thanks for the update on this and I hope you had a great weekend!

Can I actually reach out to you via email, to the address you have here on the Community, so we can look into this a bit more?

Hannah
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Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @Veneer, thanks for reaching out!

Can you just clarify a few things for me?

Are you having this issue when opening this file from a shared link, or is it saved in your Dropbox?

What is the size of the file?

And if you download the file to your computer, are you able to open it as normal?

Keep me posted.

 

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Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Veneer
Explorer | Level 3

Hey @Hannah, thanks for getting back so quickly!

 

For sure, the files are saved in my Dropbox, and the files vary in size, ranging from ~100MB to ~16GB, all of the files say the same thing when attempting to open them. They open and work perfectly on my android phone

 

Yes I've downloaded them and they work fine. 

 

Looking forward to next steps for solutions and to resolving this.

Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Hannah
Dropboxer
Thanks for the update on this and I hope you had a great weekend!

Can I actually reach out to you via email, to the address you have here on the Community, so we can look into this a bit more?

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Veneer
Explorer | Level 3

Hi @Hannah,

 

Yes of course, looking forward to hearing from you there.

 

Cheers 

Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

Hannah
Dropboxer
Absolutely, I just reached out to you, so make sure to check your email!

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mp4 files are supported but it can't be opened

bwnam
Explorer | Level 3

I'm having some issues with my dropbox share folder which others can't play the videos that I uploaded. The error message says that the mp4 files are supported however it cannot be played. I'm having the same issue on my android devices as well as my ipad. hope someone knows the solution to this problem.

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Re: MP4 files won't play. ".mp4 files are supported but something went wrong."

bwnam
Explorer | Level 3

I'm having the same problem did you solve this error?

Re: mp4 files are supported but it can't be opened

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @bwnam, thanks for joining the discussion here and sorry to hear you're having issues with this.

Could you please let us know if you're able to preview those files on our website normally? 

Have you tried downloading or exporting them to your device and open them form there?

Let us know what you find!

Walter
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