Learn how to play MP4 videos.

Learn how you can watch MP4 video files on your computer.

MP4 is one of the most common file formats you’ll come across when dealing with digital video. Whether you’re an editor, videographer, or general content creator, chances are you've seen the .MP4 file format at the end of your video clips and wondered how to open and play it.

Thankfully, a good video editing software makes playing MP4 video files a breeze.

How to play MP4 videos.

Video software, like Adobe Premiere Pro, can help you open and play MP4 video files quickly and easily. Plus, once you’re finished viewing your MP4 video, you can edit and manipulate it into any final video project you can envision. Follow these quick steps to play an MP4 video file:

  • Import your video file into Premiere Pro.
  • Drag your video file onto the Timeline.
  • Click on your video file, then press the Play icon underneath the video in the clip view window.

Now you can play, pause, rewind and fast-forward your MP4 video clip to your heart’s content.

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