Playing Unsupported Video Formats

Issue/Question

Why can't my Mac computer play a particular video format?

Environment

  • macOS

Cause

macOS does not recognize some file extensions and video containers.

Resolution

  1. Navigate to https://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
  2. Click Download VLC​.
  3. Open the downloaded file.
  4. Drag the VLC application to the Applications folder.

Details

Article ID: 550
Created
Fri 8/29/14 3:30 PM
Modified
Wed 7/29/20 1:29 PM