H.264 Player: How to Play H.264 Videos on Windows Smoothly

July 17, 2013 / Posted by David Brooks on Video/Audio Tips

H.264 is an implementation of MPEG-4 Part 10, a standard for video compression. Compared to other video, it produces very high quality at a lower bitrate, which makes it more suitable to compress full high-definition video content. However, it also consumes more resources than other popular video formats when it provides higher quality video. Actually, it’s a video codec, which must be in other multimedia containers like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV etc.

To watch H.264 videos, you have two choices from Leawo. One is to convert H.264 videos to other videos like MP4 videos then watch the converted H.264 videos on various MP4 compatible players. The other one is to make use of Leawo Free H.264 Player to directly play back H.264 videos on your computer for totally free. Both methods are listed below for your reference.

Convert H.264 videos

As there’re so many formats that your H.264 files are saved in, you need to convert H.264 videos to a popular format like MP4 for smooth playback on various popular applications or devices. To convert H.264 videos, you need a professional H.264 video converter that could help you convert to or from H.264 videos, just like Leawo Video Converter Pro.

Full Guide

1. Download, install and launch this H.264 video converter on your computer.

2. Drag source H.264 videos to the program, open the Profile box to select a popular format as output format, just like MP4.

3. Click the bottom right button to start converting.

 

Play H.264 videos with Leawo Free H.264 Player

Being a professional and free HD video player, Leawo Free H.264 Player, officially named Leawo Blu-ray Player, allows people to play videos in almost all formats on Windows computer in lossless quality for totally free. It could directly play H.264 videos on Windows computer, without any decoders to be installed. Besides acting as a professional and free video player, it is also a Blu-ray player to play back Blu-ray discs and a free DVD player to play back DVD discs in quality lossless. Take the below guide to know how to play H.264 videos with Leawo Free H.264 video player.

Download and install it on your computer before you could play H.264 videos:

Full Guide

Launch this Free H.264 Player

On the clean program interface of Leawo Free H.264 Player, you could see an "Open Files" button.

Select H.264 files to play

Click "Open Files" button to browse source H.264 files for playback.

Subtitle, video and audio etting

Click the upper-left buttons of this free H.264 player software to set subtitles, video and audio for better movie enjoying. Click the "T" icon to set subtitles, click video icon to set video effect and click audio icon to set audio effect.

To know the detailed guide on using Leawo Blu-ray Player, check how to play Blu-ray/DVD/Video with Leawo Blu-ray Player on Windows

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