[Solved]How to Get MP4 to Play on HyperSpin Without Hassle?

HyperSpin is an animated arcade front-end for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines, not a game or an emulator. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. The better point of owning a HyperSpin is that, HyperSpin can turn your arcade cabinet into a fully functional media center for video enjoyment, because its simple controls and multi-programs processing in a pretty private manner, so that no one knows what the movies center you hide in your home computer. However, making HyperSpin becoming a real cinema center is not as simple as you imaged, there are complaints of MP4 videos failing to play on HyperSpin whatever the version they own, like:

Q: "I am using HyperSpin1.4, I've got a bunch of game videos mixed between FLV and MP4. The FLV versions play fine, but the MP4 vids only play the audio..., have I missed a configuration item somewhere?"

Q: "I have the entire MAME video set from EmuMovies, but they are all in mp4 format and won't play in HyperSpin. All I can hear is the sound. It seems like I read somewhere that HyperSpin now supports mp4 instead of just FLV but it needs a specific codec. Can anyone point me in the right direction for adding this specific codec? "

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➤ Part 1 Why HyperSpin won't play MP4 vids?

➤ Part 2 How to get MP4 videos for Playing in HyperSpin?

Why HyperSpin won't play MP4 vids?

As some guys complained, the weird thing is that HyperSpin does not play some MP4 files you download from EmuMovies, or other website that makes videos for other front-end, even HyperSpin has announced to support MP4 instead of just FLV since 1.3. But the reality is cruel, no matter how hard you try to pull your hair out and wonder what was wrong with MP4 playing capability of HyperSpin. In fact, the reasons is a little complicated, since MP4 is a container video format which may contain various video or audio codec. If the MP4 video you made is not encoded with HyperSpin compatible codec, you will fail to load MP4 to HyperSpin for playback, or a high probability the MP4 video will not display but have audio in HyperSpin.

In addition, according to HyperSpin support website, HyperSpin only supports playing MP4 files encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (AVC1), and native FLV files. In this situation, there is no other ways but to rewrapped MP4 to HyperSpin supported MP4 or FLV for successfully playback. For the HyperSpin 1.3 below, if you don't really want to upgrade to the newest/current HyperSpin in order to use MP4's, due to the tough experience for a technology-challenged non-tech savvy, converting the MP4 to FLV for HyperSpin would be much appreciated.

How to get MP4 videos for Playing in HyperSpin?

To help fix HyperSpin MP4 playback issue and watch MP4 on HyperSpin, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended here after carefully tested with more than 10,000 MP4 vids' video files from EmuMovies and various front-end video sites, it's proved to a stable, easy-to-use yet fast MP4 video converting tool, to fast transcode all kinds of MP4 files to HyperSpin friendly format without quality loss. It runs an unbeatable 30X faster speed than others, and ensures to create high quality FLV's even old HyperSpin that keeps as good as your MP4 sources.

What's more, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate can help you re-encode almost all popular format including MP4, MKV, VOB, AVI, WMV, etc. to HyperSpin compatible FLV/MP4 files with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. For Mac users, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac (OS Sierra 10.12, OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included) for further usage. Just get the right version as per your computer's configuration.

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Tutorial: Converting MP4 Videos to HyperSpin friendly format

Step 1 Load MP4 files to HyperSpin converter program

Download the best MP4 to HyperSpin converter on your computer, install and run the program, and click "Add File" button or drag-by-drop to load the MP4 file.

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Step 2 Choose output compatible format of HyperSpin

Click "Select Format" drop-down menu and choose H.264 MP4 as output format from "Format" > "Video" >"MP4" or "Format" > "HD Video" > "HD MP4" if your MP4 vids owing high quality. You can also select "FLV" as the output format to import to HyperSpin 1.3 below.

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Tip 1: If necessary, you could hit "Settings" icon to customize video and audio output parameters of MP4 or FLV, such as resolution, bit rate, audio channel, etc and save them as your profile. Choose video codec as h.264 but not MPEG4 and audio codec as aac.

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Tip 2: You could click "Edit" to custom aspect radio if you use 4:3 and 16:9 HyperSpin cinema themes, to adjust the side bars with your machine, trim the unwanted parts or add your own games watermark, etc. so as to edit MP4 videos before conversion.

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Step 3 Start converting MP4 to Hyperspin

Just click "Start" to go on MP4 to Hyperspin conversion. Within a couple of minutes your videos will be successfully converted into Hyperspin most friendly format. Then, you can click "Open" to find your converted videos quickly and play your MP4 files on Hyperspin successfully.

Still have some trouble about watching MP4 on HyperSpin frontend? please comment below and email us along with the HyperSpin version you run and the problems of MP4 playback in details.

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