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How to fix MP4 videos that stopped playing in Google Chrome

Your video stopped playing in Google Chrome because it was encoded using a Codec that is no longer supported by Google Chrome.

What you could do to have your video playing again in Google Chrome is:

1) go to this website: https://convert-video-online.com/;

Convert your MP4 video for Google Chrome - Step 1

2) click on "Open" and select the video file that you want to convert (you could select it from your local machine, from Google Drive, Dropbox or even from an URL);

Convert your MP4 video for Google Chrome - Step 2

3) make sure to click on "Settings" and to have:

3.1) the "Video codec" set to "H.264 / AVC";

3.2) the "Audio codec" set to "AAC (Advanced Audio Coding).

Convert your MP4 video for Google Chrome - Step 3

4) click on "Convert" and wait for the video to complete "Converting to mp4" using the 2 codecs mentioned above;

Convert your MP4 video for Google Chrome - Step 4

5) once completed, click on "Download" and replace your online video with the one you've just obtained.

Convert your MP4 video for Google Chrome - Step 5

Note:

You might have to purge your cache to have your video file refreshed.

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