Enjoy DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video on VLC/QuickTime/Windows Media Player

The Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, 1080p Camera from DJI is based on the same air frame as the Phantom 2 and Phantom 2 Vision. Unlike its siblings, however, it features a 14 MP camera that is stabilized and controlled with an integrated 3-axis gimbal. Gimbal stabilization makes the Phantom 2 Vision+ ideal for shooting aerial footage and photos. The camera can take 14 MP, Adobe DNG RAW photos, and can record video in 1080p Full HD at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps for creating slow motion effects.

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From technical datas of DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, we know that it can record H.264 MP4 files. How to import DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 to VLC/QuickTime/Windows Media Player for playing may be a headache problem to most of you guys. I believe that you must have encountered the following issues once or twice: “I’m trying to find out more information about the issue of H.264 MP4. It looks very different depending on what player is used. I’ve done quite a bit of searching and reading on this, but I’m finding it’s difficult to come to some real-world conclusions on this subject. I’ve generally just used QuickTime for H.264 MP4 playback up to now, but I recently tried using VLC (and WMP) to play the same files, and discovered that the video looks considerably darker when played back compared to the lighter output I see with QT. And unfortunately, not every H.264 MP4 file can be played well in QT.”

VLC/QuickTime/Windows Media Player respectively supported formats will be offered here to explain why:

VLC Media Player supported formats:
Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska, MIDI, QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB

Video formats: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo 3&4, Sorenson, Theora, VC-1, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, DNxHD, ProRes and some WMV.

Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, It, MACE, Mod, Monkey’s Audio, MP3, Opus, PLS, QCP, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, Screamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA (WMA 1/2, WMA 3 partially).

As the default media player on Mac, QuickTime must be the first choice. Look at the picture below to know more about QuickTime supported video and audio formats:

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audio qt

As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP), makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. File types supported by Windows Media Player:



From above, we can learn DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ recorded video is not friendly with VLC/QuickTime/Windows Media Player. So, we can take actions to solve the incompatible issues. Having testing so many free and commercial programs, Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended. For playing on QuickTime, you should choose the equivalent Mac version Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

How to convert DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video to VLC/QuickTime/Windows Media Player for playing?

Step 1: Download and install the corresponding program. Click “Add video” on the main interface to load H.264 MP4 files to the program. You can also drag the files to the program’s window list directly. This program can also support the batch video clips.

Step 2: Select the right formats for playing on VLC/WMP. Here we suggest you to go to the “HD Video” list, you will get the “AVI HD Video (*.avi)”as the best output.


Tips: For playing on QuickTime, you should depend on Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Click “Format” bar and choose “Common Video>>MOV- QuickTime (*.mov)”.

Step 3: Wanna compress your H.264 videos? Well, in the “Settings” button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

Step 4: With all the preparations work done? Why not go back to the main interface to click the “Convert” button to get the work started?

Conclusion: Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted files. Then, VLC/QuickTime/Windows Media Player will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine. Pavtube still have money saving bundles and deals provided for you!

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