Convert and Play Panasonic Video with VLC

Have shot some raw data with your Panasonic camcorder and wish to play the Panasonic raw data with VLC media player. The following article will show you a simple way to convert Panasonic raw data to VLC for playback on Windows and Mac computer.

VLC supported file formats

As a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, VLC can handle most multimedia files listed below:
Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska(MKV), 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 format: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, 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, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, SCreamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA (WMA 1/2, WMA 3 partially).

However, a lot of people complain that they fail to play Panasonic raw video with VLC. Such as raw H.264 files with Panasonic GH4. Perhaps you can fix this problem by installing libx264. But if you are looking for a more simple way to get the problem fixed, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review), the program has full support for all raw data recorded by Panasonic camcorder. In addition, it supports batch conversion mode, so that you can batch load multiple Panasonic raw data into the program to convert at one time. As for the output file format, you can easily convert Panasonic camcorder raw video to VLC media player best compatible playback video and audio file formats listed above.

Adjust output profile parameters

To get better output video and audio quality, click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is very simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. What’s more, the program supports to produce high quality results, you can’t find any different between the result video and the original Panasonic raw data.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

How to Convert Panasonic Camcorder Raw Video for VLC Playback?

Step 1: Load Panasonic camcorder raw data.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Panasonic camcorder raw data into the program.

Load Panasonic camcorder raw data

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of VLC best compatible playback format such as “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” from “HD Video” main category.

Define the output format

Step 3: Adjust output playback settings for VLC.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window to tweak the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels, etc according to your own needs.

Adjust output playback settings for VLC

Step 4: Carry out the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to convert Panasonic camcorder raw data to VLC readable video and audio file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to view and play the files with VLC media player on Windows and Mac computer.

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