VLC does not support the audio or video format MSS2

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Hi experts,

I have downloaded some videos from internet and when I tried to open them this error window appeared and it seems like VLC does not support the video format. I have open other video from my MAC and worked ok. Please someone help me to open this video and tell me why my MAC not support this kind of video format ?

Thanks !

Error and Warnings

No suitable decoder module

VLC does not support the audio or video format “MSS2”.

Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Answered By points N/A #187761

VLC does not support the audio or video format MSS2


VLC Media Player is a nice media player but unfortunately, it is failing to you because it doesn’t have any codec to open the file. So you’re facing this problem.

You might be using any older version of VLC with less codecs. As long as I know, VLC contains a large number of codec to run various files.

Download and install latest VLC Media Player for Mac. Then your player will definitely be able to run the file perfectly.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #317755

VLC does not support the audio or video format MSS2


You receive that error because the media player you are using cannot find a suitable or compatible codec on your system to play the file or video you selected. This problem can happen not only with VLC media player but with any other media players if the right codec is not available in your system. The easiest way to fix the problem is to install the necessary codec.

Try downloading K-Lite Codec Pack Mega. This mega variant of the K-Lite codec pack is the largest of the four variants: basic, standard, full, and mega. This codec pack provides everything that you need to play all your audio and video files. This codec pack also includes ACM/VFW codec which can be used by video encoding/editing programs.

This codec pack includes Media Player Classic so you can immediately play your files. The latest version at the moment is K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 14.9.9. For Windows XP Service Pack 3, the latest and last compatible version is K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 13.8.5. You can also use MPlayer for Windows. On the other hand, if you are using OS X then none of these programs will work.

In this case, just download the latest VLC media player for OS X to update the existing version on your computer. This should fix the codec problem.

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