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How do I import and play videos?

Hello, the question is simple, but it seems there is a lack of clear and definitive answers [https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/33148/including-video-files-in-ue.html], so I'm askin now:

I have a video file (whatever format, it doesen't matter), how can I import it in the editor and use it?

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How can I play (locally) an external video file (again, nevermind the format)

Any help is appreciated,,,is there an "easy" way without involving C++ code? Even if not, someone please can enlight me?

thank you - you're amazing ! :)

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asked May 24 '14 at 03:38 PM in Using UE4

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Hey guys, this video explains in detail how to do so and how to make a "skipable cutscene" with your videos, maybe check that out, it helped me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVNZpE8UWdc

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answered Mar 02 '16 at 10:42 PM

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Hey paolo,

Currently video assets are not supported in UE4, but you can find a great plugin the community is working on here:



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answered May 24 '14 at 08:18 PM

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Is this still in development? Would I still need this if I just want to stop gameplay and show a fullscreen video? If so, when could a possible release date be?

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Hey Posell,

There is a new feature called Media Framework in the editor starting with 4.5, which you can read about here:


Hope that helps!

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