How to Get MP4 files to play on DVD Player Nicely

If you have some MP4 files and a DVD player, chances are you want to play MP4 files on the DVD Player. When you try to do this, you’ll find your DVD player can’t play the MP4 video and it says “the file is not supported yet”. In fact, DVD player may play various formats: DVD, CD, MPEG-2, Divx AVI. However, MP4/MPEG-4/H.264 MP4 is not coded in many DVD players and some of its successors like HD DVD players, Blu-ray disc players and 3D DVD players. Therefore you can’t play MP4 files on DVD Player. Fortunately, there are always solutions out there. This page will offer two solutions for you to play MP4 files on DVD player successfully.


Method 1. Burning MP4 to DVD Player (Five Steps)

1. Power on your computer and launch the CD/DVD burning software. You need to have the MP4 video on a disk for the CD/DVD player to read it.

2. Decide on if you want to burn CD/DVD. This may all depend on the size of the MP4 video file. If the MP4 video is larger than 700 megabytes you need to go with a DVD (700 megabytes is as much as a CD can hold).

3. Select either video CD/DVD on the menu of the burning software. Click and drag the MP4 video into the main viewing screen of the software, title the disk and click “Burn.” The burning process will begin. Depending on the size of the video file, the burning process may take a few minutes.

4. Remove the CD/DVD from the computer once it has finished burning. Power the DVD player on and insert the disk into the drive. Turn on the TV and switch it to the video setting for the DVD player.

5.Wait for the MP4 video to load up on the television screen. Press the “Play” button on the DVD player to begin the playback.

PS: The MP4 format is readily acceptable on most video programs you use on your computer and it is even possible to play the video on a DVD player. The only requirement is that the MP4 be on either a video CD or DVD. If the MP4 is not on either a video CD or DVD, even if you have successfully burn MP4 to DVD without converting, you will still encounter issues in playing MP4 on DVD player: Regular standalone DVD players can only read movie DVD’s (those are in MPEG-2, and if you view them in Windows Explorer, you see a folder structure with VIDEO_TS, and files like .VOB .IFO and .BUP). Newer DVD players that are DivX-certified can (in addition to the above) read data DVD’s with an AVI file encoded in the DivX codec. Most of the time, you will fail to play MP4 on DVD player unless the DVD players have the “Nero Digital” label on them.

Method 2. Converting MP4 to DVD Player friendly formats (Three Steps)

Another easier and quicker way to solve the problem is convert MP4 to a fully compatible format with DVD player. Here I will take EaseFab Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users) for example to show you how to change MP4 to DVD player compatible DivX AVI video. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, etc. video files to play on DVD player without any problme. No technical knowledge is required! If you’re a Mac user, simply turn to EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, which the same function as the Windows version.

How to convert MP4 files to use on DVD Player

Step 1: Drag and drop MP4 files to the app. Or you can click “Add Video” button to locate the MP4 files you want to add. The app supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.


Step 2: From the drop-down list of “Profile” you can select “DIVX” from “Common Video” category as the output format. You can also choose “MPEG-2” as the output format. When you have selected the output format, you should select a destination folder for the output file by clicking “Output Folder”, you can also let it be the default one.


Tips: You can also click “Settings” to customize output video parameters such as video size, video bitrate, audio channels and so on depending on your needs.

Step 3: When all the work has been done, please click green arrow button to start converting your MP4 files to MPEG-2 or DivX.

Once it is completed, you can click “Open output directory” to find your output DVD folder file. Afterwards, simply import converted MP4 files to DVD player. At last, you can play MP4 videos on DVD player at ease.

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