A DVD player is a device that plays discs produced under both the DVD-Video and DVD-Audio technical standards, two different and incompatible standards. Some DVD players will also play audio CDs. DVD players are connected to a television to watch the DVD content, which could be a movie, a recorded TV show, or other content. You can play some videos like common MP4 video on DVD Player with TV. But sometimes you found your TV can play the MP4 but your friend's old DVD player doesn't recognize it.
Why sometimes can’t Play MP4 on DVD Player
Reason 1. DVD players have internal software which can’t allow to play mp4, technically speaking, it's MP4 failed to read by DVD players because MP4 is a format containing different codecs.
Reason 2. MP4's resolution is another issue, because the resolution of most mp4 files is 1280x 720 or 1920x1080, but the maximum resolution defined into DVD player is 848x576. That means, even if somehow you managed to let your DVD recognize an mp4, the image won’t show yet because of the unacceptable resolution. If so, the only way to play an mp4 or any other video codec in DVD player is converting the MP4 to DivX or DVD codec, AND reduce size and resolution to 848x576 or less (for example 720x400) as well.
Solution for Playing all MP4 on DVD Player
In fact, with the right program, you can get all done easily and quickly. Here Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended to you. The program is easy to use and can help you convert MP4 and other H.265, MKV, VOB, MOV, AVI, etc. to a different format in fast speed and excellent output quality. It also can convert MP4 to Blu-ray Player, TV, YouTube, Instagram, VR, Editors like Windows Movie Maker etc supported formats. (Read review)
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For Mac users, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is a helpful app to encode media files for further usage. Below is a brief guide on how to convert MP4 files to DVD Player.
Step-by-step guide to Convert MP4 to suitable format for DVD Player
Step 1 Add MP4 files
Click "File" button to import MP4 videos which you want to play on DVD player, or you could just dragging files into the main interface of this tool.
Step 2 Select output format
Click "Format" and set "AVI" or "MPEG-2" as the output format from "Common Video" drop-down menu, if you want to play HD MP4 on HD DVD player or Blu-ray disc Player, choose "HD AVI" from the "HD Video" menu.
Tip: From "Setting" on the right-bottom of the window, it can allow you to customize output video parameters and the file size such as video resolution to 720*400, video bitrate, audio channels and so on depending on your needs.
Step 3 Convert MP4 to DVD supported DivX or MPEG-2
Click "Convert" to convert MP4 file to AVI or MPEG-2 the compatible file format to DVD player. Click "Open Folder" button to locate the converted MP4 files when your conversion is done.