Can Play MP4 on DVD Player? Solved!

Have you tried to make a DVD copy of MP4 but failed to play on DVD player after finishing a short film, or recording an unforgettable parties video to share with your family or friends on TV? Even sometimes you found your Samsung TV can play the MP4 but your friend's old DVD player doesn't recognize it. you were tearing your hair out at this point as you've gone through 3 blank MP4 DVDs and none of them work on your DVD player. In fact, MP4/MPEG-4/H.265 MP4 is not coded in many DVD players including some of its successors like HD DVD players, Blu-ray disc players and 3D DVD players. In order to solve the problem and make MP4 play on DVD player smoothly, you can refer to the below solution.

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➤ Part 1 Why can't burn or play MP4 on DVD Player?

➤ Part 2 How to quickly convert MP4 files to view on DVD Player?

Part 1 Why can't burn or play MP4 on DVD Player?

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. 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). Maybe the latter 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, if you try to directly burn MP4 to DVD or your DVD burner app without function to re-encoding MP4 to MPEG-2, DivX, you will fail to play this MP4 disc on DVD player, unless the DVD players have the "Nero Digital" label on them.

Also, 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.

Part 2 How to quickly convert MP4 files to view on DVD Player?

For Mac users, if your MP4 videos can play well in QuickTime player, you can burn MP4 to DVD by dragging those files in to iDVD. However it would be a difficult task to burn some MP4 files that are encrypted with codecs that are not recognized by iDVD. In that case, the best MP4 to DVD converter for Mac will help you most.

No matter what computer you own is Mac OS or Windows, to make your MP4 files read by DVD player without hassles, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to help you convert all videos from MP4, VOB, FLV, MKV and 70 more formats into all sorts of other regular DVD-compatible video formats or MP4 to DVD ISO files. Besides, this all-in-one video converter can also help you rip Blu-ray, DVD movie files to any decent format you want. And it offers fast conversion speed like a breeze without any quality loss. With its bonus “crop”, "aspect ratio" and “parameter setting” function, you can flexibly adjust the output video file size to make it more suitable. For Mac users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now download the right version of this MP4 to DVD Converter according to your computer type and start the conversion.

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Please refer to the step-by-step guide below on how to directly convert MP4 to DVD player supported format for playing MP4 videos on your DVD players.

Step 1 Add MP4 files

Click "Add 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.

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Step 2 Select DVD player compatible AVI (DivX) or MPEG-2 Video as output format

Click "Select Format" and set "AVI" or "MPEG-2" as the output format from "Video" drop-down menu, if you want to play HD MP4 on HD DVD player or Blu-ray disc Player like 8K Player, choose "HD AVI" from the "HD Video" menu. 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.

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Note: If you want to edit your MP4 video files before watching it on DVD player, just click on the "Edit" button. you can trim or crop the unwanted parts and then merge them into the new one, transform video effects and add watermarks. And more, you can also set the aspect ratio at 16:9 or 4:3 as per your video needs to avoid any black bar. 

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Step 3 Convert MP4 to DVD supported DivX or MPEG-2

Click "Start" to convert MP4 file to AVI or MPEG-2 the compatible file format to DVD player.

Step 4 Make DVD ISO for playing MP4 on DVD player

Click "Open Folder" button to locate the converted MP4 files when your conversion is done, then simply click "Make ISO" to load the converted MP4 files to this DVD converter program again, and tab "Start" to create ISO for further burning into DVD. Or just leaving it as an ISO image file and DVD Folder, because most DVD players available nowadays can allow you to insert SD card, that means you can discard physical DVD disc to save money by simply copying those converted MP4 DVD ISO image files to more economic SD card so you'll be able to play the videos on all regular DVD players without any quality loss.

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Now you can connect the DVD player to your high-definition TV for a superior playback quality. If you'll like to watch an MKV, WMV, MOV or MTS videos file, the DVD creating mate Dimo Video Converter Ultimate can also do that for you by repeating the same operation listed as the above.

After that, you can directly watch them freely on your home DVD player or TV now! Still got trouble to playing MP4 on DVD player? Please feel free to Email Us with detailed information of your device such as device model, build number, kernel version and else. Attach some snapshots would be better.

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