Sony Bravia TV Not Playing Movies from USB Flash Drive, Solved!

Diana Joan

Mar 02, 2016 07:17 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Bravia TV not playing movies from USB flash drive

Hi everyone. I downloaded a movie to my PC, where I started to play it in order to check that it was ok, which it was. I then copied it from PC to 32 GB USB flash drive/ memory stick. Again,It worked when I started to play it on the PC. I then plugged the flash drive into the USB port on my Sony Bravia KDL32EX503 TV. A message appeared on the screen to say that the flash drive had been inserted, but nothing happened after that. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any help.

Video formats can be played on Bravia TV via USB

You can enjoy photo, music and video files store on USB storage device on your Sony Bravia TV, however, USB playback is only supported for MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video file with the extension *.mpg. Therefore, if the video or movie file that you stored on your USB drive are not in those two formats, you will fail to play them on Sony Bravia TV.

Sony Bravia TV

Solution to play any video/movies formats on Bravia TV via USB

Fortunately, your issues can be easily solved with a brilliant TV converter application. There is a workable and simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which facilitates you to convert virtually any online downloaded movies or device recorded videos to Sony Bravia TV USB supported MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 formats. If you are not familiar with TV profile settings, the program also enables you to directly output video/movie to Sony or other famous TV brand such as Samsung/LG/Panasonic TV specially optimized profile format.

Adjust output video aspect ratio for Bravia TV playback

Sometimes, the video that's going to be played on your Sony Bravia TV may not fit with the TV displaying aspect ratio that you have set before, you can adjust the aspect ratio settings with our program to let it adapt with your Bravia TV. In addition, if there are black bars around the video when you view them in the displaying window, you can use the "crop" function to remove them off.

Step by step to Convert and Play Video/Movie on Sony Bravia TV via USB

Step 1: Add video files to the program.

Launch Sony Bravia TV converter program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" option to import videos or movies to the application.

Load video or movie files to the program

Step 2: Choose Sony Bravia TV usb playback format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose Bravia TV USB supported playback formats from "Common Video" > "MPEG-1 Video (*.mpg)" or "MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)".

Output Sony Bravia TV USB supported formats

You can also select to output Sony TV preset profile formats as below:

Output Sony TV preset profile formats

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio or crop black bars.

Adjust output aspect ratio: Open "Video Editor" window, under "Crop" tab, click "Advanced Mode" in the right panel, then select "Keep Ratio" option in the left panel, from "Display aspect ratio" drop-down list, you can either keep the original aspect ratio by choosing "Original" or keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists.

Adjust output aspect ratio

Crop black edges: drag the green dash line around the video to remove the black edges in the video frame.

Crop off black edges

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom "Convert" button to start video/movie to Sony Bravia TV USB format conversion process immediately.

When the conversion is done, click "Open Output Folder" button to pop out the folder with converted files, then following the steps below to play video/movie on Bravia TV from USB flash drive:
1. Connect the flash drive to the USB port of the TV.
2. Press the MENU button on the supplied remote. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to go to Video, then press the select or enter button. The file or folder list will appear.
3. Press any of 4 arrow buttons to select a file or folder, then press the select or enter button. When you select a folder, select a file then press the select or enter button. Playback will start.

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