How Can DVD Players Play MP4? Step-by-Step Guide

Diana Joan

Mar 16, 2016 08:47 am / Posted by Diana Joan

DVD player like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, etc and portable DVD player like Sylvania 9-Inch SDVD9000B2, Philips PD9012/37 9-Inch LCD Dual Screen, etc are becoimg more and more popular. Perhaps you have downloaded some MP4 (MPEG-4) movies from online, taken some MP4 videos with your camcorder or received some MP4 clips from friends and get a new DVD Player. Want to play MP4 videos on DVD player? then, you may find some guys have the confusion "Can DVD player play MP4?" and you may encounter the following similar problems:

Q: "Hi, My wife and I made a video of our recent marriage ceremony using a regular digital camera. I need to know how to make MP4 files "plug and play" on a DVD disc that would be compatible with a DVD player. I put it on a DVD +R disc, and although it plays fine on a computer, when I put it in our DVD player that we use for watching movies, it doesn't like it and says it's not recognized or compatible, or something like that. My elderly mother wasn't able to attend our wedding. She doesn't have a computer, but has a DVD player and TV that she knows how to use. Thanks in advance."

Play MP4 on DVD Player

So that you can play MP4 videos a more easeful way? As we know, 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. Do not assume that all players will play it because they will not. Well, what if your DVD player does not support MP4 files? Okay. In order to burn MP4 to DVD for successfully playing on various DVD players, we had better find a powerful MP4 to DVD Video Converter which will automatically convert MP4 to DVD player compatible format. Here gives an effective way you can choose.

- Convert MP4 to DVD without any quality loss.
- Different built-in DVD menu templates.
- Edit all your imported files with the classic editing features, like trimming, rotating, adding effects, etc.

- It also support transcoding MP4 to PS4, convert MP4 to Xbox One, View MP4 Files on Windows 10, Watch MP4 Files With VLC, Enjoy MP4 on KMPlayer, Play H.265 MP4 Blu-ray Movies on WDTV etc.
- Work at an incredible conversion speed to flow your work.
- Equipped with various DVD menu templates, giving you a new DVD experience.
- Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista or later.

Download the best MP4 to DVD Converter:

Note: For Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac. Now download the right version of this MP4 to DVD Converter according to your computer type and start the conversion.

How to Play MP4 on All Kinds of DVD Players? & View All Different MP4 files on DVD Player?

Step 1: Add downloaded MP4 Files

Click "Add Files" to add downloaded MP4 files with Divx codec from the PC local to the program, and you will see the main interface as below:

Add downloaded MP4 Files

Note: It supports batch conversion, you can import and transcode multiple MP4 movie files at one time.

Step 2: Choose output video format

In order to transcode MP4 to DVD Player, you are suggested to choose "Xvid AVI - Audio Video Interleaved(Xvid)(*.avi)" as output format for DVD Player. If you require for high quality, "DivX HD(*.avi)" would be a great choice. (Note: you can also choose MPEG-2 which usually used in Digital Television set top boxes and DVD.)

Choose output video format

Step 3: Start MP4 to DVD Player conversion

Preview the video in Pavtube built-in media player, and hit on the "Convert" button to start converting downloaded MP4 to AVI. Pavtube MP4 Video Converter would complete the conversion process in ever fast speed and you could find created AVI file in output folder on your computer for DVD Player.

Alternative way: Burn MP4 to DVD for Playing with DVD player

To play MP4 video on a DVD player, you can also try to burn MP4 to DVD for successfully playing on various DVD players:

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

2. Select video DVD on the menu of the burning software like Pavtube DVD Creater. 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.

Note: Some DVD burning software can't support MP4 format directly. In this case, you can get the help from Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to convert MP4 to your DVD burning software most compatible format like DivX/DivX (Money Saving Boundles - Save $35.1).

3. Remove the 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.

4. Wait for the MP4 video to load up on the television screen. Press the "Play" button on the DVD player to begin the playback.

Tips: 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.


You are done. In this page, we shared you two simple ways to play MP4 on DVD player. Choose one way you prefer. And Pavtube MP4 Video Converter is the ideal choice for you to convert MP4 to DivX, HD DivX and convert many of other video formats to DivX in order to successfully play MP4 on DVD Player/HD DVD player/Blu-ray Disc player. Playing MP4 files on DVD Player is no more a trouble. Start Enjoy!

Tips: How to play a DVD on your DVD player?

Playing DVD movies on a DVD player is generally a straightforward business. Provided that the file stored on the disc is of the standard format recognizable by the player, all a user has to do is to pop the disc in. The DVD player will automatically scan the disc and read the files in it. Once it had found all the compatible files, the interactive menu of the DVD will come out on the screen, if it is available. Otherwise, the movie will play immediately.

If the DVD fails to load, the problem could be one of two things - the files in the DVD are not burned properly or they are not compatible with the player at all. For cases like these, troubleshoot the problem and address it accordingly.

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