Can dvd player play mp4 file?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by joel2007, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. joel2007

    joel2007 Active Member

    I have some mp4 files from youtube. I want to burn it to DVD to play it on DVD player.
    My question is: can dvd player play mp4 file?
    Note that my DVD player is very old. I don't think it can play divx file.
    If playing mp4 file on an old dvd player is not an option. What software can I use to convert mp4 file to be playable on DVD player?

    Thank you.
  2. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    As far as I know the only non-DVD video format any DVD player has the ability to play is DivX; usually fairly similar to MP4, but a different container. I don't know of any player that'll simply play an MP4 file that's burned onto a disc (though I think the PS3 can do that?).

    To convert your file to something a DVD player can handle, you'll need to author a basic DVD (with or without a menu), which can be done with any number of DVD authoring programs. There are some free applications that will do this, and some converting software has the ability to create basic DVD file structures already built in.
  3. joel2007

    joel2007 Active Member

    Thanks for the reply.
    Can you tell me the name of the dvd authoring software?
  4. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    There are a few freeware ones listed here:

    I've never used any of them, though, so I can't recommend one over the others. But the first one listed, Video DVD Maker Free, claims to make a DVD in 3 clicks out of a wide assortment of video files; so it can probably do what you want without any other knowledge required.
  5. joel2007

    joel2007 Active Member

    Can slysoft software Clonedvd or AnyDVD convert mp4 file to DVD file?
  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    No, CloneDVD is used to rip a DVD to a file, copy from commercial DVD, or burn to DVD from an iso file. AnyDVD's primary function is to remove encryption (although it does have a ripper built in). CloneDVD Mobile converts DVDs to other formats (like divx, mp4, etc). Slysoft does not have any software to convert mp4 to a DVD compliant structure.

    Google is your friend. (Maybe if Shannon gets on and sees this she may give a plug.)
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  7. Fitter

    Fitter New Member

    Play Divx on DVD Player

    The most common and old video format of DVD Players is DivX. Almost all the DVD Players can play DivX files whatever they are old or new. To play files with different formats on DVD Players, it will be better to convert them to DivX to have a try. :clap:
  8. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Actually most old DVD players can't play divx, that only came in later and is not always included in cheap players
  9. elsondiane

    elsondiane New Member

    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.

    In order to burn MP4 to DVD for successfully playing on various DVD players, we had better find a powerful MP4 to DVD burner which will automatically convert MP4 to DVD player compatible format as well as burn the converted MP4 files to DVD disc.

    Below will introduce the free download link of the just right MP4 to DVD Burner and a detailed guide on how to use this wonderful tool to successfully burn MP4 to DVD for easy playback. at Solution on MP4 Won’t Play on DVD Player