Can DVD Players Play MP4? Check Solutions at Once!

September 05, 2019Andrew Miller

MP4 is a popular multimedia container format that is compatible with all web browsers, devices and TVs. You may wonder can DVD players play MP4. Frankly, MP4 cannot be played on some DVD players. But it can be played on some DVD players with USB port.

Or you just want to play a favorite MP4 movie on your new DVD player. Well, you can still find answers in the following article. We will provide you 2 easy solutions to burn or convert MP4 file for playing on DVD players.

Play MP4 via DVD Player

Play MP4 via DVD Player

Part 1. Why MP4 Cannot Be Played on Most DVD Players

Commonly, a standalone DVD player can only read DVDs that have to use MPEG-2 or DivX. When you try to directly burn MP4 files to DVD or your DVD creator app has no feature of converting MP4 to MPEG-2, DivX, you will only find that DVD player cannot play MP4.

Most 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.

Part 2. Burn MP4 to DVD for Playing on DVD Player

If your DVD player cannot play MP4 file, you can burn the MP4 file to DVD with a DVD burner. Aiseesoft DVD Creator is the professional DVD burning software to burn video, audio, and images to DVD Disc, folder, or ISO files with high quality. It has customizable menus and powerful editing features to create DVDs at ease.

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Aiseesoft DVD Creator

  • Easily burn MP4 to DVD disc, DVD folder, or ISO files.
  • Provide various editing features to edit MP4 before burning.
  • Add audio track and subtitles to create your own DVD.
  • Create DVD with video like MP4, VOB, AVI, FLV, 3GP, MOV, etc.

How to use MP4 to DVD Creator

Step 1. Add MP4 to DVD Creator
Run DVD Creator on your computer. Click "Add Files" to load the MP4 file into the program.
Add Files
Step 2. Select destination
If you want to burn the MP4 file into a DVD disc. Click "Destination" and choose the DVD disc you have inserted.
Step 3. Customize menu
In the preview window, you are able to choose your favorite menu. Click "Edit" button to start customizing menu, frame, button, and text. After editing, click "Save" button.
Customize Menu
Step 4. Edit MP4 video
Click "Edit" to start editing the MP4 video before burning to DVD. You can adjust the parameter settings, trim the MP4 video length, crop the MP4 video, and add watermark as you want. Then click "Burn" to burn MP4 to DVD.

After burning, you should remove the DVD from your computer. Next, you can power the DVD player, and insert the disk into the drive. Open your TV and enjoy playing the MP4 file on your DVD player.

Part 3. Convert MP4 to DVD Player Supported Formats

Another solution is to convert MP4 to DVD player supported format, such as VOB, Divx, AVI, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is the professional tool to convert, enhance and edit video and audio in 1000 formats.

Video Converter Ultimate


Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate

  • Convert MP4 to VOB, AVI, Divx, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, etc.
  • Convert video to video, gif, or audio.
  • Enhance video quality, brightness, and remove noise.
  • Add external subtitle, audio track and multi-audio tracks.

How to convert MP4 to DVD supported format

Step 1. Add MP4 file to the program
Download, install and launch Video Converter on your computer. Click "Add File" button to load the MP4 file into the program.
Add File
Step 2. Choose output DVD format
Click "Profile" and choose the output DVD format. You can choose VOB, Divx, MPEG-2, AVI, or MPEG-1. Then, click "Browse" to select the output folder.
Step 3. Edit and enhance MP4 file
Click "Edit" to start customizing the MP4 file. You can rotate, crop, change effects, and add watermark to the video. For video enhancement, you can upscale resolution, optimize brightness and contrast, remove video noise, and reduce video shaking.
Step 4. Start Converting MP4 to DVD
Click "Apply" to use these adjustments. After all is set, click "Convert" to start converting MP4 to VOB. Then, you can watch the MP4 movie on your DVD player.

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We mainly introduced 2 ultimate solutions in this article. You can burn MP4 to DVD with the professional DVD Creator. Or you can convert MP4 to DVD supported formats with Video Converter Ultimate. With the powerful software, it is convenient to play MP4 on DVD player. If you have other better methods, please feel free to leave a comment.

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