Commonly, when you can’t play some MP4 movies on your Sony Blu-ray Player via USB HDD/USB Hard Drive, the best workaround is to convert the video to Sony Blu-ray Player supported video format. But when you can’t play .mp4 on Sony Blu-ray Player, how can you do? You perhaps confused why Sony Blu-ray Player can’t play MP4 because Sony Blu-ray Player is supposed to playabck H.264 MP4 video files. To figure out the reason, you should read on the below. We also suggest the best solution to Sony Blu-ray Player MP4 playback issue in the following part.
First of all, to learn the reasons clearly, you should be aware of MP4 and Sony Blu-ray Player supported format.
What is MP4 format?
MP4, or MPEG-4 Part 14, is a media container format, storing video, audio, subtitles and images, normally in .mp4 file extension. To make it clearer:
e.g. MP4 container (.mp4) = MP4 format video (H.264 codec) + audio + subtitle
What file formats does MP4 support?
MP4 is a container format that can store video, audio and other data. So, what formats does MP4 support?
Video formats: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4(A)SP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Theora, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, VP8, VP9, MVC
Audio formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, Opus, AC-3, DTS, LPCM, ALAC, DTS-HD
Caption/subtitle formats: MPEG-4 Timed Text
Most Common Combination of MP4 Video and Audio Codec
MP4： Xvid MP3; MP4： H264 AAC; MP4: H.265 AAC
Sony Blu-ray Player Supported Video Formats
MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), AVCHD Disc Format, Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi), MPEG-1 Video / PS (.mpg .MPEG, .mkv).VOB, .VRO, MPEG-2 Video / PS, TS ( .mpg.MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv).VOB, .VRO, MPEG-4 / AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv), VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv), WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv), Xvid (.avi, .mkv)
From the chart above, we can know that Sony Blu-ray Player supports MP4 container with .mp4 and .m4v extension encoded H.264 video codec and MP3 audio codec. However, there are many H.265 AAC MP4, H.265 DTS MP4 media files. These MP4 container files with Sony Blu-ray Player unsupported video codec and audio codec can lead MP4 video playback choppy on Sony Blu-ray Player, MP4 playback on Sony Blu-ray Player no video, MP4 files on Sony Blu-ray Player no audio, MP4 streaming on Sony Blu-ray Player video and audio out of sync, audio delay when playback MP4 on Sony Blu-ray Player, etc issues. To play your MP4 files on Sony Blu-ray Player without any hassle, you can try to re-encode your MP4 video to H.264 AAC MP4 for Sony Blu-ray Player streaming via USB with some video transcoder applications.
How to convert H.265 MP4 Files to Sony Blu-ray Player supported video format?
With Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily re-encode your H.265 MP4/MKV/MOV/MXF files with Sony Blu-ray Player unsupported codec to H.264 AAC MP4 for Sony Blu-ray Player. You can freely change the video codec and audio codec to compatible with Sony Blu-ray Player when converting MP4 files. Besides MP4, you also can convert AVI to Sony Blu-ray Player, MKV to Sony Blu-ray Player, MOV to Sony Blu-ray Player, WMV to Sony Blu-ray Player, VOB to Sony Blu-ray Player, etc with right video/audio codec. You also can convert 2D to 3D MP4 for your Sony Blu-ray Player (UBP-X1100ES, UBP-X800M2, UBP-X800, UBP-X700, BDP-S6700, BDP-S3700, BDP-S1700, UBP-X1000ES, etc).
With Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, you can add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles video files and trim/crop/split/merge video files , too. If needed, you also can extract MP3 audio from video files including YouTube video, FaceBook video with it. Besides, not only this video converter for Windows, its equivalent macOS Catalina version Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is also available at 20% discount in Acrok Special Deal.
Steps to Transcode H.265 MP4 to H.264 MP4 for Sony Blu-ray Player
Step 1: Download and install the H.265 to H.264 video converter. Then Click “Add File” icon to load H.265 MP4 files you want to convert from your harddrives. You can add more than one file at one time. You can double click the video title in the source file list to preview the video you select.
Step 2. Choose the optimized format for Sony Blu-ray Player. Now click the “Format” icon to reveal output panel. And move mouse cursor to “Common Video” category to select “H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the output format. The optimized output format will contains the best video settings for playback on your Sony Blu-ray Player.
Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert H.265 MP4 to Sony Blu-ray Plyer friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Once the conversion ends, you can transfer the files to the USB drive then playback your movies on the Sony Blu-ray Player with best quality.