Many DVD players today have a USB port that would let you play digital media files on the DVD player via USB directly. But when you try to play an MP4 on such a DVD player, it often says, “file is not supported.” This blog is here to help you understand why such an error happens and how to play MP4 on a DVD player from USB without error. Just keep on reading.

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Michelle | Sep 21, 2022

Can My DVD Player Play MP4 from USB?

Depending on what DVD player model you use, the answer could vary. You have to look at the manual and see what formats your DVD player support exactly. Generally, the majority of DVD players do not support MP4 playback as MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 VOB are the standard DVD formats, and some other DVD players can play back DivX AVI files. But newer DVD models have MP4 support now.

If you can’t play MP4 on your DVD player, you can buy a portable DVD player that plays MP4 from USB. Or you can stick to the current DVD player and use a format converter to convert MP4 to DVD player format for easy playback. Compared with the first option, the second one is more cost-effective, and we will elaborate more details on how to convert MP4 to play on a DVD player via USB in the next part. Read on.

Note. Some DVD players may have video resolution capped at SD 720 × 576 and 720 × 480. Check the specific encoding settings on your DVD manual. If your DVD player is supposed to play MP4 files but failed, the cause could also be the wrong video/audio codec or other parameter settings. Use the video converter below to fix the problem at once.

How to Convert MP4 to Play on DVD Player from USB?

After checking the supported format, you can convert your MP4 to that format to make MP4 playable on the DVD player. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a top-rated video format converter that can effortlessly help you with this kind of conversion. It can fast convert MP4 to VOB (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), DivX AVI, and other mainstream video and audio formats. It also provides customizable settings that let you flexibly change video parameters, like resolution, codec, aspect ratio, bitrate, norm, etc. Moreover, it can do basic video editing, including trimming, merging, compression, and so on.

This MP4 to DVD player converter is easy to use. With the tutorial below, let’s free download free download the program to convert MP4 to DVD player format.

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Step 1. Add the Unplayable MP4 File

Start HD Video Converter on your PC desktop and open the “Converter.” Next, click the center “+” button or the top-left “Add Files” to import the unsupported MP4 files into the program. Bulk video conversion is supported.

Step 2. Choose Your DVD Player Compatible Format

On the right side of the program, click to open the output format page. Then head to the “Video” section and select a video format supported by your DVD player. For example, the VOB DVD format or the DivX format.

In the “Parameter settings” below, you can further modify the output settings, such as changing the video codec, downscaling video resolution, etc.

Step 3. Convert DVD to Play on DVD Player

Finally, click the output folder option at the bottom to set an output folder and hit “Run” to finish the conversion. After that, transfer the converted files to your USB and connect the USB to your DVD player. Now, you should be able to watch the video on your DVD player without issue.


That’s pretty much everything I want to share about how to play MP4 on a DVD player from USB. Apart from using an MP4 DVD player that plays MP4 files, converting MP4 to play on the DVD player is a good option, too. I hope you’ll find this method helpful. Right now, you can download download the converter to make your MP4 playable on your DVD player again.

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