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Playing MP4 on Sony Bravia TV via USB with Best Quality


A Sony Bravia TV is big entertainment in our daily life. You can connect the USB storage device to Sony Bravia TV's USB port for enjoying video files stored in the device. However, it has video format limitation. Files stored on USB device need to be compatible with Sony Bravia TV. In this article, we will explore a simple guide to convert and play MP4 on Sony Bravia TV. Chances are you have some MP4 files stored on USB and want to watch MP4 movies on Sony Bravia TV, just read on to learn how to.

Generally, Sony Bravia TV supports MP4 format, but it should be encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. If the MP4 files that you are going to play on Sony Bravia TV are not encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec, your Sony Bravia TV will fail to recognize them. If you insist on viewing the MP4 files on Sony Bravia TV via USB storage device, you can apply a simple video conversion application Brorsoft Video Converter to help to transcode incompatible codec contains in MP4 format to Sony Bravia TV acceptable H.264/MPEG-4 AVC MP4 format. With the program's beneficial customization tool, you can easily adjust the output file size, frame rate to perfectly fit on your Sony TV. Besides MP4, the software has a codec pack that enables conversion between different video and audio file formats, it can convert MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, etc to Sony Bravia TV supported file format with the best quality.

P.S. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Video Converter for Mac, which has the same function with the Windows version. After download, you just have this great Sony TV video converter installed on your computer. Then, follow the guide below to play MP4 on Sony Bravia TV smoothly.

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Convert MP4 Files to Sony Bravia TV Format for Playback via USB drive

Step 1: Load MP4 files to the program

Run the MP4 to Sony Bravia TV Converter program on your computer click Add button to load unsupported MP4 files to the program.


Step 2: Choose best video format for Sony TV

Click the Format bar, scroll down the main category menu to select Sony TV more compatible video. You can easily choose a decent profile "SONY TV (*.mp4)" from TVs profile list. Of course, you can also choose H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video.


Step 3: Customize output profile parameters

Click "Settings" to open Profile Parameter window. you can adjust the output video codec as H.264, file resolution as 1920*1080, frame rate as 60fps, etc for the best playing effects on Sony Bravia TV.

Step 4: Start conversion

Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start MP4 to Sony Bravia TV compatible format conversion process. When the conversion is completed, hit the Open; on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files. Then transfer the generated files to your USB drive, plug the USB drive into your Sony Bravia TV's USB port for playing MP4 files on Sony Bravia TV via USB with ease.

More Tricks for Watching Movies on Sony Braiva TV via USB

1. Proper profile parameters for playing MP4 files on Bravia TV:
Subtitles: External subtitles
Supported maximum resolution: 1920*1080
Supported Minimum resolution: QCIF(176*144)
Supported maximum frame rate: 1920*1080@60fps

2. Besides converting videos to a proper file format, to watch videos on Sony Bravia TV from USB drive correctly, the video files should be located in the following folder structure:

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