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MP4 Files Not Seen/Played by DLNA Sever

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DLNA is a way for multimedia devices to communicate with each other on a local network. You are able to stream films, pictures and files from your laptop to your TV and HD media players via DLNA, sharing media content with family members and friends. In this article, we aim to talk about how to convert MP4 to DLNA more friendly format as we found many guys meet issues when play MP4 via DLNA.

"I downloaded a bunch of .mp4 files (80 or so) from a single location, but none of them play via DLNA. Actually, I should say that they're not even VISIBLE when I try and point to them on my TV. So I'm not getting an error; I just don't see anything. So, any way to help me play MP4 via DLNA without hassle?"

Why DLNA won't play MP4 files? Based on our testing, perhaps a codec issue. MP4 is a flexible container format which can store just about anything (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4(A)SP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, VP8, VP9, MVC). Therefore if you can't play MP4 video files over DLNA, it's probably that your MP4 file codec is not compatible with DLNA. In this case, a quick solution is to convert MP4 to DLNA more friendly format. Brorsoft Video Converter (or Mac) is the right solution for you.

It is just the right tool to help you achieve the goal. With it, you can easily change any video including MKV, VOB, TiVo, AVI, MOV, and more to DLNA compatible video files with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality.

How to convert MP4 to DLNA supported video format

Step 1. Run the program and load your source video files .mp4 format into it.

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Step 2. Tap Format bar and choose a DLNA supported video format. MPEG-4, MPEG-2 from "Common Video" are all the proper choice.

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Tip: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters. As for DLNA streaming, select a proper bitrate and resolution based on your WLAN bandwidth.

Step 3. Click Convert button to start converting MP4 media to a DLNA compatible video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button and then stream and play MP4 via DLNA freely.

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