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Playing MP4 on Sony Bravia TV from USB Device

This article covers a tutorial to transfer and play MP4 movies on Sony Bravia TV through USB device.

Playing MP4 on Sony Bravia TV from USB Device
One of the stunning features of Sony Bravia TV is that it enables you to play your music, photo and video files from a USB device. Ever tried to put some person video files like MP4 to Sony Bravia TV for enjoyment? Don't know how to? Here I'd like to share a simple tutorial to help you transfer and play MP4 on Sony Bravia TV easily.

Browsing its specs, we can know 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.

A quick workaround I've found out for viewing MP4 files on Sony Bravia TV via USB is to convert incompatible codec contains in MP4 format to Sony Bravia TV acceptable H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. Brorsoft Video Converter is the right choice for you.

With the MP4 converter's beneficial customization tool, you can easily adjust the output file size, frame rate to perfectly fit on your Sony Bravia 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. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Video Converter for Mac, which has the same function with the Windows version.

Convert MP4 Files to Sony Bravia TV Friendly Format

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

2. 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.

Tip: 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.

3. After all necessary settings, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start MP4 to Sony Bravia TV compatible format conversion process.

After the conversion, hit the Open 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.

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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