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How to Play MP4 on Sony TV?

September 6 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #mp4 to sony tv, #best mp4 video converter

How to solve Sony TV won't play MP4 videos? If you also want to find out the answers for MP4 Sony TV playback, please read this article.


Maybe you have many MP4 videos and want to watch them from your PC or Mac to better TV like Sony TV for enjoying more wonderful videos with your friends and family. But when you stream MP4 videos to Sony TV, maybe encounter these situations: “only sound and no picture ”,“ watching a MP4 movie after run of around 30 minutes or so it stopped and displayed an error “ playback not available ” or “ getting a black screen ”, etc. Don’t worry, we will offer you the answer.

This is no fault of your storage, maybe your Sony TV. Because MP4 is a complex video container, which includes different video encodings. And only MP4 videos with encodings and resolution matching with the default encodings and resolution of the Sony TV can be played on Sony TV successfully. Accoring to Sony official website, Sony TV supports formats including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4(Part 2 and 10), DivX SD, etc. Please see the following picture:


1. Use the DLNA feature to access media files over your home network from other DLNA enabled devices, such as a PC or PlayStation®3 system.
2.Enjoy media files from a USB device, such as a digital camera, MP3 player, or USB storage device, connected to the USB input on the TV.
3. Legend: O = Supported, X = Not Supported

Therefore, in that case that you need to encode MP4 to Sony TV friendly format like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4(Part 2 and 10), etc. It sounds a bit complicated. Actually, it's very easy as long as you have a professional MP4 to Sony TV converter.

Pavtube Video Converter/Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is such a smart tool for you. Even through you don't know what audio or video codec in MP4 is best for Sony TV, this app can let you encode your MP4 files to a full compatible format like MPEG-4 MP4 for Sony TV just with one click. Then, the entire conversion process will take you a few minutes. After that, you can watch your MP4 files on the big screen TV.

Besides encoding MP4 video to Sony TV, it not only can encode MP4 video to Samsung TV, LG TV, Panasonic TVLG TV, Apple TV and more TVs on Windows computer/Mac, but also can convert MKV, H.265, FLV, MOV, VOB, Video TS etc to Sony TV formats for playing. The method on Mac is the same as on Windows computer. Now follow me to encode MP4 to Sony TV playable videos.

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Then, follow the guide below to convert MP4 to Sony TV supported videos for playing smoothly.

How to encode MP4 audios and videos to Sony TV friendly format?

Step 1. Add MP4 files into program

After download, you just have this great Sony TV video converter installed on your computer.  Click the "Add Video" to import MP4 files to the program. Or directly drag MP4 to the program. If you want to convert in batch, this powerful converter also supports you to import several MP4 files at the same time.

Step 2.Choose output file format

Just click the “Sony TV mp4” as output format from “TVS”, which is so easy. Or select the format from Common Video.


Tips: To change the video size, video codec and bit rate, you can just click the “Settings” button. The video will be converted in the original video size if you start to convert the video now without any change. If you keep everything default original, the video can be converted without any quality lose.

Step 3. Convert MP4 to Sony TV quickly

Click Convert button to complete converting MP4 to Sony TV supported video format. If you don’t remember the location of general files, click “Open” button to find it quickly.

When the conversion is finished, just add your extra disk to Sony TV through the USB pot. On your Sony TV, find the menu to access this USB disk and locate the MP4 video. Now you can play your MP4 video on Sony TV freely. Just have a try!

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