Play MP4/MKV/AVI, etc Videos on Sony Blu-ray Player

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Q: Can I play 4K H.265 .mp4 moives on Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (UBP-X700)? I downloaded 46.5 GB movies from the movie website and copied them to my new USB flash drive, but UBP-X700 won’t play MP4 files. I used Google to find a solution, but it didn’t work. Hope to get a solution soon. Now we have to watch the old discs. Is going through a bit of a phase. Damn 2019-nCoV.

A: To be able to directly play HEVC video on a Sony Blu-ray player through USB drive, you need to match two things:

1) Firstly, your Sony Blu-ray player must have native support for HEVC H.265 codec, if not, you have to use a third party media player app;

2) Secondly, even if your Sony Blu-ray player has native support for x265, it must have limits on video specifications. For example, if your Sony Blu-ray player only supports H.265 video in MKV container, then you shouldn’t play a H.265 file in an MP4 wrapper; if it doesn’t support high bitrate H.265 video, but you try to play such a file, of course, it will fail to play. All the similar things will make your TV watching very painful.

Can Sony Blu-ray players play movies from USB?

In the past, Blu-ray players were essential entertainment equipment for every home. It’s interesting to enjoy Hollywood classic movies with our family. With the development of science and technology, the functions of electronic equipment are becoming more and more powerful. Blu-ray/DVD player isn’t the only way to enjoy our favorite movies on TV. We can watch movies from my phone on my Smart TV. If you already have your media files on a USB drive, you can simply plug it into a smart TV. DLNA makes it easier to stream and transfer your favorite music, films, and pictures between your DLNA-supported devices – including TVs, PCs, portable servers, and gaming consoles. A modern smart TV has multiple USB ports and can detect and autoplay the media files on the USB drive when plugged in. Of course, we can enjoy any hot movies with Netflix too. Today I’ll show you how to play MP4, MKV and AVI movies on Sony Blu-ray player. The premise is that your Sony Blu-ray Player has a USB interface.

Sony Blu-ray player Supported Video/Audio Formats

Before transferring your movies to a USB fdrive, you have to know what file formats can Sony Blu-ray players play. The following will be useful.

Video format
MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), AVCHD Disc Format, Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi), MPEG-1 Video / PS (.mpg .MPEG, .mkv).VOB, .VRO, MPEG-2 Video / PS, TS ( .mpg.MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv).VOB, .VRO, MPEG-4 / AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv), VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv), WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv), Xvid (.avi, .mkv)

Audio Format
AAC (.AAC, .mka), Dolby Digital (.ac3, .mka), AIFF (.aiff, .aif), ALAC (.m4a), DSD – DSDIFF / DSD (.dff, .dsf), FLAC (.flac, .fla), HEAAC v.1 / v.2 / level2, WMA10 Pro, LPCM (.mka), Vorbis, WMA9 Standard (.WMA)

It’s easier than ever to enjoy videos and music stored on USB drives or your home network, without having to worry about video or music formats. That’s because Sony latest Blu-ray Disc players support 26% more combinations of video, container, and audio codecs than previous models, including new .mkv files and High-Resolution Audio. Unfortunately, we still can’t play the download H.265/HEVC and some common video formats with Sony Blu-ray Player.

HEVC is a video compression standard, designed as a successor to the widely used Advanced Video Coding. In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers from 25% to 50% better data compression at the same level of video quality, or substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. H. 265 is more advanced than H. 264 in several ways. HEVC is supported on the latest devices, such as Galaxy S20, iPhone 11, OnePlus 8, Google Pixel 4, etc. Many 4K videos use H.265/HEVC encoding now. But Sony Blu-ray Players can’t handle the popular video codec so far. So Sony Blu-ray Player won’t read H.265 MKV, H.265 MP4 files. To play all video formats on Sony Blu-ray Player, a best way is to transcode your video to Sony Blu-ray Player supported video and audio formats.

Best Video Converter for Sony Blu-ray Player

Searching for video converter on Google search engine, UFUSoft Video Converter is a top-ranked one. It can convert any videos, including 4K, to Sony Blu-ray Player supported video format with excellent video quality. If your Sony Blu-ray Player is not 4K model and you have some 4K videos, it even can compress 4K to 1080p /720p for your normal HD TV. For those who are not good at video conversion jog, it offers the optimized preset for the mainstream Blu-ray Player brands, such as LG, Samsung, Panasonic so that you don’t need to adjust the video/audio parameters on your own. If you are Mac user, please try UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac.

Free download Any Video to Sony Blu-ray Player Converter

Supported Devices: UBP-X1100ES, UBP-X800M2, UBP-X800, UBP-X700, BDP-S6700, BDP-S3700, BDP-S1700, UBP-X1000ES, etc.

How to Convert MP4/MKV/AVI to Sony Blu-ray Player supported format?

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1. Load source files

Launch UFUSoft Video Converter as the MP4/MKV/AVI to Sony Blu-ray Player Converter. Click the “Add file” or “Add folder” icon on to load your video files.

DAV video converter

2. Select output format

Click on “Format” bar, and select output format from the drop-down list. H.264 encoded MP4 formats is available. For some common protable devices and software, special output formats are listed for you, such as Android, Apple, Windows, Editing Software and so on. If you like, you can click the “Settings” to set parameters for your devices.

hd video format

3.Start converting videos
Click “Convert” button. This app will do the rest for you. After the conversion, click “Open” to get the exported files and transfer them to your USB drive for playback on your Blu-ray Player. Quite a simple workflow. No extra transcoding is required while playing them on your TV.