The MP4 file format is supposed to be universally compatible across all platforms and operating systems. However, there will still be times when you would fail to play MP4 files on Sony TV. Your Sony TV may say that the format is not the supported format and Sony TV can't recognized the MP4 files. So what's the matter? Read on for details.

From Sony's official website, we clearly know that Sony TV is only compatible with MP4 in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec. However, MP4 is a container format which contains various kinds of video and audio codecs. Once the MP4 files can't meet the requirement of Sony TV input format, you'll get into trouble to play MP4 in Sony TV. And there are some other reasons that may lead to the Sony TV and MP4 incompatible problem.

Other Reasons:

* MP4 Video content will not play, or not play correctly on Sony TV, if there is an error in the content or the container.
* If the Index Table is in error, the Seek (Jump) function is not supported.
* When you play MP4 video on Sony TV over a network connection, the video may not be played smoothly.
* Some USB/digital camera devices may not be compatible with the player.

To solve "Sony TV not playing MP4" issue, a widely recommended solution is convert MP4 to Sony TV more compatible MP4 format. EaseFab Video Converter is an easy-to-use tool to help you fast and batch convert MP4 to Sony TV supported file formats with zero quality loss on matter what models your Sony TV are, like Sony Bravia TV, Sony KDL-46HX820 TV, Sony KDL46EX521 TV, Sony KDL-46EX520 TV or other models. The program also supports encoding/re-encoding many other popular video formats like MKV, FLV, AVI, VOB, MOV, WTV, AVCHD, TMS, MXF, MVI and more. If you're a Mac user, simply turn to Video Converter for Mac. Now download the right program and follow the simple guide below to start encoding/re-encoding MP4 files for Sony TV.

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Guide of converting MP4 files for Sony TV

Step 1. Import MP4 videos

This program offers you two doable ways to upload your MP4 files. You can either click the "Add Video" button to browse your hard disk or local directories and load the target files or simply drag your local MP4 videos onto the interface. You can add several files to do batch conversion.


Step 2. Choose the output format

Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to TV and Players category to Select Sony TV as the output format. The optimized output format will contains the best video settings for playback on your Sony TV.


Tip: Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.

Step 3. Start MP4 to Sony TV conversion

Click the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the interface to convert the MP4 file to your Sony TV. This Video Converter will finish the MP4 to Sony TV conversion in just a few minutes.

After conversion, you can transfer all the output files to a usb drive and then play them on Sony TV via from USB or DLNA devices.

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