Playing .mp4 files on Philips TV via USB Stick directly

Some Philips TV models can play MP4 files without anu hassle while some Philips TVs only like Divx/Xvid with AC3 or MP3 audio in an AVI container. Moreover, you can play some MP4 files on a Philips TV but when you play another MP4 video, the same Philips TV refuses to play them. Why And how to do when your Philips TV can’t recognize your MP4 videos

play MP4 on Philips TV

Generally, this is no fault of your Philips TVs. The .mp4 is just a container for the video and audio codecs. For instance the .mp4 could have the video coded in DivX, H.263, XviD, H264/AVC, or M-PEG4 to name a few. But your Philips TVs only can read part of the codecs. Therefore, when you can’t play a MP4 video on a Philips TV, the main reason will boil down to the codec used for your MP4 files. You can check whether your Philips TV supports MP4 video and what video and audio codec it supports in the following attachment:

Please find attached an overview of all supported CODEC’s in Philips TV model numbers. Now not only for TV but also for HTS (HTSxxxx) and Blu-ray (BDPxxxx) players.


If the format is NOT supported, you might consider converting it to a format that your Philips TV supported. There is a video conversion program for doing this. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best Philips TV converter, which is winning more and more credit. With Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can convert MP4 to Philips TV accepted H.264 MP4 videos or DivX/XviD AVI without any quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MP4 videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MOV, MXF. MTS, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV .etc. Apart from converting MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, AVCHD, MXF, VOB, RMVB to Philips TV more supported video format with no efforts to play video on Philips TV, you also can convert 2D to 3D for Philips 3D TV playback.

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Steps to Convert MP4 Videos to Philips TV Compatible Format for playing

Step 1. Add MP4 video file

Click the “File” button and choose the “Load Files” to import MP4 file you want to burn. You can even burn more than one MP4 file at once. For this you can merge all them in one. A single video can also be classified into different mini clips.

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Step 2. Pick output format for Philips TV

After importing MP4 files into the app, you need to select an output format that is compatible with Philips TV. Open the “Format” list on the right and click “HD Video >HD MP4 “. Check the supported video format and codec of your Philips TV. You also can choose DivX AVI, XviD AVI, etc.

Step 3. Covnert MP4 to Philips TV

You can then start MP4 video to Philips TV conversion by clicking the “Convert” button. When the conversion is done, you can share the output videos to Philips TV, portable devices, players etc. and enjoy yourself.

After the conversion is over, connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, transfer the files to the USB drive then plug the drive in the Philips TV. Enjoy.

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