What Video Formats Are Supported by A DVD Player?

DVD Player Converter - Convert Any Video Formats to DVD Player Supported One

A DVD player is a device which has the ability in playing DVD discs and other related discs. Many users have been asking about the supported video formats by a DVD player. Now the following article just gives the answer as well as provides the solution for how to play the unsupported video formats on DVD player.

What Video Formats Are Supported by A DVD Player?

This is a difficult, but also easy question. Well, it depends on DVD player brand and model in view of so many DVD players and models on the market. For example,

Samsung DVD Players

It is not difficult to find on Samsung website that all Samsung DVD players support DVD (only region code 4 will work with Australian units), Video-CD (MPEG1) and Audio-CD and there are also some models of Samsung DVD players which also plays DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM,  CD-ROM, CDV, CDI, HD layer of super Audio CD, CDGs play audio only, not graphics as well as DVD, Video-CD and Audio-CD. And also some high-end Samsung DVD players also support to play DVD-R, +R, DVD+RW, -RW, CD-RW except for the above formats.

Philip DVD Players

We can not say that all Philip DVD players support the same video formats, but generally, most of Philip DVD players support to play DVD, Picture CD, SVCD, Video CD, DVD-R/-RW, MP3-CD, CD-R/CD-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD.

Of course, we can not exclude that some DVD players by other manufactures support to play WMV, DivX, MPEG-4, etc. Before playing a video format on your DVD player, you had better check your DVD player specification.

How to Play The Unsupported Video Formats on DVD Player?

If one video format is not supported by your DVD player, the best solution is to use a professional DVD player converter to convert the unsupported video format to your DVD player supported ones, such as DVD disc. But not each video format is the most optimized for burning to DVD disc. Avdshare Video Converter is just the most professional DVD player converter which helps to easily convert the unsupported video format to the one most optimized for burning to DVD disc, such as MPEG-2 format. Check the key features of Avdshare Video Converter as follows:

  1. Convert any unsupported video format, like WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI, WTV, etc to MPEG-2 for easily burning to DVD disc.
  2. Convert any unsupported video format to Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, MKplayer and other players supported video formats.
  3. Convert any unsupported video format to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, PSP, Roku and other devices supported video formats.
  4. Convert any video format to another one supported by any of your video application.

Guide on Converting the Unsupported Video Format to MPEG-2

Any DVD player unsupported video format can be easily converted to MPEG-2 for burning to DVD disc.


Make Preparation: Free download DVD player Converter

Free download the professional DVD player Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.


Step 1 Upload FLV file

Click the "Add file" button to import the unsupported video format, such as FLV, to this DVD player converter.


Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Choose MPEG-2 as your output format by clicking "Profile" button > "General Video" category.


Step 3 Start the conversion

Finally, click the "Convert" button to easily convert the unsupported FLV to MPEG-2 for burning to a DVD disc. Next use a DVD authoring program, like Windows DVD Maker, iDVD, etc to easily burning the converted MPEG-2 to DVD disc.