N/APosted on - 08/20/2011
My mom sent me a DVD she created out of some shots she recorded from my wedding using Flip with model Ultra HD camcorder. When I played it on my Sony DVD player, it would say file not supported but I was able to play it on my computer. Is there any problem with the DVD she sent me? Or how can I play it on my DVD player?
My DVD player would not play Flip videos
I checked out the Flip support site and it indicates that videos are saved as MP4 format. Most recent DVD players can read MP4 files and play them back without any need for conversion to a different file type. Apparently, your Sony DVD player does not support playback of MP4 videos. Check your DVD player's user's manual to see if it can read video files directly and what video formats are supported for playback. If MP4 is not one of the supported formats then you can do one of two things:
1. Convert the MP4 file to a different video format – one that your DVD player supports. Fortunately, there are couple of free video conversion applications can be downloaded and installed on your computer. Examples are: Freemake Video Converter and iWisoft free Video Converter. Both are user friendly and have presets for whatever device you want the converted video to be playable in (examples are: mobile phones, PSP, DVD, etc.). Once you convert it, you can burn it onto another DVD disc as data.
2. Use a DVD authoring application to create a custom DVD. Some of these free authoring applications can even create DVD complete with menus and subtitles just like commercially available ones. You can then burn this onto DVD. Consult your DVD writing application's manual on how to burn DVD movie discs. The resulting DVD can then be played on any standalone DVD player.
Hope this helps!