Issues playing MP4 on a Panasonic Viera TV
Commonly, when you can’t play some video files on your Panasonic Viera TV via USB HDD/USB Hard Drive, the best workaround is to transcode the video to MP4. But when you can’t play MP4 on Panasonic Viera TV, how can you do? You perhaps confused why Panasonic Viera TV can’t play MP4 because Panasonic Viera TV is supposed to playabck MP4 video files. To figure out the reason, you should read on the below. We also suggest the best solution to Panasonic Viera TV MP4 playback issue in the following part.
First of all, to learn the reasons clearly, you should be aware of MP4 and Panasonic Viera TV supported MP4.
What is MP4 format?
MP4, or MPEG-4 Part 14, is a media container format, storing video, audio, subtitles and images, normally in .mp4 file extension. To make it clearer:
e.g. MP4 container (.mp4) = MP4 format video (H.264 codec) + audio + subtitle
What file formats does MP4 support?
MP4 is a container format that can store video, audio and other data. So, what formats does MP4 support?
Video formats: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4(A)SP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Theora, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, VP8, VP9, MVC
Audio formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, Opus, AC-3, DTS, LPCM, ALAC, DTS-HD
Caption/subtitle formats: MPEG-4 Timed Text
Most Common Combination of MP4 Video and Audio Codec
MP4： Xvid MP3
MP4： H264 AAC
MP4: H.265 AAC
Panasonic Viera TV Supported MP4 and other Video Formats
|Container||File extension||Video codec||Audio codec|
|AVI||.avi||H.264 BP/MP/HP||MP3 MPEG1 Layer1/2 AC3|
|MKV||.mkv||H.264 BP/MP/HP||MP3 MPEG1 Layer1/2 DTS Core AC3|
|MP4||.mp4 .m4v||H.264 BP/MP/HP||MP3|
|TS||.ts .tp .trp||MPEG2 MP@HL H.264 BP/MP/HP||MP3 AC3|
|PS||.mpg .mpeg .vro .vob||MPEG1 MPEG2 MP@HL||MPEG1 Layer1/2 DVD LPCM AC3|
|FLV||.flv .f4v||H.264 BP/MP/HP||MP3|
From the chart above, we can know that Panasonic Viera TV supports MP4 container with .mp4 and .m4v extension encoded H.264 video codec and MP3 audio codec. However, there are many H.264 AAC MP4, H.264 AC3 MP4, XviD MP3 MP4, H.265 AAC MP4, H.265 DTS MP4 media files. These MP4 container files with Panasonic Viera TV unsupported video codec and audio codec can lead MP4 video playback choppy on Panasonic Viera TV, MP4 playback on Panasonic Viera TV no video, MP4 files on Panasonic Viera TV no audio, MP4 streaming on Panasonic Viera TV video and audio out of sync, audio delay when playback MP4 on Panasonic Viera TV, etc issues. To play your MP4 files on Panasonic Viera TV without any hassle, you can try to re-encode your MP4 video to H.264 MP3 MP4 or H.264 AVI, H.264 MKV, TS, H.264 FLV for Panasonic Viera TV streaming via USB with some video transcoder applications.
How to Transcode MP4 Files to Panasonic Viera TV supported one?
With Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily re-encode your XviD MP4, H.265 MP4, VC-1 MP4 and other MP4 files with Panasonic TV unsupported codec to H.264 MP3 MP4 for Panasonic Viera TV. You can freely change the video codec and audio codec to compatible with Panasonic Viera TV when converting MP4 files. Besides MP4, you also can convert AVI to Panasonic Viera TV, MKV to Panasonic Viera TV, H.265/HEVC to Panasonic Viera TV, WMV to Panasonic Viera TV, VOB to Panasonic Viera TV, etc with right video/audio codec. You also can convert 3D M2TS to 3D MP4, 3D Tivo to 3D MP4, 3D MKV to 3D MP4 for your Panasonic 3D TVs.
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Steps to Transcode MP4 to Panasonic Viera TV
Step 1: Download and install the MP4 to Panasonic Viera TV video converter. Then Click “Add Video/Audio” under "File" button to load MP4 files you want to convert from your harddrives. You can add more than one file at one time. You can double click the video title in the source file list to preview the video you select.
Step 2. Choose the optimized format for Panasonic TV. Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And move mouse cursor to TVs category to Select Panasonic TV as the output format. The optimized output format will contains the best video settings for playback on your Panasonic TV. Of course, you can also choose H.264 MP4, AVI from Common Video profile list.
Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MP4 to Panasonic Viera TV friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files.
Once the conversion ends, you can transfer the files to the USB drive then playback your MP4 files on the Panasonic TV with best quality.
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