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How to Get Blu-ray Player to Play WMV Movie Files from USB

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Just got a new Blu-ray Player (like Panasonic DMP-BDT360, Sony BDP-S6700, Sony UHP-H1, Panasonic DMP-UB300...) and everything is fine. You can generally watch a movie in full HD and even 4K with stunning quality. Whereas, when you add some videos like in WMV format from USB stick to Blu-ray player, it may not see anything at all. In this article, we will present you how to play WMV on Blu-ray Player without hassle in detail.

First, update the firmware of the player to the latest version please. Then have a try. If it still doesn't work, it may due to the format codec. So, the point here is if WMV files are a standard in Blu-ray players.

We searched what video codecs will Blu-ray support. SMPTE VC-1 - standard based on Microsoft's Windows Media Video (WMV) technology is listed although, it means Blu-ray discs can be encoded with VC-1 and VC-1 is based on WMV. That is NOT the same thing as saying that any old WMV file will play in a Blu-ray player.

Obviously, we may fail to watch WMV movies on Blu-ray disc player via USB device. Fortunately, there are many powerful video conversion application can assist you to fix the incompatible format playback issues. Here, you can download the free trial version of Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows/Mac. With the application, you can convert virtually any file formats like WMV, AVI, FLV, MTS, MOV, MXF, MP4, MKV, you like with the resolution of 4K/HD/SD to Blu-ray player supported video/audio formats and codecs. It ensures fast encoding speed and excellent output quality.

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READ MORE: Play MP4 on Blu-ray Player

Simple Steps to convert WMV to Blu-ray Player format

Step 1: Launch the WMV converter, and you can either click "Add" button to import your videos files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. The app supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.

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Step 2: Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose to output the format or codec that's can be played on USB compatible Blu-ray disc players. AVI, MP4 are the common supported formats by Samsung/Sony/LG Blu-ray player.

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Step 3: By clicking the Settings button beside Profile, you can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 4: After everything is OK, back to the main interface and click the big "Convert" button to start encoding MP4 to Blu-ray Player compatible videos.

When the conversion done, click the "Open" button on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files and then transfer the generated files to your USB drive, plug the USB drive into your Blu-ray Player's USB port for playing WMV files on Blu-ray Player beautifully.

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