So there's been this DVD player in the house for months, but now it's changed rooms and I get to mainly use it. It's a Sony DVP-SR320, and it has a really nifty feature that my technologically-challenged mind didn't know existed - it can play files off of a USB.
I hate watching stuff on a computer, so I rip stuff with JDownloader to burn to a re-writeable disc, then watch on a DVD player delete the files, burn new ones, rinse and repeat. But this USB thing seemed so much easier and quicker. I put 40-45 files on a USB which was around 7/9 GB (it's an 8GB USB), and went to play it on the DVD player.
It has a USB hole thingy (IDFK, port?) at the front. I shove it in there to play the files, but for all but one I got the message 'the current video format is not supported by this player'. I check the manual, and it says it plays mp4s. Every single file I had was mp4, yet all but one didn't work.
SOOOO I check other parts of the manual, and something catches my eye - "When playing visual data that is not supported by MPEG-4 format, only sound will heard'. That caught my eye because I do only hear sound on the files.
At this point I understand there are more than one types of mp4 files or something and I fuck around with the handbrake program. I put the file on there, go to 'video' and hit 'MP4(ffmpeg)' , then go to 'audio and hit 'AAC(ffmpeg)'. This worked. But doing this for dozens of files would be a fucking pain in the arse and I'm seriously not willing to do it. It takes a while and I may as well burn shit onto disc.
Still, if there's something I'm missing I'd like to know it. What exactly does 'not supported by mpeg-4 format' mean? Is there any way to download these with JDownloader instantly with this 'mpeg4 support' stuff? Why did none of the youtube, dailymotion, the torrent, or any other place not work yet this random vimeo one did? I played another torrent to test it out the first time and it played perfectly fine, but like nothing else will.