How to play Blu-ray on Sony Smart TV via USB Stick/External HDD? 

Diana Joan

Nov 11, 2016 08:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, NAS, TV

Many demands push you to copy Blu-ray to External HDD for steaming on your Sony TV. Perhaps, you want to protect your expensive Blu-ray discs from kids destroying. Or your Blu-ray Player is broken even you don’t have a Blu-ray Player. Whatever the reason is. Here the topic we are going on is how to solve the problems when you streaming Blu-ray movies on Sony TV via USB? 

”I would like to Rip my Blu-Rays and DVD’s to an external hard drive and then hook that HDD up to my Sony TV and play my own content. Is this possible without hooking my TV up to a computer?” 

”I wanted to play a movie in my Sony tv using USB but we can not see the video? why?”   

The core of playing videos on HD TV via USB is that you should make sure the video file is converted to a format and resolution that is supported by your TV. Each TV has its own limitation to USB video. Sony TV supported USB video format and codec mainly contains H.264 MP4/3GP/MKV/AVI and DivX, XviD AVI. And each video format should have the corresponding audio codec then they can be successfully played on Sony TV via USB. Generally, AC3 and MP3 is the best. Sometimes, AC3 is also supported. Read Sony LED/SUHD TV Supported Format. 

So to streaming Blu-ray movies on Sony TV via USB hard drive or External HDD, you need to use Blu-ray Ripper to remove Blu-ray encryption and other protection mechanism then save Blu-ray to Sony TV USB supported video and audio format/codec. 

You can try to use Pavtube ByteCopy to rip Blu-ray to external HDD or USB stick with Sony TV compatible formats. It outputs wide range video and audio formats. Nearly all video and audio formats and codec you have even sen and haven’t seen are in its output profile. Specially, it offers users the optimized preset for LG/Sony/Panasonic/Sony TV equipped most compatible A/V parameters for HD TV. 

Of course, you also can choose MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP video from “Common Video” and “HD Video” then manually reset the video and audio codec, bitrate, size, frame rate, channel, etc to compatible with your Sony TV models. 

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Three Steps to Rip Blu-ray to External HDD/USB Stick for Sony TV Streaming 

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies 

Install Blu-ray to Sony TV converter then run it. Click “File” > “Load from Disc” to load Blu-ray discs to the software. It can automatically choose the main title to convert to Sony TV supported video. 

Read Also: 2016 Best DVD to TV Converter Review 


Step 2: Definite format for Sony TV 

You can simple choose the preset from TVS profile in Format drop-down list. You also can choose MP4, AVI, MKV from Common Video and HD Video profiles. Please notice that when you choose lossless MKV from “Multi-track Video” profile, you can keep several subtitle streams and multiple audio track. 


Note: Here, I strongly recommend you to check your Sony TV specification in manual or official site. Then click “Settings” to open settings window. Usually, this step determine if you can play videos on Sony TV via USB perfectly. Since each Sony TV model has its own requirement, here, I only can tell you some common settings. 

If you choose AVI.MKV, keep audio to AC3/MP3. MP4 format should work together with AAC/MP3. You’d better choose AAC when it is 3GP video. If your Sony TV is 4K models, you can set video resolution to 2160/1080p, codec to H.265/H.264. For def TV, you should make sure the video size as 1080p/720p. If your Sony TV doesn’t suport 5.1 audio, just keep audio channel to stereo. I don’t clear which video bitrate and frame rate is the best for you. Try frame rate as 25-30fps, bitrate as 30Mbps. If you have manual, check it please than do the settings as it said. 

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to Sony TV conversion 

When all settings are done, go back to the UI. Click “Convert” button at right bottom corner to begin to rip Blu-ray to USB Stick/External HDD with Sony TV perfectly playable format. 

Now the last step is to put the Blu-ray backups to USB Stick/External HDD. Connect it to Sony TV. Enjoy Blu-ray movies on Sony TV via USB Stick/External HDD. 

I really don’t want to say that you perhaps need to try several times in “Settings” steps to get perfect video streaming with perfect sound on Sony TV unless you know the specification clearly. 

In addition, from time to time, even your videos are MP4, AVI, MKV, etc, you just can’t play them with sound even video. It is like to be caused by the video and audio settings. In this case, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to convert the video to Sony TV with compatible A/V parameters. It can convert H.265MKV, MP4,Tivo, MOV, AVI, FLV, VOB, 4K, ISO, WMV, etc to Sony TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, etc friendly format with high video quality. It provides users with Sony TV optimized preset equipped most compatible A/V parameters for Sony LED/SUHD TV. You can adjust video resolution to 2160p, 1080, 720p to adapt to your Sony TV models. 

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