What Formats Do DVD Players Read?

All digital video disc players, or DVD players, support the DVD Video format, the most commonly used format for movies. As of 2015, DVD players typically support MP3 and JPEG formats used for audio and image reproduction.

Support for other formats depends on the quality of the DVD player and its manufacturer. Higher-quality DVD players support Windows Media Video, or WMV, and DivX formats. Windows Media Video is a Windows proprietary video format that is normally used on computers. It allows DVD players that support the format to reproduce Windows Media Video files directly once they are burned onto a compact disc or DVD. DVD players that support DivX are able to decompress and play DivX files that are downloaded from the Internet.