Playable discs or files on discs/USB device

The system supports the following formats of files and discs.

Playable discs


  • DVD-R/-RW in DVD VIDEO format or video mode

  • DVD+R/+RW in DVD VIDEO format

  • VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 discs)

  • Super VCD

  • CD-R/-RW/-ROM in VIDEO CD format or super VCD format


  • CD-R/-RW in AUDIO CD format

  • CD-R/-RW/-ROM in DATA CD*1 format that contains the MP3 files (.mp3)*2*3, MPEG4 files (.mp4/ .m4v)*3*4, Xvid files (.avi) and conforms to ISO 9660*5 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet (extended format).

  • DVD-R/-RW/-ROM/+R/+RW in DATA DVD*1 format that contains the MP3 files (.mp3)*2*3, MPEG4 files (.mp4/.m4v)*3*4*6, Xvid files (.avi)*6*7 and conforms to UDF (Universal Disk Format).

Playable files on USB device

  • Music:

    MP3 files (.mp3)*2*3, WMA files (.wma)*3*8, AAC files (.m4a/.mp4/.3gp)*3*9, WAV files (.wav)*3

  • Video:

    MPEG4 files (.mp4/.m4v)*3*4*6, Xvid files (.avi)*6*7

*1 DATA CD/DATA DVD that is created in Packet Write format or which has not been correctly finalized cannot be played back.

*2 MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG for compressed audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 format. The MP3 PRO audio file can be played back as MP3 file.

*3 Files with copyright protection (Digital Rights Management) cannot be played back by the system.

*4 MPEG4 files must be recorded in MP4 file format. Supported video codec and audio codec are as follows:
- Video codec: MPEG4 Simple Profile (AVC is not supported.)
- Audio codec: AAC-LC (HE-AAC is not supported.)

*5 A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).

*6 Video files which is larger than 720 (width) x 576 (height) pixels or with a high width to length ratio cannot be played back.

*7 Xvid files that are longer than 2 hours or the file has been combined from two or more Xvid files may not be played back.

*8 WMA file in WMA DRM, WMA Lossless, or WMA PRO format cannot be played back.

*9 AAC file in AAC DRM and AAC Lossless format or which is encoded at 96 kHz cannot be played back.


  • The system will attempt to play back any data with the extensions above, even if it is not in the supported format. Playing this data may generate a loud noise which could damage your speaker system.

  • You cannot play back the following discs/files:

    • CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) compatible DVD-R/-RW recorded in Copy-Once programs

    • A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g., heart, square, star)

    • A disc that has adhesive tape, paper, or a sticker attached to it

    • Files that are encrypted or protected by passwords.

Notes on CD-R/-RW and DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW

  • In some cases, a CD-R/-RW and DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW cannot be played back on this system due to the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software. For more information, refer to the operating instructions of the recording device.

  • Some playback functions may not work with some DVD+Rs/+RWs, even if they have been correctly finalized. In this case, view the disc by normal playback.

Notes on discs

  • This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.

  • DualDisc and some music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies do not conform to the CD standard. Therefore, these discs may not be compatible with this product.

Note on multisession disc

This system can play back continuous sessions on a disc when they are recorded in the same format as the first session. However, the playback is not guaranteed.

Note on DVD VIDEO and VIDEO CD playback operations

Some playback operations for a DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD may be intentionally restricted by software producers. Therefore, some playback features may not be available. Be sure to read the operating instructions of the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD.

Notes on playable files

  • Playback may take a longer time to start when:

    • a DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB device is recorded with a complicated tree structure.

    • the audio files or video files in another folder have just been played back.

    • many folders or files on the USB device.

  • The system can play back a DATA CD/DATA DVD or a USB device in the following conditions:

    • Up to a depth of 8 folders

    • Up to 300 folders

    • Up to 999 files in a disc

    • Up to 2,000 files in a USB device

    • Up to 650 files in a folder

    These numbers may vary depending on the file or folder configuration.

  • Folders that have no audio files or video files are skipped.

  • Files transferred by a device such as a computer may not be played back in the order in which they were transferred.

  • The playback order may not be applicable depending on the software used for creating the audio file or video file.

  • Compatibility with all encoding/writing software of the supported formats, recording devices, and recording media cannot be guaranteed.

  • Depending on the Xvid file, the picture may be unclear or the sound may skip.

Notes about USB devices

  • This system is not guaranteed to operate with all USB devices.

  • Do not connect the system and the USB device through a USB hub.

  • With some connected USB devices, there may be a delay before an operation is performed by this system.

  • The playback order for the system may differ from the playback order of the connected USB device.

  • Before using a USB device, make sure that no virus-ridden files are on the USB device.