Samsung TV won’t play MKV files – Solution

“My Samsung TV won’t play certain mkv files it’s maybe 1/20 mkv files. I’ve tried using mkvmerge GUI and set all the tracks’ compression to none but it still won’t play…”

Nowadays it is convenient to put movies on USB flash drive and play on Samsung Smart TV via USB port, but many users have video playback problems when they play MKV files on Samsung TV through USB. When you try to do it, your TV may refuse to play some of these MKV files with an unhelpful audio codec error message displaying right on your screen. As you know, an MKV is just a container format, holding video, audio, image or subtitle files in it. The video and audio files in different MKV files can be encoded with different codecs. For example, an MKV file with DTS audio can’t be rendered on Samsung TV. In a case like this, the best way is to convert the MKV videos to a fully compatible format with Samsung TV. Along with some help from third-party program , you can easily fix the problem. Here is the entire progress.

First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users).

The program is easy-to-use yet professional video transcoding tool, equipped with a codec pack that contains various codecs, including both mov and mp4. With it, you can change any video including MKV to Samsung TV compatible video files with fast speed and excellent output quality. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2/3, iPhone, Nexus 9, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Xbox One, Roku, etc to meet your different needs. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Video Converter for Mac.

Read More: How to play MKV files via Plex

Simple Steps to Play MKV files on Samsung TV Flawlessly

Step 1: Run the MKV to Samsung TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It supports batch conversion. If you wanna join MKV files into one, please check out the “Merge into one file” box.

Step 2: Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Format” to select “MP4” from “Format > HD H.264 Vdieo (mp4)” Category, Which is suitable for Samsung TV and also for USB Port.

Tip: Click “Settings” button, then you are able to adjust all the settings in the following window to customize the output file quality, including codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 3: After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert your MKV Video to Samsung TV MP4 format. Once it’s converted, you can now transfer the files to your hard drive and play it back on your Samsung TV via a HDMI or USB cable.

Additional Tips: If you wanna a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Samsung TV or portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Archos, Xbox, PS4, PS4, etc. simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative choice.

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