Which video format is supported by LG TV?

Diana Joan

Jul 20, 2017 06:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan

LG releases a lot of TVs every year, probably more than anybody else. Most of them are inexpensive, but they rarely offer good value compared to their competition. If you're looking for a new TV and were considering buying LG, this is the page you need. Here is a comprehensive list of LG TV supported video and audio formats, along with best solutions to can't play any media files on LG TV issues, from the top-end 4K OLEDs to more bog-standard LED LCD sets. Hope this page will give you some help.

Part 1: Which video format is supported by LG TV

Part 2: LG 3D TV campatible Media File Formats

Part 3: LG 4K TV playable Video Files

Part 4: Failed to Play your Movies on LG TV? Solved!

Part 1: Which video format is supported by LG TV

In this part, we gathered the supported video and audio formats of LG TV from LG official site and owners manual. Between different LG TV models, maybe there is a little difference in their compatible video and audio formats. The following table specifies all the supported codecs and containers by LG TV in details.

Common File Extensions

Media Container



Emulator Description

.asf .wmv.wma



VC-1, Other video Codecs like MPEG-1/2/4

    Audio WMA Standard, WMA 9 Professional, WMA Lossless, Other audio Codecs like AC-3, AAC, MP3,MPEG Audio Layer I/II .wma format not Supported on emulator.

.divx .avi



Divx3.11, Divx4, Divx5, Divx6, XViD, Other video Codecs like MPEG-1/2, H.264 / AVC  

MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), AC-3, WMA Standard, WMA 9 Professional, Other audio Codecs like AAC, DTS, PCM





H.264 / AVC, Other video Codecs like MPEG-1/2/4

.Mkv format is not supported in emulator.


AAC, AC-3, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), MPEG-1 Layer I, II


.ts .trp .tp .m2ts

MPEG-2 TS (Transport Stream), standard 188 byte TS and time-stamped 192 byte TS


H.264 / AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1

.ts, .trp, .tp

and .m2ts formats are not supported on emulator.


MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), AC-3, DDP (Enhanced AC-3), AAC



MPEG-2, PS (Program Stream), VOB, SVCD



.vob is not supported in emulator.


AC-3, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, DVD-LPCM


.mpg .dat

MPEG-1 Systems, VCD



.mpg, .dat are not supported in emulator.




MPEG-1 Layer I, II


.mpg .mpe .mpeg





.mp4 .m4a .m4v



H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263, Other video Codecs like MPEG-1/2, VC-1




AAC, Other audio Codecs like AC3, DTS, MP3






.mov format is not supported in emulator.

.f4v .f4a .flv

Flash formats



Flash engine supports flash playback such as as .f4v, .f4a and .flv.





.wav format is not supported in emulator.




MPEG-1 Layer  III


What Formats Does an LG LED TV Support by USB

Video File Formats

To play videos directly from a USB flash drive connected to a USB port on LG LED TV, the video should be in DivX HD format. Depending on the model, the LG TV supports DivX 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Audio File Formats

LG TVs support several audio file types, through a USB connection, including the AAC and MP3 formats. It also supports AC3 Dolby Digital files, EAC3, HE-AAC, MPEG, PCM and DTS.

Aspect Ratios and Zoom

LG LED TVs offer a variety of picture formats, also known as aspect ratios. The 16:9 format displays the picture in a widescreen format while the 4:3 format displays the picture in a standard resolution; the Just Scan reduces the overall size of the native image by 1 percent to 2 percent so you can see the full image; the Zoom format zooms in on the center of the picture, cropping the outer edges; the Set By Program format displays the picture in its native resolution; and Cinema Zoom increases the size of the picture proportional to the screen.

Part 2: LG 3D TV campatible Media File Formats

Using existing receivers to deliver 3D content to LG 3D TV-sets, via an HDMI or equivalent connection, if needed. LG 3D TV formats span from the Side-by-Side 3D and the Top and Bottom format 3D, to the Anaglyph 3D effect.

Part 3: LG 4K TV playable Video Files

As a major TV manufacturer, LG is working hard toward being the leader in the 4K TV industry by providing a good number of impressive Ultra High Definition TVs. From LG 4K TV's official website, we get the information that LG 4K TV supports to play 4K video with HEVC or VP9 codec with a video frame rate of 60fps. And LG 4K TV compatible audio codec includes AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS Express, WMA, RA.

Which format is 4K?

4K refers to a digital cinema standard that calls for a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution. This is double both the horizontal and vertical measurements of the 1920 x 1080 standard (1080p, AKA Full HD) that most of us use today, offering four times the overall pixel resolution. So briefly if the video resolution reaches to 2160p, it's absolutely a 4K video no matter what formats the video is encapsulated in. In other words, 4K video formats are board. For example, MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI etc. all can be 4K file formats.

Part 4: Failed to Play your Movies on LG TV? Solved!

LG TV supported video format is limited. From the information we mentioned above, you may be disappointed to find that there are many video formats not well supported. For those videos whose formats are not in the list, how can we play them on the LG TV?

1. How to watch unsupported video files on LG TV?

When you transfer a video file to LG TV, you need to make sure the video format and the video codec are both supported by your TV-set. Take MP4 as an example. Although MP4 is listed as LG TV supported video format on LG official website, LG TVs are particular about what audio and video codec inside in the MP4 video container. LG TV only supports playing MP4 in H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, H.263, MPEG-1/2, VC-1 video codec and AAC, AC3, DTS, MP3 audio codec. As MP4 is actually a container format, it will use different encodings for video and audio. In other words, LG TV MP4 issues are also affected by MP4 video codec, audio codec, etc.

If you videos can not be played on LG TV smoothly, it is essential for you to convert your video file to the video format with the video codec and audio codec supported by your model of LG TV as per your Manual. Or you can directly convert your video file to H.264 MP4 with MP3 audio codec which is supported by almost all models of LG TV. But how to do this job?

Pavtube Video Converter (Mac Version) is an effective LG TV Video Converter. It can convert any video formats and codecs to LG TV supported video formats and codec at a fast speed. It also provides users with LG TV optimized preset equipped with most compatible Audio/Video parameters. With this powerful application, you can adjust video resolution to 2160p, 1080, 720p to adapt to your LG TV models. For LG 3D TV, it also can create 3D video from 2D/3D source. It outputs 3D SBS, TB, Anaglyph effect and allows users to adjust 3D depth to get better 3D enjoyment on LG 3D TV.

video converter

This LG TV Video Converter is featured with a built-in video editor. You are allowed to add srt/ass/ssa subtitle to your movies when you converting them to LG TV. Or you can crop the black area, deinterlacing video, adjust video bitrate/frame rate, change audio channel/codec, adjust aspect ratio, etc. Thus using this amazing converter, you can easily make any unsupported video files playable on LG TV and flawlessly enjoy your favorite videos on big screen.

2. How to make protected Blu-ray/DVD playable on LG TV?

If you want to play Blu-ray and DVD movies on LG TV, the only thing you need is a professional Blu-ray ripper or DVD ripper software.

To play DVD movies on LG TV without any hassle, there is a best solution in hand called Pavtube DVDAid (best DVD Ripper for Windows), which enables you to directly unlock commercial DVD movies to LG TV preset profile format with all the suitable profile parameters well set. Besides the basic conversion function, this DVD ripper also provides users with some editing function to make your DVD movies more attractive on LG TV, including changing aspect ratio of your DVD movie to make it adapt with your LG TV screen, adding SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles, adjusting video resolution to 4096 x 2160 to adapt to your LG 4K TV. Or converting both 2D and 3D DVD movies to 3D MP4 format with Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph effect for LG 3D TV.

The software has both Windows and Mac version, for Mac users, download Pavtube DVDAid for Mac to get the conversion done on Mac operation system.


For Blu-ray and DVD movies lovers, another cutting-edge software,  Pavtube BDMagic (Mac version) is highly recommended since its excellent Blu-ray/DVD decryption ability would help you to remove any BD/DVD copyright protection tech and then easily convert Blu-ray and DVD to LG TV supported format and code listed above.


If you are looking for a tool that enables you to directly output LG 4K or 3D TV preset file format with all the suitable profile parameters, Pavtube BDMagic will be your best choice. It will do you a great favor to beneficially convert 2D/3D Blu-ray movies to LG 3D TV specially optimized file format without any extra settings and upscale 1080p DVD/Blu-ray to 4K resolution to fit the 4K TV screen with more pixels or crop video frame size to remove unwanted blackbars, etc.

With Pavtube software, all the format and codec incompatibility problem between media files and LG TV will be readily solved, such as:

Q1: LG TV won't import and open MP4?

A: The video and audio codec in your MP4 files may be not compatible with LG TV. Just using Pavtube Video Converter to change your MP4 to H.264 MP4 with AAC audio codec, which is well supported by LG TV.

Q2: Watch 3D MKV on LG 3D TV, but failed.

I have some mkv files and want to play them on my LG 3d tv but it says that the vidoe codec isn't supported. Does anyone know how to tell what codec was used and which codecs the lg 3d tvs dont support?

A: Because LG 3D TV and LG Smart TV doesn't support .MKV 3D files. Suggest you convert 3D MKV to 3D MP4, then enjoy it on LG 3D TV.

Q3Play MP4 file on LG Smart TV, but no sound.  

I just finished downloading a MP4 video file but theres perfect video but no audio please help. 

A: Only audio codec like AAC, AC3, DTS, MP3 in MP4 can be readable on LG TV. Use Pavtube video converter and change the audio codec to right one.

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