Even though we can enjoy many movies on TV via popular apps today, watching movies on TV via USB still gets hotter and hotter. However, is it really easy to play videos on your TV via USB?
"my toshiba hd tv has a usb port - can i plug my usb stick with some WMV, AVCHD, MKV movies in to watch on the tv?"
"I've bought a new Toshiba TV today for the bedroom (its a Toshiba 22BL702B) It says on both the box and the instructions that it will play films via USB - but i just cant get the films to work when i put USB stick in, i keep getting the message "invalid file". And my files are some MP4 and AVI files, doesn't Toshiba TV support MP4 and AVI?"
From the above two questions, we know that when you are playing AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV videos on Toshiba TV via USB, you may encounter some issues. So does Toshiba TV supported AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV videos? Which video and audio can be played on Toshiba TV via USB?
The specification part of your manual should tell you which types that your Toshiba TV support. The below chart is from the manual and tells you the type/format of video file that Toshiba TV can play.
Note: Different Toshiba models maybe have different specifications. But commonly, the difference is not huge.
After read Toshiba TV supported USB media files, now you should be aware that why your AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV files can't be played on your Toshiba TV. It's the type/format/codec of video file that is the problem.
In order to play AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV and nay other Toshiba TV incompatible videos on Toshiba TV, you need to re-encode these AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV and more video formats to Toshiba TV more compatible format, AVI format in XviD codec. In view of this, we need the assistance of a Toshiba video converter to convert video in different formats to Toshiba TV supported format codec.
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Simple Three Steps to Convert AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV to Toshiba TV
Step 1: Load Toshiba TV unsupported video
Install and launch Toshiba TV Video Converter on PC (Mac version). Then click "File" icon on the top of the interface to load Toshiba TV unsupported AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV video to the software. You even can import Blu-ray/DVD movies to rip to Toshiba TV compatible USB video with these Pavtube Toshiba TV Video Converter.
Note: Batch conversion supported allows you to add more than one source video at a time.
Step 2: Choose Toshiba TV supported USB video
Since when playing video on Toshiba TV via USB, XviD AVI will be the best video. And for some other models, the H.264 MP4 video maybe supported by Toshiba TV, too. Click "Format" > "Common Video" > "Xvid AVI" for Toshiba TV to play via USB.
1. Since Toshiba TV supported AVI format parameters is up to 30fps,, 20Mbit/sec and 1920x1080. So you can open "Settings" window, here, you can preview and change the video/audio codec, frame rate, channel, bitrate, size, etc.
2. You can check your Toshiba TV display and adjust aspect ratio to fit in the screen. Hit on"Edit"next to "File" icon. Then choose "Crop" function. Then click "Advanced Mode" in the right panel, then select "Keep Ratio" option in the left panel, then from "Display aspect ratio" drop-down list, you can either keep the original aspect ratio by choosing "Original" or keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists.
Step 3: Start AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV to Toshiba TV conversion
After all settings are done, go back to the main UI. Then press "Convert" button to start to transcode AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV to Toshiba TV supported USB video.
When conversion process ends, open output folder to locate the generated Toshiba TV supported AVI files. Put AVI files into USB Hard Drive then plug it into Toshiba TV USB port. Now, enjoy your movies on Toshiba TV freely.