Samsung TV not Playing MKV Files? Solved!

Diana Joan

Feb 15, 2016 06:15 am / Posted by Diana Joan

It is common to play some video files on Samsung TV via USB stick. However, when the local video files are some MKV files, the playback won't be fluent as you expected from time to time. Sometimes, your Samsung Smart TV not play MKV with DTS files. Sometimes, you even can't get the video when playing MKV on Samsung TV. The strange thing is that when we read the Samsung TV manual, we can see that MKV is in the supported format list of Samsung TV. So why are there still many Samsung TV not playing MKV well?

Technically, it is because MKV is a container format, which is a kind of Matroska media files while Matroska is a new multimedia package format, also known as multi-media containers. It can be a variety of encoded video and more than 16 different formats of audio and subtitle streams in different languages package them into a Matroska Media files. So, comes the question, when we try to play MKV with Samsung TV unsupported audio codec, image or subtitle, like an MKV file with DTS audio. To permanently solve Samsung TV play MKV issues and play MKV DTS on Samsung, we need to re-encode MKV DTS to MP4 AC3/AAC, or other supported formats by Samsung Smart TV. Or find a tool to directly convert MKV to Samsung TV more optimized formats like MP4. If you have no ideal about the MKV to Samsung TV converter, below is an excellent one you can consider about.

Best tool to transcode MKV to Samsung TV

There are many tools can be used to convert MKV DTS to MP4 AC3 for Samsung TV playback, Pavtube Video Converter for Windows does the job best than all its competitors. Not matter what video or audio codecs are contained in MKV files, you can easily output MKV to Samsung TV optimized presets without doing any complicated profile settings on your own. With it, you can handle SD/HD/4K and 3D MKV and also can change the video codec, resolution, bitrate, audio codec, channel to make the output video more compatible with Samsung TV.

To enhance your movie watching experience on Samsung TV, you can adjust the output aspect ratio of the video to make it adapt with your Samsung TV, crop the video black area and add external subtitle to the video.

How to Convert MKV to Samsung TV Optimized Presets for Playback?

Step 1: Input MKV files audio to the program

Just download and install the MKV to Samsung TV converter and launch it. You can load the mkv files by browser or just drag and drop the MKV to the software. This program supports batch conversion so you can load multiple MKV to batch them. If you are using a Mac, you should use the equivalent Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. More features can be found in the review.

load MP4 video

Step 2: Choose Samsung TV Supported MP4 video

Click “Format” and navigate to “TVS” profile. Here lists the main four TV brands. Just choose Samsung TV. Or you can also select common H.264 MP4 format in “Common Video” or HD MP4 from “HD Video” so that you can use the video in other portable device.

H.264 MP4 for Samsung TV

You can click "Settings" to check if the video is H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. In the profile settings window, you also can change the resolution, frame rate, bitrate to fit in your Samsung TV.

Step 3: Start MKV to Samsung TV conversion

After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert your MKV to Samsung TV. Once the process ends, you can find the generated Samsung TV supported MP4 video in the output folder.

Then, you can transfer all the output files to a usb drive and then you need find a USB port at the back of your Samsung TV. Just stick the USB into it, and then you can play MKV on Samsung smart TV via a USB cable.

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