Samsung TV not Playing MKV Files? Solved!

Diana Joan

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

Problems to play MKV files on Samsung TV

1. My Samsung TV model number is UN46EH5300FXZA. It has the Allshare feature and works as an awesome TV. But when I go to access my anime files such as gg's release of Attack on Titan (which is an MKV file) it says the file cannot be read.
2. My Samsung TV refuses to play some MKV files, displaying an unhelpful codec error message. I've used VLC to examine the codecs of the files that do work and the ones that don't, but as far as I can tell there's no difference. How should I go about spotting the difference between the files.

play mkv files on samsung tv

Why Samsung TV won't play certain MKV files?

It is well know that MKV is a container format which can hold video, audio files encoded with different codecs. Some MKV files may contain a DTS audio that can not pass through by your Samsung TV. To fix this format incompatible issue, the best option is transcoding MKV DTS to Samsung TV supported video and audio format.

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/Mac (support Mac El Capitan)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.

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, trim video length or adjust output video file resolution to reduce video file size for saving physical space on your Samsung TV.

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

Step 1: Input MKV files with DTS audio to the program.

Run the program on your computer click "File" to load MKV video with DTS audio codec.

Load MKV files with DTS audio

Step 2: Choose Samsung TV optimized profile format.

Click the "Format" bar, scroll down the main category menu to select "TVS" > "Samsung TV (*.MP4)" as the optimized file format for directly playing on Samsung TV.

Choose Samsung TV optimized profile format

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio.

Open "Video Editor" window, click "Crop" tab, 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.

Adjust output aspect ratio

Step 4: Trim video file size.

In "Video Editor" window, click "Trim" tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Trim video file size

Step 5: Begin the conversion.

Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start the conversion from MKV DTS to Samsung TV best preset profile formats.

When the conversion is done, you can watch converted movies on Samsung TV through an external USB drive or connect your computer to Samsung TV via an HDMI cable or via a DVD player, etc.

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