How to Play MKV Videos on Samsung TV

by Brian Fisher • Nov 27,2018 • Proven solutions

A Samsung TV is a great source of entertainment for most families. It is convenient to put videos on flash drives and play them on the Samsung TV via a USB port. The Samsung TV does not support MKV videos. Therefore, the best way to play MKV video is to convert them to files that can be supported by the Samsung TV. For further information on how to convert your MKV and the formats supported by the Samsung TV, read this article.

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Although there are some free video converters to transform your MKV video, most of them are hard to use, and they only change limited formats. iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is the best way to convert MKV files. It converts the files without any hassle. Besides, it can convert any MKV file into a variety of output video formats such as MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4 and much more. Besides, it offers optimized video settings for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and mobile phones.

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Step-by-step Guide to Convert MKV Videos to Samsung TV Supported Format for Playback

Step 1: Import your MKV videos to iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate

Run iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate. Add your MKV files. You can drag and drop MKV files to the program, or you can go to "File" and then load media files if you are using the Mac version. If you are using the Windows version, you can add the files by clicking "Add Files" and then selecting your MKV file.

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Step 2: Select the output format

This program supports conversion of MKV video into different formats such as FLV, AVI, MP3, WAV, MP4, 3GP and much more. Here you can go to the format tray, check the "Device" tab and then choose "Samsung TV" as the output device.

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Step 3: Convert the MKV videos

After choosing the output format, select the location for your video if not so, a default folder will be used. Then click "Convert", and your MKV videos will be converted into the selected format with few seconds depending on its size.

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What files can I play on Samsung TV?

The Samsung TV comes with a manual that lists the video formats that it can play. However, the video the file formats that are supported by the Samsung TV are limited. The best format for Samsung TV is H.264/AAC MP4 format. Other files that will work successfully on Samsung TV include AVI, MP4, MPG, VRO, VOB, DivX, XviD, Mpeg2, and Mpeg4. You may be disappointed to realize that your Samsung TV due to their codec does not support some of the popular files such as WMV, MPG, MKV, M4V, MTS, VOB, TiVo and many others. However, to minimize the frustrations, you need a program that will help you convert these files to the supported formats.

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