Question about Playing Media Files on Samsung TV Through the USB Port - I have a relatively new Samsung television with a USB port in the back. I also have a 160GB external full of movies (all in .avi format). Simply plugging the external into the TV itself obviously won't do it. What do I need to have to play my movies on the TV? So, Can I view AVI files on my new TV via USB? That happens. Let's try some easier and quicker way: encode them to whatever format you need in simple 3 steps. Just follow this tutorial.
From Samsung official website, we clearly know that Samsung TV is only compatible with MP4 in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec. Samsung TV only plays AVI encoded with Divx 3.11/4.x/5.x/6.1, XviD, H.264 BP/MP/HP, MPEG-4 SP/ASP, Motion JPEG. If your AVI files are encoded with other codec, Samsung TV will not play.
In this case we'll need to convert the downloaded AVI videos to the format supported by your television beforehand. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is just the right AVI to Samsung TV Converter which can fast and batch convert AVI to Samsung TV format on Mac or Windows.
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Make Preparation: Run AVI to Samsung TV Converter:
A: If you want to get AVI movies for your 3DTV, choose "3D -> MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)".
B: Click "Settings" button, then you are able to adjust all the settings in the following window to customize the output file quality, including codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 3: Start converting AVI video to Samsung TV.
After the above steps are done, you can click "Convert" button to convert your AVI Video to Samsung TV MP4 format. Easy operation and faster conversion speed, these two are the most outstanding points of this Samsung TV video converter.
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