Simple Way to Play MP4 on TVs (Samsung TV included)

Why can't I watch MP4 files on my Samsung TVs? Have some MPEG-4, MP4 files can’t be read by your Samsung TV? Try this quick and easy solution to trouble shoot this problem.

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Why Can't Play MP4 on Samsung TV?

Main Reason:

Though MP4 is listed as Samsung TV supported video format on Samsung official website, Samsung TVs are particular about what audio and video codec inside in the MP4 video container. Samsung TV only supports playing MP4 in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec. Samsung TV MP4 issues are also affected by MP4 video resolution, frame rate, bitrates and etc.

Other Reasons:

MP4 Video content will not play, or not play correctly on Samsung TV, if there is an error in the content or the container.
If the Index Table is in error, the Seek (Jump) function is not supported.
When you play MP4 video on Samsung TV over a network connection, the video may not be played smoothly.
Some USB/digital camera devices may not be compatible with the player.

How to Solve Samsung TV Won't Play MP4?

To successfully play all kinds of MP4 on Samsung TV whatever via USB drive or via DLNA server like Plex, Serviio, Twonky, and etc, a recommended solution is to convert Samsung TV unsupported MP4 to Samsung TV more supported video format.

Brorsoft Video Converter, the professional Samsung TV Converter(Mac), can batch and fast convert all popular video formats including MP4, MKV, FLV, WMV, VOB as well as MOV to Samsung TV more compatible video format.

Besides converting video like MP4 to Samsung TV video format, Brorsoft Video Converter also has advanced editing function like trim, crop, rotate, merge, split, add or remove subtitles, increase video audio volume and etc.

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How to Convert MP4 files to play on Samsung TV

1. Load MP4 files to the converter

Launch this program, click the Add button or drag your MP4 files directly onto the interface. Batch conversion is supported to ease your conversion and save time. You can check "Merge into one file" to join several video clips together if necessary.

2. Set Samsung TV friendly format

Click the "Format" drop-down button to select Samsung TV more compatible H.264 MP4 video from the "Common Video" category.

Tip: To get a decent output video quality as you want, you can also click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Start conversion

Now you've come to the last step, just hit Convert to start the MP4 to Samsung TV conversion.

Once it's finished, you can now connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, transfer the files to the USB drive then plug the drive in the Samsung TV. It would be easy for you to play MP4 on Samsung TV with HD video quality.

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