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Troubleshooting for Playing MKV on LG TV

Why sometimes you cannot play MKV on LG TV even though it should be working? A straightforward and effective solution will be provided to you.


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Q: I downloaded some TV series episodes from somewhere. Whenever I put it on my external hard drive which I plug into my LG TV (LS5700), it plays the file fine but it says it doesn't recognize the audio. Is there a quick fix for MKV file no sound on TV?

Q: I try to watch a high definition video in MKV format through the USB port on my LG TV. The file plays normally to my PC, but when I try to play the file on my TV, it plays without having any sound. The TV says "Sound format is not supported". So how to play MKV files on LG TV via USB without any problem? Can anyone help me to solve this problem?

Q: It was really weird that my LG TV refused to play some MKV files. Someone told me to trancode MKV with DTS to MP4 with AC3, but I'm confused about how to do this in a foolproof way.

Play Video on LG TV

Play Video on LG TV

Those are some typical MKV playback problems occurred on LG smart TV. Actually, you'll find similar issues like Samsung TV won't play MKV or how to play MKV file on Apple TV and so forth on the web. In general, they all have a common root cause. This article will show you some probable reasons and provide a simple solution to play MKV on LG TV smoothly.

And what's more, other LG TV video format playback issues like MP4 LG TV error, and question about how to play AVI on LG TV won't bother you anymore.

Why LG TV Won't Play MKV Files

Can LG TV play MKV files? Judging from Official specs, that's for sure. But sometimes, some MKV files work well and other MKV files are not playable on LG TV. Why? Here are some possible reasons about LG TV MKV playback problems below.

1. Copywritten Video

If your MKV file is a copywritten video, it won't play without a proper license.

2. Video Stored in USB device

If your MKV video files are stored in a USB device which does not support high speed data transmission, may not play smoothly on LG TV.

3. Bitrate or Frame Rate is Too High

Your MKV video may not work if its bitrate or frame rate is higher than the standard value of LG TV.

4. Codec Issue

The most common reason for LG MKV unworkable problem is the incompatible codec issue. Most people don't know the correlation between format and codec. As a matter of fact, MKV is a container format which contains various video and audio codecs, different subtitles and other data. If LG TV doesn't recognize the codec, you'll fail to play MKV even though it seems a supported format. In this case, you have to transcode MKV to the compatible codec certificated by LG TV.

Simple Solution to Play MKV on LG TV and Convert MKV to LG TV

How to play MKV files on LG TV? To fix LG TV MKV playback issue, if you are not familiar with the format and codec, even don't know the specific way of transcoding, a simple and effective solution is is recommended - a professional LG TV converter. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro stands out among the options. Due to its straightforward and intuitive interface, you can re-encode invalid MKV to recognized LG TV video format with just few clicks. LG TV video converter Free Download and install on your Windows PC (Windows 10 included), then launch it.

Step 1 Import MKV Videos

Click "Add Files" on the menu bar or import all videos with a simple drag-and-drop. This LG TV converter supports a batch processing which empowers you to transcode MKV videos with a one-off click.

Note: You are allowed to convert SD video to HD, compress and convert 4K video, H.265 video as well as HTML5 video.

Import MKV Videos

Import MKV Videos

Step 2 Choose An Optimized LG TV Model

Open the Output Format drop-down format list on the right. The output profiles are divided into two parts: Format and Device. Go to Device tab and select LG. Choose your TV model.

Note: Except for LG, you can find Apple TV under Apple tab, Samsung TV under Samsung tab, and other TV models under TV tab. Popular game consoles are also included.

Select LG TV Model

Select LG TV Model

Step 3 Transcode MKV to LG TV Compatible Format

Set your output file path and hit "Run" button to transcode MKV to LG TV Format.

Optional - Open Settings window and adjust parameters for your needs, such as regulate encoder, bitrate, change resolution, change aspect ratio, increase video volume, etc. And use its built-in 60 FPS Converter. If you are not familiar with these items, just keep smart fit for best optimization.

Regulate Parameters

Regulate Parameters

This is the whole solution process of LG TV MKV playback issue. After all things you've done, it will work well for playing MKV on LG TV.

Hold on! Not only that, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can do more things. This versatile MKV to LG TV converter enables you to download 4K video, reduce video size, add subtitle to video, remove subtitle, even do some simple editing like cut, merge, crop, add special effect, etc. Amazing, isn't it? With its help, you can deal with such problems by yourself.

Download Video to LG TV

Download Video to LG TV

Guide on Downloading Video to LG TV

1. Click "Download Video" on the main interface. A window will pop up. Copy and paste an online video URL into the blank box for analyzing.

2. After analyzing the video source, press "Download" button. And then for example, select LG OLED 4K TV as output device.

3. Click "Run" to start downloading online video to LG compatible format.

Have you solved your LG smart TV MKV playback issue? Feel free to join the discussion below if you have any question. The latest models and firmware of LG TV is optimized constantly for better user experience. Understanding the essential of problem is helpful to an effective remedy.

Now, please download the HD Video Converter Factory Pro to complete your jobs.

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