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How to Play MKV Files on Samsung Smart TV?

This article will show you how to play MKV on TV or convert MKV video files to compatible formats for Samsung Smart TV. Moreover, you can learn more about why MKV files can’t be played on Samsung Smart TV sometimes?

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Common Problems on Playing MKV on Samsung TV or MKV to Samsung TV Issues

Q: My Samsung won’t play MKV files, I’ve tried using many ways to solve this problem but still can not work it out. So how can I stream files in MKV to Samsung TV.

Q: I had a MKV file that was 1920x1080. I get an error saying the file can't be played. My Samsung smart TV does support MKV. Why some MKV files can be played successfully, but this one is failed?

Q: I have a Samsung TV connected to my home network, I want to play MKV files on it, However, Samsung said it didn't support it. I've tried changing the extension of the files from MKV to MP4 or AVI, but this doesn't work. 

Q: I’m trying to play MKV files on TV via USB stick, but some play video only without audio .

Q: I have purchased a Samsung Smart TV (UA46D6600) last month, and I met a problem when streaming MKV files. Normal AVI streams fine but the TV reports that the MKV file type is unsupported.

Q: I could really need some expert assistance. My TV refuses to play MKV files, displaying an unhelpful codes error message.

MKV on Samsung TV

We collect many “Samsung TV MKV can’t play” related questions including some Samsung smart TV MKV playing errors from our users and online.

Why MKV Files Can’t Be Played On Samsung Smart TV Sometimes?

Though Samsung TV claims to support MKV files, sometimes we still can not solve the issues that Samsung TV won’t play MKV. As MKV is actually a container format, it will use different encodings for video, audio and also stores different subtitles and other related data. For example, MKV files are with DTS audio and Samsung smart TV have bad compatibility with DTS audios.

To permanently solve Samsung TV play MKV issues and play MKV DTS on Samsung, we need to convert MKV DTS to MP4 AC3, or other supported formats by Samsung Smart TV. Or find a tool to directly convert MKV to Samsung TV optimized formats.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is just a right Samsung TV video converter which can fully meet your needs. Why? It can convert all kinds of MKV files to Samsung Smart TV. The most advanced feature differing from many other converters is: there is no need for you to know which parameters are suitable for your Samsung TV or any other pop TVs like Apple TV, Android Smart TV, latest Curved/8K/4K TV, LG TV, Sony TV and more. Cause our professional Samsung TV Converter has set “Samsung TV” as an output format, which concludes all formats compatible with Samsung Smart TV. Even if you’re a complete newbie for technical parameters towards media formats, this software make it easy for you to play any MKV video or any other formats on TV.

Samsung TV video converter

Just follow this step-by-step article, we will show you how to convert MKV files to compatible formats for Samsung Smart TV by using this all-powerful Samsung TV Converter.

A Simple Guide On Convert MKV Files For Samsung Smart TV

Free download WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro here and launch it . The interface is very intuitive and easy to understand.

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Step 1: Click “Add Files” in the main interface to load MKV files you want to watch on TV. Or simply drag these files into the program. It supports batch convert MKV files to Samsung TV.

Add file to ready to convert MKV to Samsung TV

Step 2: Open the output format list on the right and click “Samsung”. Choose your Samsung TV set as an output device.

Note: If you have other TV sets, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides more options. You can find more results by pressing the “TV” button. Playing MKV file on Apple TV is also supported.

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Tip: If youre skilled at advanced settings about video and audio parameters, youre able to customized settings, such as select bitrates, encoders, audio channel and change aspect ratio.

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Step 3: Hit “Run” button, the video converter will transfer MKV files automatically to the format supported by Samsung Smart TV immediately.

Step 4: Open the output folder and stream to your Samsung Smart TV. The Samsung TV MKV support issue has been excellently solved. Then just enjoy your life in front of the home theater.

Besides high quality conversion, this converter can help you achieve more and enjoy life in a better and easier way.

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Add subtitles to your video like MKV file or sometimes remove some annoying subtitles from video.

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