Q: "I'm trying to play movie files on my Toshiba LCD TV via a USB and it won't work. Can you tell me what Toshiba TV supported video formats that work through the USB drive. Thanks!"
A: Unfortunately, you have not mentioned the specific TV model, but that doesn't stop us from discussing the topic. Simply speaking, Toshiba TV USB video format varies on different models, even some old Toshiba TV models don't support media files playback on a USB drive except for viewing the pictures.
Generally, you can check the user manual or do a search on Google for your Toshiba TV model to find the specifications and see if it can play media from USB and determine the Toshiba TV supported video formats right there. You can also go to the following link, and search the specific model for Toshiba TV User manuals download: https://www.manualslib.com/brand/toshiba/tv.html
Assuming your Toshiba TV is capable of playing videos from USB, then MP4 (H.264/AAC) format is the one that is guaranteed to work on all TV models. If you have no idea about how to convert videos to Toshiba TV USB video format, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a novice-oriented program specialized in simple video and audio processing, has you covered with a 3-steps process. Additionally, this functional app also provides you with multiple features to download, record, compress, edit and convert video files effortlessly.
Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open "Converter" module. Press "Add Files" button to import your various source videos that won't play in your Toshiba TV. A simple drag-n-drop is also allowed. This utility supports batch processing and hardware acceleration.
Click on the big format image on the right side to open the output format library, navigate to "TV" category and directly choose "Toshiba" profile, which has been preset to MP4 (H.264/AAC) that is well-supported on most Toshiba TV models.
Tips: There are more than 500 configured presets available for different conversion purposes. They are well categorized by common formats and hot devices, so that you can solve nearly all video and audio format incompatibility issue.
After the conversion is complete, then put your output movie files into a USB drive then inset it to your Toshiba TV. The native Toshiba TV media player should play them without a hitch. That's the workflow about how to watch USB on Toshiba smart TV.
For those who are using the modern Toshiba TV, try to install some third-party media players like VLC, Kodi, Plex, etc. if the built-in Toshiba TV media player doesn't work properly.
Hopefully, I've made everything clear and comprehensible to you guys. Still any question about how to play video on Toshiba TV from USB? Your thoughts would be appreciated.