Tips for Playing MKV files on LG TV

Published on by Chris King

Have a pile of amazing movies in .mkv, but can't play these MKV files on LG TV after trying all your efforts? Follow this smart way to get rid of the trouble.
(Updated  27 July, 2016)

Tips for Playing MKV files on LG TV

Having a very annoying problem with being unable to play MKV on LG TV. According to its tech specs, it supports MKV videos, but I haven't had any luck getting it to play any of the ones I have downloaded. I've seen plenty of talk online of people have problems when transferring MKV files to LG TV from USB, especially no audio issue. Searching further and widely from Google and got some recommended solutions.

Why your LG TV refused to play an MKV file, that’s probably because of the unsupported audio codec in the MKV video file. An MKV is only a container. Different MKV files tend to contain different video and audio codecs. The MKV files with unsupported audio codec (i.e. MKV DTS files) certainly can't be played on the LG TV. The solution for you is to find a third-party tool to make everything easy. The Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the best options.

This video converter app helps you convert MKV to LG TV more friendly format i.e. H.24 MP4 and then play them on LG TV’s big screen. Besides MKV, MTS, MPG, FLV, XAVC, MOV, AVI, TiVo and more videos are supported. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S5, etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter Mac.

How to convert MKV to MP4 for LG Smart TV:

Step 1. Start MKV to LG TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from "Common Video", which can be recognized by LG smart TV perfectly. You can easily choose a decent profile “LG TV (*.mp4)” from TVs profile list.

Tip- Advanced settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Step 3. Convert MKV to a LG TV supported format by clicking the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This MKV to LG TV Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in minutes.

After conversion, click Open to get the converted videos and then transfer the MKV to LG TV via USB. Now you can play MKV movies on LG TV with ease.

P.S. Addition to adding videos to LG TV via USB, but you can also stream MKV files to your LG TV as long as it has DLNA support. If not, it's okay if you have a streaming device like Chromecast, Roku, Xbox or PS3.

LG smart TV Supported File Formats:

File Extensions: .divx, .wmv, .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .ts
Video Codecs: H.264/AVC, DivX 4/5/6, VC-1, XViD, MPEG2, MPEG1
Audio Codecs: MP3, AAC, DD, PCM, WMA

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