Unable to Play MKV files on Sony Bravia TV? A Quick Fix

Published on by Chris King

Failed to play MKV files on Sony Bravia TV from USB/Hard Drive? Simply follow this tutorial to find the reason and the easiest solution to fix the problem.

If you have lots of MKV files and a Sony Bravia TV, chances are you want to play MKV files on Sony Bravia TV from USB/Hard drive. When you try to do this, your TV may refuse to play some of these MKV files with an unhelpful audio codec error message displaying right on your screen. Can Sony Bravia TV play MKV files? According to Sony's official site, Sony Bravia TV support MKV format. However, there is a strong possibility that your MKV files contains DTS audio (Different MKV files are with different audio codecs) and Sony Bravia TV has poor compatibility with DTS audio. In cases like this, the easy option is to transcode MKV videos to a fully compatible format with Sony Bravia TV. Here I will share a quick solution for you. Follow me.

First of all, a third-party program is necessary. There are many tools out there that allow you to convert MKV files to Sony Bravia TV friendly formats. If you are seeking for the best video output quality, fastest video conversion speed, and the most formats supported, Brorsoft Video Converter will be your best choice. It's a professional yet easy-to-use app which can help us convert MKV to Sony Bravia TV accepted MP4 videos without any quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF. MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV .etc. What's more, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy s4, etc to meet your different needs.

If you're using a Mac, simply turn to the Mac version, which has the same function with the Windows version. After download, you just have this great Sony TV video converter installed on your computer. Then, follow the guide below to play MKV on Sony Bravia TV smoothly.

Read More: How to Watch MOV Files on Sony Bravia TV Easily

How to convert MKV to Sony Bravia TV compatible format

Step 1: Start the MKV to Sony TV converter and drag .mov files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.

Step 2: Set output video format as H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Here 3 H.264 presets "H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" are supported.

Tip: Before start the MKV conversion for LG Smart TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert .mkv to mp4 for playback on Sony Bravia TV through USB drive in no time.

After the conversion is over, 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 Sony Bravia TV. Enjoy.

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