How to Open and Play MP4 on Samsung TV

Published on by Chris King

This is a simple guide talks about how to get MP4 files playable on Samsung TV with the best quality. If you are looking for a way to play MP4 on Samsung TV, just read on.

How to Open and Play MP4 on Samsung TV

I just made some MP4 files with my phone. Put them on Stora and browsed to the folder with a Samsung TV, but it doesn't show any files. I've read that others seem to be able to use MP4 files with Tvs. These MP4 files play fine on the PC, so the files must be in good order. I really need a fix to add and play my MP4 on Samsung TV smoothly.

Well, MP4 is listed as Samsung TV supported video format on Samsung official website although, Samsung TVs are particular about what audio and video codec inside in the MP4 video container. Samsung TV only supports playing MP4 in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec. Samsung TV MP4 issues are also affected by MP4 video resolution, frame rate, bitrates and etc.

To successfully play all kinds of MP4 on Samsung TV whatever via USB drive or via DLNA server like Plex, Serviio, Twonky, and etc, a recommended solution is to convert Samsung TV unsupported MP4 to Samsung TV more supported video format. A third-party tool like Brorsoft Video Converter would make everything easy.

This video converter helps you convert MP4 to Samsung TV more friendly format i.e. H.24 MP4 and then play them on Samsung TV's big screen. Besides MP4, 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 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S6, etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter Mac, which has the same function with the Windows version. Here is how to do it.

Encoding MP4 to Samsung TV more compatible format

Step 1: Start the MP4 to Samsung TV converter and drag .mp4 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.

Tip: Before start the MP4 conversion for Samsung 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 .mp4 for playback on Samsung TV through USB drive or DLNA 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 Samsung TV. Enjoy.

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