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Solved Play AVI files

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by knj, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. knj

    knj Thread Starter

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    I have just got a new Samsung 55 ins UHD smart tv & when I try to play some media files in AVI from external hdd it says format not supported. They play perfectly on my 2 year old Samsung 49ins UHD smart tv. Any ideas how to play them on my new tv would be welcome.
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Check the owner's manual for your new TV to confirm if it can play your AVI files. If the new TV does not support them you could use specific software on your PC to recode and save the files in a supported format.
     
  3. knj

    knj Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Yesterday I found an reference to Plex app. Just after my grandson came to visit & I asked him about it. He had not heard about it but looked it up on his phone. he installed it & set it up. It is brilliant, it is quick & plays everything. I have now got it on my tablet & mobile.
     
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