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What Format Should My Video Be to Play on a TV Through USB?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by benayres, Feb 13, 2019.

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  1. benayres

    benayres Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I can't find a definitive answer for this anywhere.

    What format should my movie file be in, in order to view it on TV? I have trie AVI and MP4 however I always get the text 'Video Format Not Supported'.

    Any Ideas?

    CHEERS
    BEN
     
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    What make and model TV is it ?
     
  3. Oddba11

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    There isn't a single format. Having said that, the file types/specs that are supported should be noted in the User Manual (usually under multimedia or file support).

    I will also add, that not all TV's with USB input actually support video playback.
     
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    It is a Samsung UE46D6100.

    I have tried mp4 and avi but no luck.

    Cheers
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    Did the manual help ?
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  7. Oddba11

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    I will also add, that even if the TV supports "mp4", does NOT mean that it will play any mp4 file. The file has to meet the specs supported (which should also be noted in the User Manual). The "file specs" would include the actual video codec used, the resolution, video bitrate, audio type, audio bitrate, and sometimes even the actual file size.

    Supported file types are noted on page 248 of the User Manual. I see all of the standard file types listed. The only odd thing that I notice is that about the only resolution listed is 1920 x 1080. Which would lead me to believe that files that are not 1920 x 1080 will not work.

    Having said that, if the TV won't play them, you have numerous other options for file playback.
     
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