Samsung TV won’t play some AVI files? Resolved

Failed to play some AVI files on Samsung TV through USB or DLNA? Simply follow the article to get the reason and the easiest solution to fix the problem.

A smart Samsung TV is a big entertainment in our daily life. Nowadays it is convenient to put movies on USB flash drive and play on Samsung Smart TV via USB port or stream over DLNA. Samsung claims the Smart TV support AVI files, however, we still encounter Samsung Smart TV won’t play AVI issues. There are frequently asked questions quoted below:

Q1: Can’t play these AVI’s on my LE32C65 Hi, Can anybody think of the reason why AVI’s in these format wouldn’t even show up in the list of files on my plugged in USB HDD using the Media Play 2.0 browser?

Q2: Why arent DLNA .avi video files working on Samsung Tv? I have been playing .avi file format videos from my DLNA external network drive to my UN60ES6500 & UN55C7000 tv’s for nearly 2 yrs and all of a sudden all of the video files are coming up as ‘NOT SUPPORTED FILE FORMAT’. What happened?

Actually, that happens and as common, not only to you! Why can’t Samsung TV play AVI videos? As a container format, AVI is not a specific type of file and there is no single codec for videos with .avi externsions. This is the reason why you can’t play AVI movies on Samsung TV. Luckily, there is a simple solution that will allow you to play AVI on your Samsung TV without any trouble.

Samsung Smart TV supported video format is limited, from Samsung TV official website we know that Samsung TV best video format is H.264 codec MP4 format. To play AVI files on Samsung TV, you’d better convert AVI to the best compatible format for Samsung TV, so that you can avoid video playback errors. Here I will share a quick solution for you. Follow me.

First, download and install EaseFab Video Converter. The program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you don’t need to know what is the audio codec in the AVI format that’ll be best for your Samsung TV. You just need to choose the among the optimized presets for Samsung TV and this program will do the rest for you. A while later, the video conversion will be finished and you’ll be able to watch the awesome AVI media content on Samsung TV without having to compromise on the quality. If you’re using a Mac, please turn the Mac version.

Simple steps to convert AVI files for playback on Samsung TV

Step 1: Simply drag your local AVI videos into interface or you can click “Add Video” button to load your AVI files to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple video files to convert at a time.

Step 2: Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to TV and Players category to Select Samsung TV as the output format. The optimized output format will contains the best video settings for playback on your Samsung TV.

Tip: If the default video/parameters can’t meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert .avi to mp4 for playback on Samsung TV through USB drive or DLNA in no time.

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1 Response to Samsung TV won’t play some AVI files? Resolved

  1. henryjackylucky says:

    I use iDealshare VideoGO to convert MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB to play on Samsung TV or other TV


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