Best Workaround: How to Play MKV Files on LG Smart TV

This article will explain why LG TV won’t play MKV files and how to get MKV files and LG TV to play nicely.


If you have lots of MKV files an LG Smart TV, chances are you want to play MKV files on your LG TV. When you try to do this, you’ll find some MKV files work and some just don’t seem to playable on the LG TV. First of all, have a look at the related issues:

“My LG TV refuses to play some MKV files, displaying an unhelpful codec error message. I’m seeking for a way to get MKV playable on LG TV.”

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

To successfully play all kinds of MKV on LG TV whatever via USB drive or via DLNA server like Plex, Serviio, Twonky, and etc, the best bet is to convert MKV to LG Smart TV more compatible video format H.264 codec MP4 format. And EaseFab Video Converter is recommended here to help you get the job done.

Basically, this video converter app helps you convert any MKV file to LG Smart TV more friendly format H.24 MP4 with the best quality. Besides MKV, MP4, 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 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy S6, etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Download the software and we will share a quick solution with you.

How to convert and play MKV on LG Smart TV

1. Load source MKV videos

Start MKV to LG TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. Batch conversion is supported. You can add more files at one time.


2. Choose the output format

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


Tip: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.


3. Start encoding MKV to LG TV

Hit the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This MKV to LG TV Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in minutes.

After conversion, click Open to get the converted videos and then transfer the MKV to LG Smart TV via USB. Now you can play MKV movies on LG TV with ease.

Read More:
Play MKV files via Plex no sound – Solution
Top 5 Free MKV Players for Mac OS X
2 Ways to Play MKV files on iPhone 6S/iPhone 6S Plus

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