Best Workaround: How to Play MP4 files on LG Smart TV

Failed to play MP4 files on LG TV? Don’t worry! There is an way way to get MP4 and LG TV to play nicely, let’s find it out here.


Can LG TV be able to play the MP4 files? You have probably tried this at some time. But strangely, some MP4 files work and some just don’t seem to be playable on the LG TV. First of all, have a look at a related issue:

“I want to watch films – in .mp4 format it shows me the films on the menu screen on the LG TV, but when I try to play it says unsupported file.”

As far as I know, video codec, bitrate, resolution all decide the compatibility of the video on LG TV. MP4 is a media container format which can be encoded with many different codecs, like divx, xvid, h265, h264, h263, avc, mpeg-4, etc. And LG TV is only compatible with MP4 in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec (For LG 4K TV is H.265/HEVC codec). In other words, if you transfer MP4 with other types of codecs to LG TV through USB, you will fail to play MP4 on LG TV.

What if you want to get the incompatible MP4 files and LG TV to play nicely? In fact, the problem is easy to solve and the solution for you is to find a third-party tool to make everything easy. The EaseFab Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users) is one of the best options. It’s good because you can use it as a video converter to first convert your MKV files and then play them on LG TV and also you can use it to stream MP4 files with any audio codecs to your LG TV as long as it has DLNA support or USB port. If not, it’s okay if you have a streaming device like Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku or Xbox, PS3.

Simple Guide to Convert MP4 files to LG TV

1. Load source MP4 videos

Start MP4 to LG TV converter and drag .mp4 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 MP4 to LG TV

Hit the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This MP4 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 MP4 to LG Smart TV via USB. Now you can play MP4 movies on LG TV with ease.

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