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Samsung TV MP4- Solve Can't Play MP4 on Samsung TV via USB, DLNA, WLAN

Convert MP4 to Samsung TV more Supported Video Format on Windows or Mac

Symptoms in Playing MP4 on Samsung TV

  • When I try to play MP4 files from a direct USB connection on my Samsung TV, only to find the audio not working or only show the black screen.
  • I just installed Serviio Media Streaming Server in order to stream and play my MP4 video on Samsung TV D6100; to my disappointment, I got the "Not Supported File Format" message.
  • When I use Twonky to play subtitle embedded MP4 movies over DLNA on Samsung UA55D8000 TV, I can't get subtitles when playing MP4 videos on Samsung TV.
  • I met troubleshooting in playing Nexus recorded MP4 files on Samsung TV through the Plex Media Server.
  • My Samsung TV only plays some of my MP4 files but not others via USB drive

Why Can't Play MP4 on Samsung TV?

Main Reason:

Though MP4 is listed as Samsung TV supported video format on Samsung official website, Samsung TVs are particular about what audio and video codec inside in the MP4 video container. Samsung TV only supports playing MP4 in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec. Samsung TV MP4 issues are also affected by MP4 video resolution, frame rate, bitrates and etc.

Other Reasons:

  • MP4 Video content will not play, or not play correctly on Samsung TV, if there is an error in the content or the container.
  • If the Index Table is in error, the Seek (Jump) function is not supported.
  • When you play MP4 video on Samsung TV over a network connection, the video may not be played smoothly.
  • Some USB/digital camera devices may not be compatible with the player.

How to Solve Samsung TV Won't Play MP4?

To successfully play all kinds of MP4 on Samsung TV whatever via USB drive or via DLNA server like Plex, Serviio, Twonky, and etc, a recommended solution is to convert Samsung TV unsupported MP4 to Samsung TV more supported video format.

iDealshare VideoGo, the professional Samsung TV Converter for Mac or Windows, can batch and fast convert all popular video formats including MP4, MOV, FLV, Apple ProRes, MKV, VOB, WTV, WMV, RMVB, MXF, AVCHD, DV, XAVC, MPEG, MTS, TS, 3GP, ASF, MVI, BIK, DAV and etc to Samsung TV more compatible video format.

Besides converting video like MP4 to Samsung TV video format, iDealshare VideoGo also has advanced editing function like trim, crop, rotate, merge, split, add or remove subtitles, increase video audio volume and etc.

Convert MP4 to Samsung TV Format

Below is a detailed tutorial on how to convert MP4 to Samsung Smart TV more supported video format.

Make Preparation: Run MP4 Samsung TV Converter

Free download the ideal MP4 to Samsung TV Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

Samsung TV MP4 Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add MP4 files Samsung TV won't play

Simply drag and drop your .mp4 files or the folder where your MP4 videos are to the main window of this Samsung TV MP4 Video Converter; or click "Add File" button to locate and import the MP4 files.

Samsung TV Won't Play MP4 Solution - Convert MP4 to Samsung TV on Windows or Mac

Step 2 Select Samsung TV video format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select Samsung TV more supported 'H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)' from the "General Video" category.

To play HD MP4 on Samsung TV, select 'HD MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4)' from the "HD Video" category.

Step 3 Finish Converting MP4 to Samsung TV

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish the MP4 to Samsung TV video format conversion.