My Samsung TV won’t play some MKV files- Solution


My Samsung TV won’t play certain MKV files, it’s maybe 1/20 MKV files. I’ve tried some ways but it still won’t play…

Get some tech support from online, I got know that some video formats will use different settings and encodings for audio, it seems that my Samsung TV will only take a specific type of .mkv, your best bet is to format the other videos into the exact same way as the video can work or hook up a laptop/computer to your TV and play your videos through that.

Got some detailed info of my MKV files, and found DTS encoded MKVs are usually what won’t play well on my Samsung TV. And from Samsung TV official website we know that Samsung TV best video format is H.264 codec MP4 format. To playing MKV files on Samsung TV, we’d better convert .mkv to the best compatible format for Samsung TV, so that you can avoid video playback issues. I’ve tried the solution; it really works. Here I will share a quick solution with you. Follow me.

How to convert and play MKV on Samsung Smart TV:

1. Download Brorsoft video converter, the software is a video transcoding tool, equipped with a codec pack that contains various codecs, including both mkv(.*dts support) and mp4. The software is able to convert MKV, AVI, MTS, WMV, MOV, MPG… any popular video files to a decent format you need. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy s4, etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac.

2. Start MKV to Samsung TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.

Tip: If you wanna join MKV files into one, please check out the “Merge into one file” box.


3. Set output video format as H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality.


Tip: Before start the MKV conversion for Samsung Smart TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters. You can also click Edit to crop the source video so as to get the part you want and get rid of some black bars or even trim the ads part off.


4. Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert .mkv to mp4 for playing on Samsung TV immediately.

After the conversion is over, head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, and then you can play (1080p) MKV files on Samsung TV smoothly. Enjoy.