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How to Play AVI Files on TV (Samsung TV Included)

Can't view the AVI files on your TV via USB? That happens and as comfort, not only to you! An AVI file is a very complicated format that can be encoded in various ways and your TV just won't be able to recognize all of them. Well, it's hard to find the right codecs and install them accordingly. So, it's better to try out the easier and quicker way; encode them to whatever format you need in just 3 simple steps. There's a detailed step-by-step guide below.

All you need is a solid and powerful Video Converter (Video Converter Ultimate for Mac). You can download the free trial here:

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Easy Steps to Convert AVI to TV compatible format

1 Load AVI files to the AVI to TV converter

Launch this program, click the Add Files button or drag your AVI files directly onto the interface. (Tips: Batch conversion is supported to ease your conversion and save time).

After importing the AVI files, you can rename the file, re-arrange the imported files and also click Merge all videos into one file if necessary.

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Select an appropriate format for your TV

Click the Output Format to choose your desired format. Here, you'll find tons of videos, audios and other preset formats available. It's recommended to double-check the compatibility or supported formats on your TV first, as this might vary according to brand and models. However, the MPEG-2, VOB and Dvix file format is generally supported across different TV sets.

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3 Start AVI to TV conversion

Now you've come to the last step, just hit Convert to kick off the AVI to TV conversion. Once it's converted, you can now transfer the files to your hard drive and play it back on your LCD via a HDMI or USB cable.

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Play AVI on TV tips:

  • If your original files is HD quality, you can also choose the HD MPEG or TS format. You can also adjust the parameters to be exactly the same as your source file to ensure the best quality of playback. To access the setting window, just click the Settings button right above the Convert button. Furthermore, you can also select the output format as 3D MOV, 3D WMV or 3D MP4 in the 3D format category if you wish.
  • If you prefer to watch videos on TV with the home DVD player hooked up, you can burn your AVI files onto a  DVD disc with this Video Converter too. 

Here is the brief video tutorial.

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