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

An MKV file is a relatively new video format that now enjoys increasing popularity on the Internet. As a movie lover that holds a collection of awesome MKV files, it's very likely that you want to share them with your family and friends via a bigger screen. However, as most TVs (Samsung TV included) failed to give support to the MKV format, you'll need to convert the downloaded MKV videos to the format supported by your television beforehand. Here, the Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter Ultimate for Mac) is highly recommended. With it, you can convert movies from virtually any formats to your TV seamlessly without any hassle. I'll guide you through it step-by-step.

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1 Import MKV files to the MKV to TV converter

Run this program and click the Add Files button to load your MKV files. The upload movies will show up as thumbnails, stacked up on each another in an organized manner.

You can also rearrange the order, add plug-in subtitles or merge all the files into one, if necessary.

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Select TV compatible format as the output

Click the format image to reveal the output format list. In order to choose the best playback quality and compatibility with your TV, you have the options below:

  1. Choose a format type that your TV support.
  2. Select the MPEG format due to its high compatibility with most TVs that are available today.
  3. If you plan to enjoy them on your Apple TV, choose the Apple TV presets from the Devices category (Apple TV 2 and 3 are also included).

After choosing the output format, you can click the Settings button to adjust the bit rate, frame rate or resolution manually to fit in your playback requirements.

3 Edit MKV videos

Provided that you also want to rotate the original video 90 degrees, crop to full screen, trim out unwanted part or much more; the MKV to TV converter also provides embedded editing feature to help you achieve it easily. To access the edit window, just click the Edit button and you'll enter the editing screen.

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Start MKV to TV conversion

Once you're done editing, just hit the Convert button to activate the conversion. Now, you can let this program run in the background and make yourself a cup of coffee.

You'll be notified with a pop-up message upon completion. Simply click Open Folder and then transfer the files to your hard drive or playback on your TV via the HDMI or USB cable.

Here is the brief video tutorial.

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