Why Samsung TV Cannot Play the Video Format?

So, you have just bought a Samsung Smart TV and want to play videos from your computer using it. Then you are at the right place, as we will be telling you how to achieve that in simple and easy steps. Take a look at the short guide that we have made for you.

How to use Samsung TV to play videos from computer

Samsung Smart TV lets you share your videos and other media files over a WiFi network easily and is DLNA compliant. All that you have to do is to use the All Share app that comes with it inbuilt and also ensure that your computer is configured as a DLNA server.

Step 1: Configure your computer as a DLNA server

• Open the Charm Bar (Windows 8) and then Settings

• Hit on the WiFi icon

• Find your WiFi network and right click on it

• Select the option ‘Turn Sharing On and Off’

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• On the next screen, choose ‘Yes...’ to enable sharing and connect to all compatible devices

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Step 2: Use Samsung TV to access the video content on your computer

• Switch on your Samsung TV now

• Click on the Smart Hub button

• Launch the All Share Play app

• From the app’s main window, select the category Videos and then play the one you want

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Samsung TV supported video formats

Your Samsung TV usually comes with a manual that lists the different video formats that it can support however; in general the Samsung TVs can support the following formats without any issues.


Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

As you can see, Samsung TV can only support a handful of video formats natively. Then what would you do with your mkv and other incompatible files, how would you play them on your Samsung TV? We are here to give you the good news that now you can play all those video formats using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate - one of the best video converters and streamers out there. It can not only convert your videos to over 150 formats and support 4K UHD but also can stream your videos directly from your computer to your Samsung Smart TV. Your computer and TV should be connected to the same network for it to work.

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  • Support any video and audio formats.
  • Convert to devices with the optimized presets for easily playback.
  • Edit video like a professional video editing program.
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  • Supported OS: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

How to use Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to convert videos for your Samsung TV

Step 1: Once you have connected your computer and Samsung TV to the same network, Video Converter Ultimate should automatically detect your streaming device which will be displayed under the Stream tab on the left hand side of the main app window.

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Step 2: Select the Convert tab from the main window and add video files that you would like converted for your Samsung TV. Notice that Wondershare allows you to Drag and Drop your video files on to the Converter Tab. Now, select the file you would like to convert and also the streaming device. Then, click on the button Stream on the right hand side bottom.

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Step 3: Now, select the Download tab from the main interface and go to the Finished section. To start playing the converted video files, you simply have to press on the WiFi / Play on TV icon given on the right hand side of every video file.

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