AVI Solution for Smart TV : Transfer and Play AVI files on Samsung TV

AVI files on Samsung TV? This page will give a definite answer. If you wanna get AVI files to Samsung TV for playback, just read on.

Question: Why does my Samsung Smart TV H6400 not play AVI files ?
I have the following TV - Samsung Smart TV H6400. And I have a few movies in avi format on an external hard drive.

The manual for the TV says that as soon as the USB is plugged in, a menu will appear - which it does. BUT, only Photos or Music. The option for Movies doesn't appear?

I can navigate around the contents of the Hard drive, and can see the file, but can't click on it to play?

I have tried both the hard drive & flash drive, and have also placed the avi files within separate folders and not, but have the same problem.

Is it possible for me to watch these AVI movies on my Samsung TV?"

Samsung TV supported video format is limited. From Samsung TV official website we know that Samsung TV best video format is H.264 codec MP4 format. To playing AVI files on Samsung TV, you'd better convert AVI to the best compatible format for Samsung TV, so that you can avoid video playback issue.

Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter to complete the AVI to Samsung TV conversion task. This program spells simplicity, efficiency and quality. It can convert all kinds of AVI, MKV, MOV, VOB, FLV, WMV, MTS files to Samsung Smart TV, OLED TV, UHD TV, LED TV more supported video format. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. If you are Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (Mavericks, Yosemite included), which has the same function as the Windows version.

Free download the AVI to Samsung TV Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Converting AVI to Samsung TV best video format

1. Import AVI video files

Launch the AVI file converter. Click "Add File" button to import the .avi files which you like to play on Samsung TV. This software supports batch conversion.

2. Set Samsung TV compatible format

Click the "Format" drop-down button to select Samsung TV more compatible H.264 MP4 video from the "Common Video" category.

Tip: Video, Audio settings

Before start the video conversion for Samsung TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

3. Start AVI to Samsung TV conversion

Click the "Convert" button to start converting AVI to Samsung TV more supported MP4 video. When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MP4 files effortlessly. Just transfer and play AVI movies on Samsung TV with ease.

Editor’s Note:

Besides transferring AVI video to Samsung TV through USB external drive, you can also cast AVI to Samsung TV directly with Chromecast. However, Chromecast doesn’t support AVI directly. Something you should note is- you still need to use change AVI format with the professional AVI to Samsung TV Converter first and then plug this thumb-sized media streaming device into the HDMI port on your TV. Then you can set it up with a simple mobile app and share your favorite online shows, movies, and even webpages to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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