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Play AVI on LG Smart TV 

LG Smart TV can do a lot more than just watch TV channels. It comes with a variety of apps and networking services installed, which gives the TV some of the capabilities of a computer. You can stream videos and music from external devices like mobile phones, computers, USB drives through HDMI, Wi-Fi or USB connection, allowing you to play local movies on the big screen. Normally it can play almost all major video files. Sometimes, however, you may find certain video file especially AVI can’t play on LG TV.  If you are stuck in the same issue, you are in the right place. This article just aims to introduce a step by step guide on how to play AVI on LG Smart TV.

Which video format is supported by LG TV?

As we all know, AVI format is one of the most popular video formats. You will find many videos downloaded are in AVI format and you will also discover that there are many playable devices that support AVI format. Chances are you have some AVI video files at hand, you may wonder about can LG Smart TV support AVI files from USB?

After searching for LG TV supported file formats, we get the following tablet:

Extension Codec  



Video VC-1 Advanced Profile (WMVA excluded), VC-1 Simple and Main Profiles
Audio WMA Standard (WMA v1/WMA Speech excluded), WMA 9 Professional



Video Divx3.11, Divx4, Divx5, Divx6, XViD (except 3 warp-point GMC), H.264/AVC, Motion Jpeg, MPEG-4
Audio MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), Dolby Digital, LPCM, ADPCM, DTS




Video H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, HEVC
Audio AAC, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)



Video H.264/AVC, MPEG-4
.mkv Video MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VP8, VP9, HEVC
Audio Dolby Digital, PCM, DTS, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III(MP3), AAC





Video H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, HEVC
Audio MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC, PCM




Video MEPG-1, MPEG-2
Audio MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)
.vob Video MEPG-1, MPEG-2
Audio Dolby Digital, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, DVD-LPCM



Video RV30, RV40
Audio Realaudio6(cook), AAC LC, HE-ACC

Look, LG Smart TV supports AVI but only support Divx AVI files with Divx3.11, Divx4, Divx5, Divx6, XViD (except 3 warp-point GMC), H.264/AVC, Motion Jpeg, MPEG-4 video codec, and MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), Dolby Digital, LPCM, ADPCM, DTS audio codec. Therefore, if your AVI files are encoded with other unsupported video or audio codec, you will fail to open them on LG TV.

Fortunately, the issue is easy to solve. You can find a video converter by googling or you can choose to use the best AVI video converter we recommend here.

Best LG TV Converter

Pavtube Video Converter (Mac Version) is an effective LG TV Video Converter that can convert any video formats and codecs to LG TV supported video formats and codec at a fast speed. It also provides users with LG TV optimized preset equipped with most compatible Audio/Video parameters. With this powerful application, you can adjust video resolution to 2160p, 1080, 720p to adapt to your LG TV models. For LG 3D TV, it also can create 3D video from 2D/3D source. It outputs 3D SBS, TB, Anaglyph effect and allows users to adjust 3D depth to get better 3D enjoyment on LG 3D TV. Read review to learn more.

Then just free download the AVI to LG Smart TV Converter  from our website. In the following part, I will tell you how to use it.

How to Convert Unsupported AVI for LG TV Playback?

Step 1: Load AVI video

Load the AVI videos by clicking "File" or just directly drag and drop the AVI video to the software. If you want to convert AVI to LG TV in batch, just load multiple AVI video files.

Load AVI files into the program

Step 2: Choose LG TV Supported Format

Pavtube product offers hundreds of video formats. We suggest you to choose LG TV video format from "Format">"TVs">"LG TV(*.mp4)". This preset is equipped with LG TV supported video and audio codec.

Output LG TV preset profile formats

Tip 1: For LG 3D TV, just go to "3D Video" category, select "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" as output format.

Tip 2: If your LG TV is a 4K model, you'd better choose H.264 high profile MP4 video from "Common Video". Then click “Settings” icon on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, enter “3840*2160” in “Size(pix)” brackets, so that you will be able to upscale your SD or HD video to 4K resolution for your LG 4K TV.


Step 3: Start AVI to LG Smart TV conversion process

Now it is time to get the added AVI videos converted to LG TV format. Just click the “Convert” button to finish the AVI to LG TV conversion. Soon after the conversion, connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, transfer the files to the USB drive then playback with your LG Smart TV at ease.

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