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Can't Play MKV on LG TV? Solved!

LG Smart TV claims to support MKV files though, we still meet LG TV can't play MKV videos issue sometimes: “My LG TV refuses to recognize some MKV files, displaying an unhelpful codec error message." You might get confused that some MKV files can't be played on your LG TV while some others can. So what's the matter actually? For more information about how to play MKV on LG TV, this article will guide you. 

Why LG TV Failed to Play MKV Files?

From LG TV's official specs, there's no doubt that MKV is accepted by LG TV. But sometimes, some MKV files work well and other MKV files are not playable on LG TV. Why? Here are some possible reasons:

1. Copywritten Video

There is no doubt that if your MKV file is a copywritten video, it can't play without a proper license.

2. Video Stored in USB device

If your MKV video files are stored in a USB device which does not support high speed data transmission, may fail to play on LG TV.

3. Bitrate or Frame Rate is Too High

Your MKV video may not work if its bitrate or frame rate is higher than the standard value of LG TV. You need to ensure the bitrate and frame rate of the MKV videos are in the parameter scope.

4. Codec Issue

The most common reason is the incompatible codec issue. As a matter of fact, MKV is a container format, consisting of kinds of video, audio, image or subtitle files. And different MKV files tend to contain different video and audio codecs. The MKV files with unsupported audio codec (i.e. MKV DTS files) certainly can't be played on the LG TV. In this case, you have to transcode MKV to the compatible codec certificated by LG TV. (Which video format is supported by LG TV?)

Freely Play MKV on LG TV

As we mentioned above, you may fail to view MKV videos on LG TV due to incompatible codec issue. To solve it, you'd better find a third-party tool to read the video/audio codec by converting MKV to other format, which is compatible with LG TV. Pavtube Video Converter seems to be the ideal tool that provides simplest solutions.

This tool supports both Windows and Mac operating versions, therefore you do not have to worry about your computer system. It is the best video converter, which helps convert any video formats and codecs to LG TV supported video formats and codec within three simple clicks. 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.

No more talking, let's go straight in. First of all, download this program and get it installed as preparation. Then let's see the detailed guide to use Pavtube Video Converter to convert MKV files to watch on LG TV.

User Guide to Convert MKV to LG TV Supported Format for Playback

1. Load MKV videos

This application allows you to import your MKV files in two different ways. You can either click the "File" >"Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder"  button to browse your local directory or you can simply choose to drag-and-drop your local MKV videos onto the program.

2. Select output format for LG TV

Click 'Format" bar to expand the output format list. The output profiles are divided into two parts: Format and Device. You can choose “LG TV(*.mp4)” for your LG Smart TV. Of course, you also can simply choose “H.264 MP4” for your TV.

Note: Except for LG TV, you can find Apple TV under "Apple TV" category, and other TV models under TVs category. Popular Android smartphone, iPhone, game consoles are also included.

3. Convert and play MKV on your LG TV

Convert MKV to a LG TV supported format by clicking the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This Video Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in seconds. After the conversion, you can transfer all the converted MKV files to a USB drive and then playback your MKV on LG TV.

Optional - If you're an experienced user, you can also adjust the video parameter for your needs before conversion. Just open Settings window, you're able to adjust parameters, such as regulate encoder, bitrate, change resolution, change aspect ratio, and increase video volume, etc. Want to change the fps to LG standard value? The built-in frame rate converter will meet your demands.

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