The wide screen TV has been widely welcomed by more and more users due to the high definition resolutions and larger screen. Samsung TV, as one of the most popular digital TVs, has been regarded as one of the firm choice when you are willing to pick up a TV for further entertainment. But, have you ever thought about the detailed ways to play digital media files on Samsung TV, such as MP4 videos? Is it available to play MP4 movies on Samsung TV? Next, the article will provide you with more specific details on this topic.
Part 1: How to Play MP4 Movies Directly on Samsung TV
How to play the downloaded MP4 movies directly on Samsung TV? The methods vary depend on your needs. Here I will list the most popular solutions for you.
Solution 1. Stream MP4 movies to Samsung TV
The first convenient way to play MP4 movies on Samsung TV is to stream your MP4 movies to TV accordingly. But you should make sure that you have the streaming platforms at hand, for example a Chromecast, Roku, Xbox or PS3 and so on. But the detailed steps on how to stream MP4 movies to Samsung TV vary. For example, if you have the Chromecast, you need to prepare a Chrome browser and a related Chrome extension to achieve the goal. Here, you should put your focus on that your Samsung TV is also compatible with Chromecast and streaming function.
Solution 2. Play MP4 movies on Samsung TV wireless
If your Internet connection is in the right way, then you can try to play MP4 movies on Samsung TV wireless. Before that, make your WI-FI is running properly and the transferring speed is decent. Then, you need to connect your computer to Samsung TV via Wi-FI. Then, open the Internet connection receiver on both your Samsung TV and your computer. However, here you need to prepare a wireless PC to TV conversion box which can supply Wi-Fi connection to any computer immediately. With this box and Wi-Fi connection, you can transmit MP4 videos to your Samsung TV.
Solution 3. Play MP4 movies on Samsung TV via a USB
You can download the MP4 movies and then you can transfer the MP4 movies to your USB device. For most Samsung TV, you can find the USB ports at the back of the TV. What you need to do next is to insert the USB device to this port. Then follow the instructions on your Samsung TV to open the USB device and locate the MP4 videos in the USB. Then, you can immediately enjoy the MP4 movies immediately.
Part 2: How to Play MP4 Movie On Samsung From Computer
The process on how to play MP4 movies on Samsung from the computer can be similar to the steps showed above. But here I will present another effective and safe way to play the MP4 content from a computer on Samsung TV. Before playing the MP4 content from the computer, you need to find out and prepare connection cables. Usually, you can find HDMI, DVI, VGA, and S-Video cables on the market.
Here, what you only need to have is an audio-visual cable which is short for AV cables. Secondly, locate the AV ports on Samsung TV. Then, connect your computer to Samsung TV via AV cables. Please make sure that you have inserted the cables correctly. Next, you need the help of your Samsung TV’s remote to change the input of the TV. You only need to click the remote button on the “Input” option to change the “TV to HDMI”. Then the Samsung TV will detect the signal immediately. The specific information on your computer will be shown on this TV then. Finally, locate the MP4 movies on your computer and click “play” button to enter the viewing panel on Samsung TV.
Part 3: What If Samsung TV Won’t Play MP4 Movies
If you can play and watch the MP4 movies on Samsung TV by referring to the above solutions, then you are the luck one. But some users have reflected that not all the times the MP4 videos can be accepted and played on Samsung TV successfully. On the computer, the MP4 videos can be played properly without any damages. However, while transferring to the Samsung TV, the failure happens. Why can’t you watch MP4 files on your Samsung TV? In order to give out the exact solutions, we had better make it clear why does this happen.
The MP4 file has been corrupted or damaged. This is the first thing you have to check. If the MP4 files can’t be played properly on your computer, how could it be played in the right way on your Samsung TV? You had better have a further check on the MP4 file. If necessary, you need to download the file for another time.
Even though your current file you are going to play is in the format of MP4, this file may have various videos encoded in other types which are not compatible with Samsung TV, such as DivX, H.263, XviD, H264/AVC and so on. Those codec can be fully supported on your computer when the media player you have adopted can be compatible. However, for most Samsung TV, only MPEG-2, MKV and AVI file containers can be supported. In order to play the current MP4 video, you can try to convert the MP4 to other compatible formats, such as AVI.
How to convert the MP4 file to AVI format? In order to complete the conversion process, a third-party program will be needed. Here Leawo Video Converter can be the one you should not miss. Leawo Video Converter is able to rip MTS to various video formats with 100% original quality and 6X higher speed. It could support 180+ video and audio formats conversion with accuracy and no quality loss. With Leawo Video Converter, you can personalize the video including file merging, media editing, 3D movie creating, parameter adjusting, etc with the best output quality. At the same time, Leawo Video Converter can be able to create the photo or photo folders to the slideshow. The detailed steps will be showed below.
Step 1. Download Leawo Video Converter and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Load the MP4 video. You can click on the “Add Video” icon to import the file or just drag the MP4 video directly to the main menu. You can also locate the MP4 file on your computer and drag it directly to the main panel.
Step 3. Confirm the output format. You can open drop-down box beside the green icon “Convert” to choose “Change” to enter the “Profile” panel where you can set the output video format. You are allowed to select from more than 180 types of formats, here you had better select AVI as the output format which can be easier compatible with Samsung TV.
Step 4. Set the output AVI video parameters. You can just open the drop-down box to click “Edit” instead of “Change” in the main menu. It includes “Video Codec”, “Bite Rates”, “Resolution”, “Frame Rate” and “Aspect Ratio”.
Step 5. Start converting MP4 to AVI. Click the big green icon “Convert” on the main interface to start converting the MP4 to AVI. Before it starts, you need to confirm the “Save to” route. Then just click “Convert” to start. Finally, you just need to wait and the conversion process will be completed in several minutes.
Part 4: How to Play MP4 File on PC
Alternatively, if you fail to play MP4 files on your Samsung TV, then you will have to turn aside to your computer for the final solution. In most cases, if you can have an excellent media player, you can enjoy the MP4 playback with the best viewing experience on your computer. Which media player is your best option? Leawo Blu-ray Player is the one you should not miss.
As a 100% free and 6-in-1 media player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), MPEG, MP4 and so on. With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. If you prefer the customized viewing experience, you can set the audio and video parameter accordingly. Next, it is the tutorial for the playing process.
Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it.
Step 2. Load the MP4 file. Open Leawo Blu-ray Player and enter the main interface and load the MP4 on the computer by clicking the “Open File” button on the home interface. When you have imported the MP4, you can watch the MP4 file immediately on your computer.
Part 5: Conclusion
Samsung TV can be able to support the MP4 files playback on your computer, actually. However, sometimes due to the damaged MP4 or the incompatible MP4 codecs, the MP4 movies will not be played successfully on your Samsung TV. The most efficient way to solve the problem is to convert the MP4 format to other Samsung TV more compatible format with the help of Leawo Video Converter. Once it has been converted, try to plug the USB device to the TV to read the converted file so that you can enjoy the video smoothly.