How to Watch AVI on TV (Samsung TV Included)?

A smart TV is a big entertainment in our daily life. But sometimes when you tried to view AVI file on your TV through downloading from movies torrent sides, it's failed, even though AVI files are great and common for TV to offer great quality video. For example, playing .avi file format videos from your DLNA external network drive to my UN60ES6500 & UN55C7000 tv’s for nearly 2 yrs and all of a sudden all of the video files are coming up as ‘NOT SUPPORTED FILE FORMAT’. If so, how can you watch an AVI on TV successfully? Luckily, this article will offer you a simple solution to play AVI on your TV without any trouble.

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➤ Part 1 Why failed to watch AVI on TV?

➤ Part 2 The most efficient workaround to convert AVI files to view on TV?

➤ Part 3 How to Stream and play AVI on TV as well as Samsung TV?

Part 1 Why failed to watch AVI on TV?

Actually, an AVI file is a very complicated format that can be encoded in various ways, and you will find most downloadable videos on online video websites are in AVI format. As AVI format is so popular, you may have collected some AVI videos or movies, but your Smart TV supported video format is limited, such as from Samsung TV official website we know that Samsung TV best video format is H.264 codec MP4 format, and you may disappointed to find that there are many video formats not well supported, such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MKV, M4V, MTS, VOB, TiVo, etc. what’s the best video format for Smart TV playback? you could find all your TV supported file format as per your TV brand and type here. In this case, the best way to play AVI on TV is to convert AVI to H.264 MP4 format, once you convert unsupported videos to your TV accepted format, you will not have any video playback problems.

Part 2 The most efficient workaround to convert AVI files to view on TV?

In order to solve can't play AVI on TV (Samsung TV included), a recommended solution is to convert AVI to TV more supported video format to try out the easier and quicker way. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is easy-to-use yet professional video transcoding tool, equipped with a codec pack that contains various codecs,  which can quickly convert AVI to TV format on Mac or Windows.

Besides converting AVI to Samsung TV video format, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate also helps to 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 without any quality loss. Plus, It even can convert WMA, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, M4A, AAC, AC3, RA, AU, 3GA, MKA, DTS, APE, OGG, Opus and more audio to most TV supported MP3. With its bonus "Editor" features of “crop”, "aspect ratio" and “parameter setting” function, you can flexibly adjust the output video file size to make it more suitable. For Mac users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now download the right version of this AVI to TV Converter according to your computer type and start the conversion.

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Please refer to the step-by-step guide below on how to directly convert AVI to TV supported format for playback.

Step 1 Load AVI files to the AVI to TV converter

Launch this program, and click "Add File" button to load the AVI files you want to convert to the software, or drag your AVI files directly into the interface.

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Step 2 Select an output compatible format for your TV

Click "Select Format" button to choose your desired format. Here, you'll find tons of videos, audios and other preset formats available on the drop-down menu. It's recommended to double-check the compatibility or supported formats on your TV first, as this might different according to brand and models, such as the best format of Samsung TV is H.264 MP4, or if your original files is HD quality, you can also choose the HD MPEG or TS format. However, the MPEG-2, VOB and Dvix file format is generally supported across different TV sets.

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Tips: If you are the parameter geek, you can click "Setting" to adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc., before you go to start the video conversion for TV. What's more, you can trim or crop the unwanted parts and then merge them into the new one by clicking "Edit" button, also set the aspect ratio at 16:9 or 4:3 as per your video needs in the "Adjust" interface to avoid any black bar. 

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Step 3 Start AVI to TV conversion

Hit "Start" button to kick off the AVI to TV conversion. Once it's converted, you can now transfer the files to your hard drive and play it back on your LCD TV via a HDMI or USB cable.

Tip: If you prefer to watch videos on TV with the home DVD player like 8K Player hooked up, you can burn your AVI files onto a  DVD disc with this Video Converter too. 

Part 3 How to Stream and play AVI on TV as well as Samsung TV?

After finish the AVI to TV format conversion, simply transfer the converted AVI files to your USB drive and then plug USB key directly into TV, no matter whether is Samsung TV, to successfully view AVI on TV as easy as you play other video files. However, there is another fastest and simplest way available with Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to make sure you have got a streaming device like Chromecast, Roku or you have a smart TV, that is, streaming AVI to TV by the invincible Dimo Media Server based on IP address sharing technology to get rip of USB port. And in this way, you don't need to worry about how to connect your TV with HDMI with your computer any more, for example, wirelessly to stream your converted file "Game of Thrones" to TV. Here is the brief guide tutorial.

Step 1 Get the converted AVI with your TV connected

First you will need to connect your PC and your TV or streaming device like Chromecast to the same network. And after you have installed Dimo Video Converter, its build-in Dimo Media Server, no any additional plugin you need to install, just click "Media Server" on the main interface to activate video folder streaming service.

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Step 2 Load AVI files to Media Server

Press "Share" and use your device and scan the upcoming QR code; If no barcode scanner, please directly hand-write http://IP:PORT like "http://192.168.1.109:8868/" (without quotation marks) into the address bar of your TV browser. After several seconds, you can enjoy your converted AVI file on the big screen. If you want to copy the video files to your server, pleaser long-press the file you want and it will pop up the "save" menu to finish video transferring.

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