Best Workaround to watch MKV on Samsung TV

Although in the manual book of Samsung TV, MKV is one of the supporting formats. However, in actual use, many people complained that MKV can't be played in Samsung Smart TV, OLED TV, UHD TV, LED TV, etc.. Why can't we play some of the MKV movies on Samsung TV? How to solve Samsung TV won't play MKV file? Find out the best workaround for MKV Samsung TV playback in this article now.

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Why Samsung TV Can't Play MKV?

Technically MKV is a complex video container including different video encodings, only those MKV videos with encodings and resolution matching with the default encodings and resolution of Samsung TV can be played. If Samsung TV doesn't recognize the codec, you'll fail to play MKV even though it is a supported format. For example, MKV files with DTS audio have bad compatibility with Samsung TV.

How to Play all MKV on All Samsung TVs?

Based on such limitation above, MKV to Samsung TV conversion and MKV to Samsung TV transmission may be the best place for streaming MKV to Samsung TV. Yet what worries some of us is that it will lead to a decline in video and audio quality. When formats are transferred file quality suffers. Forasmuch, what we need is settling the question in eminently safe fashion without risking quality.

Not to worry though, MKV file can make light work of to be played on an Samsung TV. You just need to download a top Samsung TV video converter that supports converting, formatting and even streaming the MKV video to Samsung TV while preserving the high definition of which.

Best MKV to Samsung TV Converter

Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate gives you an easy way to solve MKV failed to open in Samsung TV issue by converting MKV files to Samsung TV more supporting H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format no matter what models your Samsung TV are, like Samsung H6400 3D Full HD LED TV, Samsung UN40J5200 Smart LED TV, Samsung UN50JU6500F 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, Samsung UN65JS9500 4K SUHD Smart 3D Curved LED TV, Samsung UN50J6200 LED HDTV, or other Samsung/Sony/LG/Panasonic TV models.

Besides converting MKV to Samsung TV, this MKV to Samsung TV converter can also rip Blu-ray, DVD and convert other formats, like MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, VOB, FLV, DV, MOV, RMVB to Samsung TV supported format. What's more, with the "Media Server" function, you can wirelessly share local video files to Samsung TV directly

If you are a Mac (OS High Sierra) user and want to convert videos for playing on Samsung TV, just turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now download app and follow below guide to learn how to stream MKV file on Samsung TV.

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Part 1: Format Conversion- Three Steps to Convert MKV to Samsung TV 

First, learn how to convert MKV to Samsung TV supported video format without loss of quality.

Samsung TV supported video format

a. Add MKV Files. 

Install and run this MKV covnerter for Samsung TV. Simply drag and drop the MKV file one by one to this MKV to Samsung TV converter. Or import the MKV files through "Add File".

b. Choose Samsung TV supported video format. 

Hit the drop-down menu of "Select Format", and take your selection -Samsung TV under the category of "Devices > TVS". If necessary, go to the "Settings" to make your adjustments on video and audio quality. 

c. Convert MKV to Samsung TV 

Click "Start" button to start to convert MKV to Samsung TV. You will find the video keeping as good as the quality of raw video in output folder by clicking "Open". This Samsung TV video converter ensures the output video quality and high speed to finish task. 

Tip: Do Advanced settings(optional) 

Before start the MKV conversion for Samsung TV, you can click "Edit" to crop the source video so as to get the part you want and get rid of some black bars or even trim the ads part off.

Samsung TV video settings

Part 2: Video Transmission - Send converted MKV to Samsung TV

After the above steps(a-b-c), you are able to transfer/stream/share converted MKV to Samsung TV directly. 

Method 1. Use Dimo Media Server

Free Media Server

1- Network connection: Make sure that the PC/Mac and Samsung TV are connected to the same home Wi-Fi.

2- Open Dimo Video Converter Ultimate and click "Media Server" tab.

3- Click on "Browse" button to choose the location which store your source movies.

4- Click "Share" to begin sharing local videos to Smasung TV. Don't close the free Media Server for Dimo.

5- Open the browser on Samsung TV and input the website URL "http://IP:PORT" like "" (without quotation marks) into the address bar.

6- The loaded video source will be listed and you can now play converted MKV movies on your Samsung TV.

Method 2. Use All Share app

1. Ensure your computer as a DLNA server

  • Open Charm Bar and turn to "Setting"
  • Hit on the WiFi icon
  • Find the WiFi and right click on it
  • Select "Turn Sharing On and Off"
  • Then on the opened window, choose "Yes..." to turn to sharing and connect to compatible devices

2. Use Samsung TV to access the video content on PC

  • Switch on Samsung TV and click on "Smart Hub" button 
  • Launch the All Share Play app 
  • Select the category Videos and then play the one you need

Method 3. Use USB

Find a USB port at the back of your Samsung TV. Just stick the USB into it, and then you can play USB MKV on Samsung TV.

Hope the methods provided by Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to play MKV on Samsung TV are what you are looking for. Enjoy your life on the big screen in front of the home theater. Now all the following issues encountered when watching MKV on Samsung TV are solved:

Watching .mkv files on a Samsung LED TV 40EH5000- I have just it and have connected my laptop to it via a wireless connection. I have several .mkv files on my laptop that I would like to watch on the TV but they don't play (most of the files aren't even recognised and the ones that are keep getting an error message "file format not supported".

I cannot play any single MKV file on LED TV (32EX550) over USB. The Samsung TV gives an error message saying: "File cannot be read of found". 

How to play MKV file with DTS audio track on Samsung UE32C4000PW (bedroom tv)? And how to switch tracks?

Hello guys. Is there any way I can make my Samsung Smart TV (UA46D6600) play MKV-video with subitles keepping?

MKV won't play - I have a Smart LED TV 40PFL5007H-Hi and according to the manual it supports "MKV video (*.mkv): H.264" Yet, when I try to play a MKV movie on the Samsung TV it wont work. I get the error: "The file cannot be read". 

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