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Codec not supported - Samsung Smart TV series 6000

by rbindal / August 13, 2011 1:08 AM PDT

I've been downloading and watching 1080p movies in .mkv format by USB/USB HDD and they all have worked fine. Today I downloaded a movie in .mkv but when I try and play it in my TV it says "Video codec not supported".

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First, MKV is not a codec.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2011 1:12 AM PDT

It's a container and what's inside can be almost anything. This is why you should never see anyone claim to support all MKV and AVI playback. The MKV and AVI is supported but not what's inside the container.

This will continue to confuse many for years to come but your supplier of the content will have to tell you if it's ready to play on this set.
Bob

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thx for the response
by rbindal / August 13, 2011 5:55 PM PDT

thx for respose but can u you explain me more I am not very much aware of this

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You need another codec
by pbb72 / August 13, 2011 7:42 PM PDT
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(NT) Thanks for the well written reply.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 1:26 AM PDT
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thx
by rbindal / August 17, 2011 3:00 AM PDT
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thx

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Will upgrading Firmware support more codec?
by ronakthakker / November 5, 2011 5:21 PM PDT
In reply to: You need another codec

I have samsung LED TV UA22D5000NRLXL.
When I tried playing a file having Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) on TV, it gave me message 'Video codec not supported'.

There is latest firmware upgrade available to my TV.

Does upgrading firmware will support more codecs?

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Will upgrading Firmware support more codec?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 7, 2011 4:33 AM PST

ronakthakker,

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Resolution not in the spesifications.
by KimSteinhaug / July 15, 2013 12:23 AM PDT
In reply to: You need another codec

Thank you for the link:

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/learningresources/media2.0/usb_faq.html

However it states nothing about the resolution. Seems to me if you play a file with say 1920x1056 px resolution it does not play, if it were 1920x1080 px it plays fine. I either need to reencode the entire movie or Samsung would have to come with updates that allowes other resolutions.

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re: Resolution not in the spesifications
by KimSteinhaug / July 15, 2013 12:42 AM PDT

Update: I reencoded a 1920x1080 file in different resolutions and they all worked. 1920x1056, 1600x900 as example. This leads me to the conclusion that there are something wrong with the two files I cannot play on the TV.

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