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Compatibility TV Led and Mac

by mikedtk / April 6, 2012 12:28 AM PDT


I have a TV LED UE32D5700 and an Imac. I also have a WD MyBookWorld HD on my network.

I have no problem reading AVI video on my TV from de WD, but I can't have the subtitle.
I'm also not able to read the MKV files and MP4 files.

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9", and again, with "all share", I can't read MP4 files and can't get subtitle.

Rem : It's good working on Mac and PC

I've heard that the compatibility between samsung product and Mac isn't so good. Any advice or problem solving?

Thanks guys !

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There is good and bad news here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2012 12:49 AM PDT

Audio Video encoding and playback issue discussions are plentiful and you have brought up what is confounding many. That is, the sheer number of different encoding and standards means that for the foreseeable future we will not have a unified system where all AV files play in all places with all features (such as subtitle.)

This is not an issue that is new but if you want to solve playback you start by learning what encoding your players play and then encoding your AV content in compatible encoding.

I find better than half the folk want nothing to do with this learning. They only want it to work. For those folk I suggest they stick with DVD/BD media, Netflix and such.

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Evolution of the situation
by mikedtk / April 9, 2012 9:10 PM PDT

I totally understand that, and I'm really not the kind of guys who is absolutly want to fix everything to work.

My question was more assigned to someone from Samsung who can give me an evolution of the compatibility between Mac an Samsung, and the question was more about this compatibility than the way to read a kind of AV file.

99% of the time, I'm pretty happy about the way my stuff work.

But thanks for the clarification... Happy

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Evolution of the situation -
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 10, 2012 3:22 AM PDT

mikedtk -

Sometimes Mac and PCs may have an issue with audio or subtitles, but that doesn't have to do with the Samsung television - in many cases, that has to do with either how the file is encoded, or DLNA standards in both devices.

Some people have various formats for various reasons, and the formats that are listed in the manual are supported. Try renaming the subtitle file the same as the video file to see if that helps. If not, it may need to be re-encoded.


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by mikedtk / April 10, 2012 6:16 AM PDT

It's not a problem with the AV file because if I read it with a mac or my Windows nootebook, there is no problem with the subtitle. Either with a MKV file.

WHen I try to read it with my TV, it say the format is not supported. Here is only the samsung material that not support these format.

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You nailed it!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2012 6:33 AM PDT
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We know there is no PC inside the TV so right there you nailed the issue. These TVs, DVD and BD players only support a small percentage of what we can play on our PC and Apple machines.


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