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Help with UN55B8000. I cannot play any movie files

by coco0045 / November 28, 2009 6:15 AM PST


I got the new 55 LED TV (UN55B8000) and using PS3 media server on my Mac via DLNA to stream movies. However, I cannot play ANY movie file types! Most of my movies are in avi but even mpeg cannot be played. I see the PS3 media server in the Media Play screen and able to browse trhough all my collections of movies, but when I click on the movie, it states "file format is not supported." I've update the UN55B8000 firmware and even registered for Divx as well without any help. Can someone please point me to the right direction? What am I doing wrong? Do I have to change media server? It's a Mac so what media server work well with Samsung tv? I rather not use Bootcamp to use the Samsung media server. What are my options and please please help! Thank you!

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Help with UN55B8000. I cannot play any movie files
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 28, 2009 9:29 AM PST


The TV doesn't officially support Mac, so I'll bump this up to the top for those who may be able to help. I just don't have any resources available for support.


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Still problem evem with Windows...
by coco0045 / November 28, 2009 3:15 PM PST

I even tried playing the videos via Windows using tversity as my media server. Same problem as with the PS3 server; "file format is not recognized." I'm beginning to be worried if its not the TV itself. What media server are people using besides the OEM one that Samsung gave us that's working? Am I doing anything wrong?

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by jw650 / November 29, 2009 7:09 PM PST
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Help! Can not stream subtitles (srt) files to LE7000 w/DLNA!
by gjokan / February 6, 2010 5:21 AM PST

HI,were you able to solve your issue with streaming from MAC to Samsung?
I am able to stream avi using eyeconnect, but it doesn't recognize external subtitles (srt or sub), avi works fine.
In other forums I read that PS3 media player works better. I installed it in my Macbook, it is recognized from the TV, can navigate through the folders, but can no play at all avi's, mpg's, jpg's etc....It says all the time "file format not supported"...any idea?

the funnny thing is that using PS3 meda player, in samsung I see that for a cetain.avi I have external subtitles, but is simply not able to play the files (video, photos) Sad

Whoever has a solution to this, please tell me...I am getting desperated...
Note to the samsung people:I bought this samsung because of DLNA, but is really DECEVING!!

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