That one is easy. Only so many formats are supported. It costs for each one you add and the consumers will not pay for more than a few. Fix for us? Encode video in an encoding that works or use some player that does work.
Yes, this is well discussed but I thought you would like to know why this is.
I have copied some videos from my Canon HD video camera (HF S100) to a harddrive and am trying to watch the videos on my new Samsung 7-series TV. However, the media player says the format is not supported. I get the same message if i try to watch videos from older Sharp camera (Video: 720x576 pixels, 25frames/s, 29131kbps, Audio: 1024kbps, PCM format).
I have also tried running the videos from Windows Media player using DLNA connection to a laptop. The Video can run on the laptop but not in the TV.
Why doesn't the Media player support such "standard" formats or do I need to change some settings?
Are there/will there be an update to handle more formats?
Can codeks be downloaded from somewhere?