Have some MP4 files stored on your local computer and look for a way to play them on your Samsung TV, if you are not a tech savvy, you may have no idea how to make that achieved. There is no need to worry, the following article will show you 5 workable solutions to get MP4 files played on Samsung TV and one effective tool to fix all Samsung TV MP4 playing/streaming issues.
Solution 1: Enjoy MP4 on Samsung TV via audio-visual (AV) cables
There are 4 different types of cable connection; the HDMI, DVI, VGA and S-Video. Usually there are outputs on your computer and inputs on your TV. You have to check the ports on both of your computer and TV before attaching or hooking up your PC to the TV with the cables.
Solution 2: View MP4 on Samsung TV via wireless connection
If you don’t want to have a wire between your laptop and TV, another option is to go wireless. There are various options here depending on your laptop’s capabilities since a few laptops have a built-in wireless system called WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) which works with a compatible receiver such as Netgear’s Push2TV.
There are also wireless systems which plug into the HDMI port on your TV and laptop (possibly the USB port on your laptop), sending the video wirelessly. These aren’t generally cheap, though, and most wireless video systems have a hit on video quality and can also introduce a mismatch between video and audio.
Solution 3: Stream MP4 to Samsung TV with Google Chromecast
For most people the best wireless solution is to buy a Google Chromecast which costs as little as £30. This HDMI dongle plugs into your TV and connects to your Wi-Fi.
The devices has the ability to cast a tab of your choice in Chrome so it appears on the screen using the built-in cast feature. You can then visit websites, show photos and even watch video. Find out how to setup and use a Chromecast.
Solution 4: Play MP4 on Samsung TV via USB
Some newer Samsung TV models have USB port that enables you to play media files stored on USB devices, you can following the steps below to play MP4 files on Samsung TV from USB.
Step 1: Plug a USB storage device into a USB port at the back of your TV or the Mini One Connect of your TV.
Step 2: Press the Source button on your remote
Then select USB Device USB or Press the HOME button on your remote, navigate to Source or choose USB Device
Step 3: Select the media file you want to play
Step 4: Press the “Enter” button to show the control panel
Solution 5: Stream MP4 to Samsung TV via Plex Media Server
The Plex app is available on 2016 and newer model year Samsung sets that are Tizen-based. You can install the Plex Media Server directly on your computer, and add the MP4 files to the Plex library via Plex Media Player, then download and install the Plex app on your Samsung TV for streaming MP4 files to Samsung TV via Plex Media Server.
It’s likely that you will encounter format, codec or profile settings issues when enjoying MP4 files on Samsung TV via above listed solutions. If you are looking for a all-in-one solution to fix all those issues, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has enhanced media compatibility with virtually all 4K/2K/HD/SD MP4 file encoded with various different compression codec such as H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, MVC, etc. You can easily produce Samsung TV compatible file formats and then flexibly adjust other profile settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
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Step by Step to Convert Any MP4 for Samsung TV Playing/Streaming
Step 1: Load MP4 files into the program.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Samsung TV supported file formats, and then adjust other playback settings in the program’s “Profile Settings” window. You can also choose to directly output MP4 to Samsung TV preset profile formats under “TVs” main category.
Step 3: Start the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MP4 to Samsung TV playable format, codec and profile settings conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no limitation to play and stream MP4 on Samsung TV via above listed solutions.