How to play MKV videos on Philips TV easily from USB/Hard drive?

“Hi there, can anyone tell me that if Philips TVs can play MKV format? I have copied some MKV files to USB flash drive and wait to play them on Panasonic LED TV through USB port, but I find my Philips TV can’t recognize the MKV videos, can anyone help me to play MKV files on Philips LED TV from USB? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

When got a new Philips Smart TV, some users may eager to know if Philips TV will play .mkv files via USB. As you have found out, those MKV files don’t seem to playable with Philips TV. In fact, Philips TV can play movies with good video quality but compared with Samsung and Sony Smart TVs, Philips TV can only support formats – H.264/MPEG-4 AVC natively. For you information, an MKV is just a container format, holding video, audio, image or subtitle files in it. The video and audio files in different MKV files can be encoded with different codecs. For example, an MKV file with DTS audio can’t be rendered on Philips TV as well as other Smart TVs. So there is any available way to enable Philips TVs to play those unsupported MKV files successfully?

Maybe someone will recommend installing DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance?) to play MKV medias on Philips TV. But many DLNA users find that even if with the installation of DLNA at the expensive price, Philips TV still won’t play MKV or they can just play part of MKV. And some older models of Philips TV can’t support to install DLNA. To fix these problems, the effective and simple way is to transcode MKV to a fully compatible format with Philips TV. aPubsoft Video Converter, as the best Philips TV converter, is winning more and more credits and public praises.

This video converter app helps you fast convert MKV to Philips TV more friendly format i.e. H.264 MP4 while keeping the original quality. Besides MKV, the program can also transcode MTS, MPG, FLV, XAVC, MOV, AVI, TiVo and more videos to optimized preset profiles for media players including iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S5, etc to meet your different needs. If you are a Mac user, please turn to aPubsoft Video Converter Mac (Sierra, El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Now download the right program and follow the guide below to start encoding/re-encoding MKV files to H.264 MP4 for Philips TV.

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Simple steps to play MKV files on Philips TV

Step 1. Import MKV videos

Run the Philips TV Video Converter and then directly drag and drop the MKV videos to the program. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files to convert at a time.

MKV to Philips TV Converter

Step 2. Choose the output format

Click “Profile” bar, and choose “HD Video > HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)” as output format, which is best video format for playing on Philips TV.

Convert MKV videos to H.264 MP4 for Philips TV

Tip– Advanced settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Step 3. Start transcoding MKV to Philips TV

Click the “Convert” button at the bottom-right corner of the interface to convert MKV to H.264 MP4 for Philips TV on Windows/Mac. This MKV to Philips TV Converter will finish the MKV to Philips TV conversion in just a few minutes.

After conversion, you can transfer all the output files to a usb drive and play them on Philips TV via a USB cable or you can directly stream them over DLNA or using Plex media server.

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