Play MKV Files on TCL TV from USB Drive

What USB formats will my TCL LED TV support? I tried to play MKV on TCL TV from USB with no luck. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution though! From some users’ guides shared online, I’ve worked out a proper way to watch MKV movie on TCL TV from USB with ease.

To to able to play movies on a USB device(it doesn’t matter if it’s a USB pen, a USB hard drive, etc), you will need two things:

First, the device where you want to play the movies must support the USB device that you’re using (not all USBs are the same, and they can be formatted differently, too). So if when you plug it in, the TV doesn’t recognize it, use a different USB device.

Second, the movies that you put on the USB device must be payable by your device. ie: your TV must be able to decode and play the movie format. As we know, the .MKV is just a container like .AVI and is not a format. A format is like MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (Part 2), MPEG-4 AVC (Part 10) or H.264. Anyway, the point is your TV may not identify the format by the container (file name extension) so just RENAME your .MKV to .MP4 and see if it works.

If it does not work, you’d better convert MKV to TCL TV more friendly format with a third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter. It’s a professional yet easy-to-use app which can help us convert MKV to TCL TV accepted video without any quality loss. What’s more, it offers optimal preset profiles for Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, etc to meet your different needs. Besides MKV, this video converter also handles various common video formats, like MOV, MXF, MTS, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc. If you’re using a Mac, simply turn to the Video Converter for Mac version, which has the same function with the Windows version. Here is how to do it.

Steps to convert MKV to TCL TV compatible format

Step 1: Start the MKV to TCL TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.

Step 2: Set output video format as H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Here 3 H.264 presets H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)”, “H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4)”, “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” are supported.

Tip: Before start the MKV conversion for TCL TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert MKV for playback on TCL TV through USB drive in no time.

After the conversion is over, connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, transfer the files to the USB drive then plug into your TCL TV. Locate and play your movie. Enjoy.

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