samsung smart tv and usb connection

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  1. kerby1991

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    have some films on a hard drive which are wmv when i try to play them on my smart tv the picture is all scrambled, photos etc play ok how do i get them to play ?
     
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    The TV probably cant handle them, wmv is actually a very wide ranging specification with older versions, the TV could only support certain kinds of wmv files that might adhere to wmv9 specs.

    Easy way around it, use Serviio or Mezzmo as a media server on your PC and they will transcode in real time so the videos play on the TV over the network.

    The permanent solution if wanting to play from the HDD is convert the videos for maximum image quality
    * Download Handbrake
    * Drag and drop in wmv video
    * Select High Profile preset & set container to mp4
    * On video tab set the RF slider to 18
    * Click start

    That will give you high quality x264/mp4 videos which the TV should play.
     

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