LG TVs have two USB ports on the back of the television you can use to connect an external USB drive. Once connected, you can view videos stored on the USB drive. You can access the contents of the USB drive through the television’s menu system. Some people reflects that have problems to play AVI files via LG TV USB:
“I have the following TV – LG Model 42PJ350. I have a few movies in avi format on an external hard drive. The manual for the TV says that as soon as the USB is plugged in, a menu will appear – which it does. BUT, only Photos or Music. The option for Movies doesn’t appear? I can navigate around the contents of the Hard drive, and can see the file, but can’t click on it to play?”
Why fail to play AVI files on LG TV from USB drive?
To answer this question, we should be clear of what file formats can be played on LG TV from USB. After searching for LG TV supported file formats, we get the following tablet:
|Video||VC-1 Advanced Profile (WMVA excluded), VC-1 Simple and Main Profiles|
|Audio||WMA Standard (WMA v1/WMA Speech excluded), WMA 9 Professional|
|Video||Divx3.11, Divx4, Divx5, Divx6, XViD (except 3 warp-point GMC), H.264/AVC, Motion Jpeg, MPEG-4|
|Audio||MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), Dolby Digital, LPCM, ADPCM, DTS|
|Video||H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, HEVC|
|Audio||AAC, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)|
|Audio||AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB|
|.mkv||Video||MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VP8, VP9, HEVC|
|Audio||Dolby Digital, PCM, DTS, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III(MP3), AAC|
|Video||H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, HEVC|
|Audio||MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC, PCM|
|Audio||MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)|
|Audio||Dolby Digital, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, DVD-LPCM|
|Audio||Realaudio6(cook), AAC LC, HE-ACC|
From above tablets, we can see that LG TV can playback various video and audio file formats, however, as for AVI file format, it only supports Divx AVI files with Divx3.11, Divx4, Divx5, Divx6, XViD (except 3 warp-point GMC), H.264/AVC, Motion Jpeg, MPEG-4 video codec, and MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3), Dolby Digital, LPCM, ADPCM, DTS audio codec. If your AVI files are encoded with other unsupported video or audio codec, you will fail to open them on LG TV from USB drive.
Convert unsupported AVI for LG TV USB drive playing
To get unsupported AVI files played on LG TV from USB, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily completed with this AVI to LG TV Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. Which has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD AVI video encoded with various different video and audio compression codec. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple AVI files into the program for conversion at one time.
With the software, you can easily transcode unsupported AVI to LG TV playable Divx, MP4, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1 video audio or MP3, AAC, Dolby Digital, WMA audio codec. For advanced users, you can get better output video and audio quality by flexibly adjusting output 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.
For those people who have no idea how to tweak those settings on your own, you can also use our program to directly output LG TV preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings.
For Mac users, please turn to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to do the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.
How to Convert Unsupported AVI for LG TV USB Drive Playback?
Step 1: Load AVI files into the program.
Launch this program, and click “Add File” button to load the AVI files you want to convert to the software, or drag your AVI files directly into the interface.
Step 2: Set output video format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of LG TV playable file formats listed above. Then click “Settings” to adjust other playback settings for LG TV according to your own needs. Here, we choose to directly output LG TV preset profile formats under “TVs” main category.
Step 3: Start the conversion process.
Click the “Start conversion” button on the main interface and the software will start to transcode AVI to LG TV preset formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can easily view the converted files on LG TV from USB drive by following the steps below:
1. Plug the USB connector of your USB storage device into the “USB 1″ or “USB 2″ port on the back of your LG TV.
2. Press “Home” on the remote control to open the “Home” menu on the television.
3. Push the navigation buttons to highlight “Smart Share” and then press “Enter” to open the “Smart Share” menu.
4. Select the “USB 1 External” or “USB 2 External,” depending on which port you used, and then select “All Media,” “Movie List,” “Photo List” or “Music List.”
5. Highlight the file you want to open on your television and press “Enter.”
6. Press “Q.Menu” on the remote control when you are finished using the USB device.
7. Highlight “USB Device” and press “Enter.” Remove the USB device from the USB port when the message appears alerting you that it is safe to remove the device.