Play MKV on Vizio TV from USB Drive

If you have one of the newer Vizio TV models that has a USB port for the purpose of providing multimedia content, then you do have the option of connecting the Vizio TV to your computer via a USB cable to access music, movies and pictures that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. The following article will focus on fixing Vizio TV MKV playback via USB drive.

What files types are supported by Vizio HD/4K TV from USB drive?

Many users complain that they fail to play MKV files on their Vizio HD or 4K TV. To fix this issue, you should first be clear what specific file formats can be played on Vizio HD/4K TV. Don’t get any information when checking the user manual provided by the Vizio TV manufacturer. The good news is that after a lot of online searching and testing, we find that Vizio HD TV only supports to play file formats encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. As for Vizio 4K TV, only MKV container format with H.265/HEVC video encoding are supported.

Convert MKV for Vizio HD/4K TV Playing from USB drive

To get MKV files played on Vizio HD/4K TV, you will need to perform a format or codec transcoding process. If you are looking for a program to get the job easily completed, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD MKV files encoded with various different compression codec including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, MVC, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple MKV files into the program for conversion at one time to Vizio HD/4K TV supported file formats listed above with splendid quality and super fast conversion speed.

Related article: Play MP4 on Vizio 4K TV from USB | Vizio HDTV Accepts Flash Drive Formats | Play WMV on Vizio TV

Tips: Don’t want to wait an eternity for converting just few video files. Never mind, you can take good advantage of the hardware accelerated encoding offered the program. You can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as your computer runs on Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology or 30x H.265 codec encoding speed as long as your computer runs on Graphic card that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

To get the best playback setting for Vizio HD/4K TV, you can flexibly adjust other profile parameters such as video file size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc in the program’s “Profile Settings” window to let them fit with your Vizio HD/4K TV.

Step by Step to Convert MKV for Vizio HD/4K TV Playing from USB Drive

Step 1: Load MKV files into the program.

Install and launch the MP4 video converter program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load MKV files into the program.

Load MKV files into the program

Step 2: Output Vizio HD/4K TV playable formats.

Output Vizio HD TV supported file formats

From “Format” bar drop-down list, select Vizio HD TV playable “H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Vizio HD TV playable file formats

Tips: You can get Vizio HD TV supported AAC audio codec from the “Audio Codec” drop-list in the “Profile Settings” window.

Adjust Vizio HD TV supported audio codec

Output Vizio 4K TV supported file formats

From “Format” drop-down list, scroll down to select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mkv)” as output file format.

Output Vizio 4K TV supported HD MKV container

Then open “Profile Settings” window, set the output video codec as “H.265″, audio codec as “AAC”.

Output Vizio 4K TV playable H.265 MKV formats

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the MKV to Vizio HD/4K TV supported formats conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you can have no problem to play MKV files on Vizio TV from USB drive.

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