Question: This sure would make life a lot simpler if my Synology .mkv files cold be used on my LG Smart TV. I have a few terabytes of Synology .mkv files and I was wondering if they can be played directly without converting them in another application like Handbrake. I do not know the ins and outs of our .mkv files. Any insight?
Can LG TV be able to play the downloaded MKV files and placed them on your NAS? You have probably tried this at some time. But strangely, some MKV files work and some just don’t seem to be playable on the LG TV as above. In fact, MKV is just a wrapper, not an actual codec… Most of the MKV’s available for download through various sources online are usually H.264 and AVC, however, some MKV files with unsupported audio codec (i.e. MKV DTS files) or some MKV encoded with the new HEVC codec are certainly not supported by LG TVs for playback.
The solution for you is to find a third-party tool to make everything easy. Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is one of the options. It’s good because you can use it as a video converter to first convert your all kinds of MKV files on NAS including H.265 MKV for playing on LG TV which comes with flawless video quality and quick conversion speed. Also you can use it to stream MKV files with any audio codecs to your LG TV as long as it has DLNA support. If not, it’s okay if you have a streaming device like Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku or Xbox, PS3. No more talking, let’s go straight in.
Encode downloaded MKV on Synology NAS to LG Smart TV for playback step-by-step.
Step 1. Install and launch the MKV Converter for LG TV(Mac version is here), and click “Add Video” button to load your MKV files from Synology NAS. The software supports batch converison so that you can add several MKV files to convert at one time.
Step 2. Click on “Format” boarder to set output format.
Now that we’re converting MKV for LG TV, a recommended format is “Common Video > H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4). If you want to get HD video, you can choose HD MP4 as output video format.
Step 3. Finally click on “Convert” button to start converting MKV to 1080p HD MP4 for LG Smart TV. This MKV to LG TV Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in minutes. After the conversion, you can transfer all the converted files to a USB drive and then playback your MKV files from Synology NAS onto the LG TV.
Alternatively, you can use these free video converters instead. The LG TV compatible format is MP4, just choose it and start conversion!