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Windows 7: how can i play mkv files on tv through windows media player ?

28 Jun 2012   #1

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how can i play mkv files on tv through windows media player ?

Hi i am using samsung LCD tv and it supports DLNA. I can play all the video files on my LCD tv through windows media player except .mkv format. It does play on pc and laptop but not on LCD tv. The TV does not even show .mkv files. Do i have to install something additional to play mkv files on my tv ? Good answers shall be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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28 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

As far as I know you can't..... You will need to change/convert the .mkv files to .avi or .mp4 to stream them to tv.
What tv do you have? I have a Samsung "smart tv". It will not stream .mkv but will play them... If yours is like mine and has a built-in player and usb ports, you can put .mkv file on a Flash Drive and play them that way.

p.s. I use Handbrake when I need to convert them but there may be easier options for converting out there.
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28 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Depends on ther formats your TV supports, Just do some research.
it also depends on the format the MKV contains. The TV may support the MKV container just fine, but whatever video/audio codec is inside it, the TV can not use.

Your TV may come with a software for streaming as well.
Mine came with Nero Media Home, and it streams MKV files with H264/AC3 codecs just fine, but it will not if I stream form WMP. Something similar may be happening for you.

May look into Nero Media Home. Although its a paid program, it does offer a trial to see if it works for you.
There are also some free alternatives, such as TVersity. I didn't like this one myself, but it does work.
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28 Jun 2012   #4

Win 7: 6.1.7601 SP1 64 bit

why cant he just use the TV as a 2nd monitor
hook them together via HDMI cable
drag the windows app he's using across, et voila ?
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