LG TV Supported Video Formats - Play movies on LG OLED/HDR/UHD TV via USB

Best video format supported by LG TV

Which video format is supported by LG TV? I want to play my downloaded 4K movies (.mkv and .mp4) on my new 4K Smart OLED TV via USB flash drive, but it didn't work. Why? At next week's party, I'm going to spend the night with my friends. Of course, these movies are also an important part. Please help me, I'm lost. - Alex Akmajian

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LG has a large lineup that covers everything from the very cheap and small lower resolution TVs to the very high end with their OLEDs. The first letter corresponds to the resolution of the TV, the second letter in their model numbers correspond to the year of release and usually, the higher the number, the higher the price range. The C9 and C8 OLED Smart TV can bring us Shocking visual and auditory experience. There is no doubt that watching movies on big TV at home is a good enjoyment. Close doors and windows, adjust to the right volume, and lie down on a comfortable sofa. The most important thing is that you can pause when you go to the bathroom. Though LG TV like OLED TV, HDR TV, 4K UHD TV, etc., enables us to enjoy video files from a USB device, it has video format limitation. The table below will show you what video formats are supported by LG TV, including video format, audio format and codec.


Part 1: LG TV Supported Video Formats

Part 2: How to play common video, DVD and Blu-ray moveis on LG TV via USB?

Part 3: How to play downloaded iTunes M4V moveis on LG TV via USB?

LG TV Supported Video Formats:

Extension Media Codec
.mp4 .m4v   .mov Video H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, HEVC
Audio AAC, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)
.asf .wmv Video VC-1 Advanced Profile (WMVA excluded), VC-1 Simple and Main Profiles
Audio WMA Standard (WMA v1/WMA Speech excluded), WMA 9 Professional
.3gp .3g2 Video H.264/AVC, MPEG-4
.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
.divx .avi 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
.ts .trp .tp .mts 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
.vob Video MPEG-1, MPEG-2
Audio Dolby Digital, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, DVD-LPCM
.rm .rmvb Video RV30, RV40
Audio Realaudio6(cook), AAC LC, HE-AAC
.mpgĀ .mpegĀ .dat Video MPEG-1, MPEG-2
Audio MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)


Your ULTRA HD TV may not support HEVC encoded contents that are not officially supplied by LG. Unsupported codecs are only available after a software upgrade.

Extension Media Codec
.mkv, .mp4, .ts Video H.264/AVC, HEVC
Audio Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC, HE-AAC

- Video files in formats other than the ones specified here may not be played back.
- File size limit is dependent on the encoding environment.
- TV supports DTS audio codec when USB/HDMI video file playback offers it.
- Video files created by some encoders may not be played back.
- Does not support AAC Main Profile.
- Works only if above is a version of Windows Media Audio V7.
- Playback of video files stored on the USB storage device that do not support High Speed.
- The VP9 video codec may not be supported depending on the model.

Playing video files - warning

- We do not support any stream that contains GMC or Qpel.
- The video and subtitle files should be placed in the same folder.
- Subtitles on an NAS device may not be supported depending on the manufacturer and model.
- Some subtitles created by users may not work properly.
- [Supports only ULTRA HD model] ULTRA HD Video: 3840 X 2160

How to play common video, DVD and Blu-ray moveis on LG TV via USB?

What if we want to play other video formats like H.265/HEVC encoded MKV and MP4 movies on LG TV via USB? A simple workaround is to convert them to LG TV supported video format. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (Windows | Mac) is just the right any video to LG TV Converter! Besides converting H.265/HEVC to LG TV format, it also supports converting other video like Blu-ray, DVD, MOV, FLV, AVCHD, Xvid, MXF, AVI, RMVB, RM, TS, VOB, 3G2, 3GP, OGV, MVC, DV and etc to LG TV model best supported video format - H.264/AVC MP4.

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Import video files

Install run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as the best any video to LG TV Converter. Click "Add file" to load MKV, MOV, WMV, MP4, etc., movies to this program; Click "Load Disc" to import DVD or Blu-ray files from BD drive. You can play the loaded files via Acrok software.

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Choose MP4 as output format

Click "Format" to choose LG TV best supported format, here you can get "HDTV 1080P Video(*.mp4)" under "HDTV" category. If you like, you can select "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as output format too.



Start video covnersion

Click "Convert" button to start any video to H.264 MP4 conversion on your PC. When the conversion is done, click "Open" to locate the converted videos and copy then to you USB flash drive. Insert your USB flash drive into LG TV's USB port, you can play the movies on LG TV smoothly now.

How to play iTunes moveis on LG TV via USB?

As for purchased adn downloaded iTunes M4V movies, you'll need a special software which can remove DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V movies to H.264 MP4. Congratulations! You've got a big yes here. Here Acrok DRM stripper (M4VGO and M4VGO for Mac) is strongly recommended as the best tool to help you get your work done. It can strip DRM from iTunes M4V and convert M4V to DRM-free MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc. for playing on LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, Vizio TV, Sharp TV, Panasonic TV, Android tablet/smartphone, etc.

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Add iTunes vides

Launch iTunes M4V to LG TV Converter, click button "Add file" on the upper left or in the middle of the interface. A pop-up window will show you all the movies in iTunes. Tick the movies you want to convert and then press button "OK".

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Customize output settings

When Step 1 is done, you can see all the movies you chose listed on the main panel. Click the inverted triangle on the bottom-left corner. A pop-up window will appear for you to select output formats and output path. Here, you need to choose 1080P MP4 as output format. Please follow "HDTV" > "1080P HDTV Video (*.mp4)".

Convert iTunes movies to LG Smart TV supported format


Start Converting iTunes Movies

Click the "Convert" button, and all the iTunes movies you want to convert are on the way to be converted as the output format you selected. When the conversion is done, all the converted movies can be found by clicking the button "Open" on the upper right. Now you can easily transfer the DRM-free iTunes movies to USB disk for playing on LG TV.

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