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    I have a movie file i got somewhere. It is in MP4 format, but when i tried to play it on my HDTV that plays media files, it won't recognize it. I have played many MP4 movies on my tv. Should i convert it again into an MP4? Or maybe i could use Recode? Please advise.
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    open the file in mediaifo, view > text, post the info here.
    Also include TV make, model and year
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    Originally Posted by davexnet View Post
    open the file in mediaifo, view > text, post the info here.
    Also include TV make, model and year
    hi. I have a Samsung 32" HDTV. Model #UN32EH4003VXZA. I believe it is a 2013 TV.


    General
    Complete name : P:\movie file.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media
    Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
    File size : 918 MiB
    Duration : 2 h 1 min
    Overall bit rate : 1 058 kb/s
    Writing application : Lavf57.83.100

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L3.1
    Format settings : CABAC / 1 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, Reference frames : 1 frame
    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=60
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 2 h 1 min
    Duration_LastFrame : 1 ms
    Bit rate : 862 kb/s
    Width : 1 280 pixels
    Height : 536 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.052
    Stream size : 748 MiB (81%)
    Color range : Limited
    Color primaries : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709
    Codec configuration box : avcC

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC LC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
    Codec ID : mp4a-40-2
    Duration : 2 h 1 min
    Source duration : 2 h 1 min
    Source_Duration_LastFrame : 2 ms
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 192 kb/s
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel layout : L R
    Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz
    Frame rate : 43.066 FPS (1024 SPF)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 167 MiB (18%)
    Source stream size : 167 MiB (18%)
    Language : English
    Default : Yes
    Alternate group : 1


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  4. If your TV plays MKVs open it with MKVToolNixGUI and resave it as an MKV and try that. Sometimes it's something about the way the video and audio are combined that upsets a player. Having said that, every so often the Samsung TV here refuses to play something it should, for reasons I can't determine (2011 model), so I just use the Bluray player instead, but it's pretty rare. It's used daily for playing video and it happens maybe once every three or four months.
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  5. you can try to change the format profile level to g.e. high 3.0 with https://www.videohelp.com/software/H264-AVC-Level-Editor
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    Originally Posted by hello_hello View Post
    If your TV plays MKVs open it with MKVToolNixGUI and resave it as an MKV and try that. Sometimes it's something about the way the video and audio are combined that upsets a player. Having said that, every so often the Samsung TV here refuses to play something it should, for reasons I can't determine (2011 model), so I just use the Bluray player instead, but it's pretty rare. It's used daily for playing video and it happens maybe once every three or four months.
    Thanks! I had another movie i tried to play about 3 weeks ago. It wasn't even in the directory when i tried the tv's media player. I renamed the file to test.mp4 and it showed up in the directory! played! Very kooky! And you gave me an idea! To play the movie in my Blu Ray player! I hadn't thought of doing that. Thank you! Will try the MKV route, as well!
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