Can’t Play MKV Files on Samsung Blu-ray Player? Solved

Q: “I have a Samsung BD-C7500 and I connect my 2 TB external to the USB port to play mkv movies. the Blu-ray player supports a lot of different audio and video formats but has problems with a few mkv files [mainly with aac audio]. Also are there any other problems [besides mkv-merge] that I should try running my mkv files through to see if it might play on my Bu-ray. Grateful for any help, thanks.”

Generally, Samsung Blu-ray Players are capable to deal with some MKV files, but there are some restriction about the video/audio codecs. From Samsung’s official website, we have known that Samsung Blu-ray player is compatible with MKV videos following below standards:

File Extension: *.mkv
Codec: Divx 3.11/4/5/6
Resolution: 1920×1080
Frame rate: 6-30fps
Bitrate: 30Mbps
Audio codec: Dolby Digital LPCM ADPCM (IMA, MS), AAC, WMA, Dolby DigitalPlus, MPEG(MP3), DTS (Core)
Subtitle file formats: ttxt, smi, srt, sub, txt

If the codecs on your MKV files are not match with the standards, you may encounter Samsung Players won’t play MKV files issues. Well, in this article, we’ll finally unveil the most straight forward way to play all MKV files on Samsung Blu-ray players with ease.

To have this done, you can convert MKV files to Samsung Blu-ray Player compatible AVI, MP4 and DivX formats with a third party Video converter. After multiple testing, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate / ( iMedia Converter for Mac ) is highly recommended to convert any MKV files to Samsung Blu-ray Players compatible AVI, MP4 and DivX formats in fast speed and excellent quality. Besides MKV, the all-in-one Video, Blu-ray/DVD converter also helps convert Blu-ray/DVD discs, FLV, VOB, MOV, MP4, MTS, MXF, and more to play on Samsung Blu-ray Player without any problem.

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Guide: Convert MKV files for Playing on Samsung Blu-ray Player with ease

Windows Brorsoft Video Converter ultimate taken as example, Mac Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version. Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Import MKV Files

Install and launch the Video Converter, simply click “load files” to load your MKV files to the program.


Step 2. Choose output format

Click Format bar and select DivX AVI, MP4 from Common Video category for Samsung Blu-ray Player.


Step 3. Advanced settings

Click “Settings Profile” button, you can adjust the output file size as 1920×1080, frame rate as 6-30fps, bit rate as 30Mbps, audio codec as MP3, etc for playing on Samsung Blu-ray player.


Step 4. Start the conversion

With all settings, click “Convert” button to start to convert MKV files to Samsung Blu-ray Player compatible DivX AVI videos.

Once finished, click the “Open” button to locate the converted files, then transfer them to a USB drive and plug in the Samsung Blu-ray player.

Now you’re able to play the converted MKV files on Samsung Blu-ray Player via USB drive without hassle.

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