How to Play AVI movie on LG Smart TV through Plex?

Recently, my brother-in-law bought a new LG Smart TV that plays videos directly from USB drives. Everything was going find until we loaded a 720p AVI file and found that the TV couldn’t recognize the audio codec. The video was playing alright but the audio was missing, and a message appeared on screen saying the audio format was not supported. It turned out that certain models of the LG Smart TV couldn’t play DTS encoded audio but it could handle Dolby Digital AC-3 and AAC audio. A quick search on Google revealed that Smart TV manufactured by other companies like Samsung and Sony have similar issues with audio codecs.



The obvious solution when a video file refuses to play on a device is to convert the file into a format that is supported by the device. However, in this case, re-encoding the video file into another format is not necessary. This is because the LG Smart TV is incompatible with only the audio stream, and re-encoding the video stream will not only be a waste of time but will also result in video quality that is worse than the original since all video conversions are lossy. What we need to do is convert the audio stream while keeping the video stream intact. This we can do with a software called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  (Mac).

With this best AVI to LG TV converter, you can transcode AVI videos to LG Smart TV supported videoes and then you an play them on LG Smart TV via Plex. Besides AVI, you can also convert DVD, 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD/Blu-ray ISOH.265, MKV, etc to LG TV by the best converter. Ok, now free download the easy-to-use converter and then follow me to learn how to play AVI on LG Smart TV via Plex.

How to Transcode AVI video files to LG Smart TV for playing via Plex?

Step 1: Start AVI to LG TV converter and drag .avi files to the software interface to import the file. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files to convert at a time.

       

Step 2: Set output video format

Click “Format” bar and turn to “TVS” category. The program has a number of presets for Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG TV. Here “LG TV (*.mp4)” preset is recommended for playing on LG TV.

 

Step 3. Before start the AVI conversion for LG TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video size, video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters, so that you can get a decent video on your Smart TV.
         
Step 4. Click the green big arrow “Start Conversion” button to start and finish the AVI to LG TV video format conversion. After the conversion, connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored; transfer the files to the USB drive then playback your AVI files on the LG TV via Plex.

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