Can Vizio TV play AVI movies from USB?

Vizio LED Smart TVs/4K TVs are hot products on the market, in recent years Vizio has released many excellent HDTVs and they are hot among users. But Vizio TV has a big bug that it has strict limit on video playback via USB. From Vizio TV official website you will know the detail information of your HD TV, and you will know that only MP4 video format is supported by Vizio LED Smart TV/4K TV from USB. That’s why many people can’t play AVI files on Vizio TV via USB:

"I have a Vizio 32″ LCD hdtv in my office. On the side of it is a USB port. I am using an 8GB flash drive, created a ‘MOVIES’ folder and loaded an .avi movie in that folder. When I connect the flash drive to the tv, it shows a “Picture” folder. When I click OK, it then opens a “system” folder and my “MOVIES” folder. When I select the “MOVIES” folder and press OK, nothing happens. Up at the top right, it says Empty Folder. Does my tv not read even simple .avi file format? Grr!" – from

"How can I play avi files on my Vizio SV320XVT TV? I can connect my flash drive directly into the tv. When I try to play the avi files it tells me “video codec not supported.” Any help would be appreciated." – from

AVI to Vizio TV

The USB port in many TVs was more of a thought for pictures or just providing 5V power to a device. If they do support movies it is a very limited format as being able to support more formats requires not just more processing power, but also having to pay for different codecs. That is not even getting into conflict of interests, like sony (the owner of Blu-Ray format that gets royalty for every Blu-Ray disc made) had very few products that support mkv file format that many hd movies are decoded to. LG provides this capability to play AVI from USB but you won’t change your TV to only for playing a AVI movie. So the cost-optimal way is to convert AVI to MP4 for Vizio TV with a video converter tool.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful video converter program on the market, it has the ability to convert HD videos like AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, MTS, FLV, MPG, etc. besides HD videos it can also rip latest Blu-ray and DVD movies. With it, you can easily convert AVI to MP4 for Vizio TV playing from USB. Besides, you can also use Vizio TV video converter to convert 2K/4K MP4, MKV even Blu-ray and DVD to Vizio TV USB video.

There are rich optimized formats there, such as optimized formats for Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, Android tablets, Android smartphones, editing programs, etc. you can get this software via the download link below.

Free Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:


How to Convert AVI to MP4 for Playback on Vizio TV via USB?

Steps 1. Import AVI videos

This program offers you two doable ways to upload your AVI files. You can either click the button to browse your hard disk or local directories and load the target files or simply drag your local AVI videos onto the interface. The uploaded files will be shown as thumbnails.

load MKV files

Steps 2. Select the Vizio Smart TV support formats as the streaming device

Click format bar and select the output format you need. With this program you can convert videos to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc. to play videos on Vizio Smart TV with supported video format from USB drive, we recommend you to choose MP4 format, because it is the best format for Vizio Smart TV and other playable devices.

Vizio TV MP4

Steps 3. Start the conversion process

Everything has been done and you can click the convert button to start the conversion. You don’t worry that you will wait for a long time, just a cup of a tea time and the AVI to Vizio TV converter can finish all the work.  After conversion you can copy converted movies to USB to play on Vizio TV.


The AVI to Vizio TV converter provides a function that you can adjust the resolution, the bit rate and other details about the movies as you like. Try this function and you will have unexpected harvests. Wish you happy when you play AVI on Vizio TV.


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