The condition is that you have just got a new Vizio 4K TV such as the P Series, M Series, E Series or D Series. On the side of the Vizio 4K TV, there is a USB port. You use a flash drive to create a “Movie Folder” and loaded some of your personal movie in that folder, when you connect that USB flash drive to the TV, it opens a “system” folder and your “Movie” folder, when you select the “Movie” folder and press “OK” but nothing happens. You may wonder why does not Vizio 4K TV not read your local files from USB flash drive.
USB usage of USB ports on Vizio 4K TV
To find answers to above listed questions, you should first be clear of specific usage of the USB ports on your Vizio 4K TV, some early Vizio models from 2009 or earlier, the USB port is only used to perform diagnostics, troubleshoot problems and apply firmware upgrades. The good news is that the USB ports on many new Vizio TV especially the 4K TV can support to play media connected the USB port through a USB drive or external hard drive that has been formatted to the correct FAT32 or NTFS format.
Vizio 4K TV supported playback formats from USB port
If the USB port on your Vizio 4K TV owns the capability to play local video stored on the USB drive, then the next important thins is to check what file formats can be viewed on Vizio 4K TV from USB. After a lot of online testing, people find that the Vizio 4K TV can only play MKV container format encoded with H.265/HEVC compression codec.
Play unsupported files on Vizio 4K TV from USB
It’s very likely that the media file types that you want to play on Vizio 4K TV may be commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc or online downloaded digital video with the formats of AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, MPG, etc that are not supported by your Vizio 4K TV. To fix the format incompatible issue, it would be much ideal for you to perform the codec and format transcoding process. If you are looking for a one stop solution media conversion tool to fix all Vizio 4K TV media entertainment issues, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to you.
The program can assist you to comprehensively rip commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc with complicated copy protection and region code and also digital video in virtually any file formats to Vizio 4K TV playable 4K H.265/HEVC MKV format with best quality and super fast encoding speed.
Fast H.265 codec encoding by enabling GPU encode acceleration
Encoding H.265/HEVC is much more demanding than other video codecs. You’ll likely find that your videos take many times longer than before, and real-time encoding is virtually unheard of with home PCs. The good news is that with the hard-ware encoding acceleration function offered by our application, you can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.
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Step by Step to Convert Unsupported Media Files for Vizio 4K TV Playing from USB
Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD disc or unsupported digital video into the application.
Launch the program, click the “Folder” or “Video” icon to load source video files from your local computer to the program. For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into an internal or external drive, , click “File” > “Load from disc”.
Step 2: Output Vizio 4K TV playable formats.
From “Format” drop-down list, scroll down to select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mkv)” as output file format.
Then open “Profile Settings” window, set the output video codec as “H.265”, Size(pix)as 3840*2160, audio codec as “AAC”.
Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.
Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, tap right-bottom “Convert” button to start the conversion from unsupported media to Vizio 4K TV supported file formats conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to enjoy any video on Vizio 4K TV from USB drive or external hard drive.