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Media Specifications

Samsung Smart TV provides rich capabilities for media playback, including support for various media extensions, using the available audio and video decoders. This topic describes the media formats supported by Samsung Smart TV, and the limitations on their support.

Music

The following table lists the supported audio formats.

Table 1. Music specifications
File Extension Type Codec Limitations
*.mp3
MPEG
MPEG-1 Audio Layer III
-
*.m4a
*.mpa
*.aac
MPEG-4
AAC
*.flac
FLAC
FLAC
Up to 2 channels supported
*.ogg
OGG
Vorbis
*.wma
WMA
WMA
Up to WMA 10 Pro 5.1 channel supported
WMA lossless audio not supported
M2 profile supported
*.wav
WAV
WAV
-
*.mid
*.midi
MIDI
MIDI
Type 0 and Type 1 supported
USB mode supported
SeekOnly not supported
*.ape
APE
APE
Not supported on non-Smart TV models
*.aif
*.aiff
AIFF
AIFF
-
*.m4a
ALAC
ALAC

Picture

The following table lists the supported image formats.

Table 2. Picture specifications
File Extension Type Resolution
*.jpg
*.jpeg
JPEG
15360x8640
*.png
PNG
4096x4096
*.bmp
BMP
*.mpo
MPO
15360x8640

Video

Support for specific video formats varies by TV model year and model group:

MSE/ESE

The following table lists the supported W3C Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specifications. These extensions allow you to use JavaScript to generate media streams for playback, and play DRM-enabled content without any third-party plugins.

Table 3. MSE and EME specifications
TV Model Year Platform MSE EME
2018
Tizen 4.0
05-Jul-2016
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps)
05-Jul-2016
(PlayReady 3.3 with SL3000, WidevineCDM 3.2)
2017
Tizen 3.0
12-Nov-2015
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps)
04-Feb-2016
(PlayReady 2.5, WidevineCDM)
2016
Tizen 2.4
10-Dec-2013
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/60Mbps)
0.1b
(PlayReady 2.5, WidevineCDM)
2015
Tizen 2.3
10-Dec-2013
(WebM/VP9/4K/30fps/20Mbps)
0.1b (PlayReady 2.5)
2014
Samsung Legacy Platform
02-Jul-2012 (MP4/FHD)