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2016 TV 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

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

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

Video

16TV_PREMIUM (UHD)
Table 3. 16TV_PREMIUM (UHD) video specifications
File
Extension
Container Video Codec Resolution Frame Rate
(fps)
Bit Rate
(Mbps)
Audio Codec
*.avi
*.mkv
*.asf
*.wmv
*.mp4
*.mov
*.3gp
*.vro
*.mpg
*.mpeg
*.ts
*.tp
*.trp
*.mov
*.flv
*.vob
*.svi
*.m2ts
*.mts
*.divx
AVI
MKV
ASF
MP4
3GP
MOV
FLV
VRO
VOB
PS
TS
SVAF
H.264 BP/MP/HP 4096x2160 4096x2160: 30
3840x2160: 60
60 AC3
LPCM
ADPCM (IMA, MS)
AAC
HE-AAC
WMA
DD+
MPEG (MP3)
DTS (Core, LBR)
G.711 (A-Law, µ-Law)
HEVC (H.265 Main/Main 10/Main 4:2:2 10) 60 80
Motion JPEG 3840x2160 30
MVC 1920x1080 60 20
DivX 3.11/4/5/6
MPEG-4 SP/ASP
Window Media Video 9 (VC-1)
MPEG-2
MPEG-1
Microsoft MPEG-4 version 1/2/3 30
Window Media Video 7 (WMV1)/8 (WMV2)
H.263 Sorenson
VP6
*.webm WebM VP8 60 Vorbis
VP9 4096x2160 40
*.rmvb RMVB RV8/9/10 (RV30/40) 1920x1080 20 RealAudio 6

General Limitations

  • Media with errors cannot be played with some codecs.

  • Media cannot be played if the file is corrupted or the information in the container is wrong.

  • Media with higher bit or frame rate than specifications can cause video or audio playback to stall.

  • Seek (jump) function is not supported if the index table is corrupted.

  • Network streaming content playback can be choppy, depending on network status.

  • Some USB and digital camera devices can be incompatible with the player.

 

Video Decoder Limitations

  • H.264 FHD: Level 4.1 supported (FMO/ASO/RS not supported).

  • H.264 UHD: Level 5.1 supported.

  • HEVC FHD: Level 4.1 supported.

  • HEVC UHD: Level 5.1 supported.

  • HEVC: Supported only for MKV/MP4/TS containers.

  • VC-1 AP L4: Not supported.

  • All decoders except WMV 7/8, MS MPEG-4 version 3, MVC, and VP6:

    • Below 1280x720: Maximum 60 fps.

    • Above 1280x720: Maximum 30 fps.

  • GMC 2 and higher: Not supported.

  • SVAF: Top/Bottom, Side by Side, and Left/Right view sequence types (2 ES) supported.

  • MVC: Supported only for BD.

 

Audio Decoder Limitations

  • WMA: 10 Pro 5.1 channel supported.

  • WMA: Lossless audio not supported.

  • WMA: M2 profile supported.

  • RealAudio 10: Lossless audio not supported on target devices from China and Hong Kong.

  • QCELP and AMR NB/WB: Not supported.

  • Vorbis: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DD+: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DTS LBR: Supported only for MKV/MP4/TS containers.
    Sampling rates 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz supported, depending on codec.

16TV_STANDARD1 (UHD)
Table 4. 16TV_STANDARD1 (UHD) video specifications
File
Extension
Container Video Codec Resolution Frame Rate
(fps)
Bit Rate
(Mbps)
Audio Codec
*.avi
*.mkv
*.asf
*.wmv
*.mp4
*.mov
*.3gp
*.vro
*.mpg
*.mpeg
*.ts
*.tp
*.trp
*.mov
*.flv
*.vob
*.svi
*.m2ts
*.mts
*.divx
AVI
MKV
ASF
MP4
3GP
MOV
FLV
VRO
VOB
PS
TS
SVAF
H.264 BP/MP/HP 4096x2160 4096x2160: 30
3840x2160: 60
60 AC3
LPCM
ADPCM (IMA, MS)
AAC
HE-AAC
WMA
DD+
MPEG (MP3)
DTS (Core, LBR)
G.711 (A-Law, µ-Law)
HEVC (H.265 Main/Main 10/Main 4:2:2 10) 60 80
Motion JPEG 3840x2160 30
MVC 1920x1080 60 20
DivX 3.11/4/5/6
MPEG-4 SP/ASP
Window Media Video 9 (VC-1)
MPEG-2
MPEG-1
Microsoft MPEG-4 version 1/2/3 30
Window Media Video 7 (WMV1)/8 (WMV2)
H.263 Sorenson
VP6
*.webm WebM VP8 60 Vorbis
VP9 4096x2160 40
*.rmvb RMVB RV8/9/10 (RV30/40) 1920x1080 20 RealAudio 6

General Limitations

  • Media with errors cannot be played with some codecs.

  • Media cannot be played if the file is corrupted or the information in the container is wrong.

  • Media with higher bit or frame rate than specifications can cause video or audio playback to stall.

  • Seek (jump) function is not supported if the index table is corrupted.

  • Network streaming content playback can be choppy, depending on network status.

  • Some USB and digital camera devices can be incompatible with the player.

 

Video Decoder Limitations

  • H.264 FHD: Level 4.1 supported (FMO/ASO/RS not supported).

  • H.264 UHD: Level 5.1 supported.

  • HEVC FHD: Level 4.1 supported.

  • HEVC UHD: Level 5.1 supported.

  • HEVC: Supported only for MKV/MP4/TS containers.

  • VC1 AP L4: Not supported.

  • All decoders except WMV 7/8, MS MPEG-4 version 3, MVC, and VP6:

    • Below 1280x720: Maximum 60 fps.

    • Above 1280x720: Maximum 30 fps.

  • GMC 2 and higher: Not supported.

  • SVAF: Top/Bottom, Side by Side, and Left/Right view sequence types (2 ES) supported.

  • MVC: Supported only for BD.

 

Audio Decoder Limitations

  • WMA: 10 Pro 5.1 channel supported.

  • WMA: Lossless audio not supported.

  • WMA: M2 profile supported.

  • RealAudio 10: Lossless audio not supported on target devices from China and Hong Kong.

  • QCELP and AMR NB/WB: Not supported.

  • Vorbis: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DD+: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DTS LBR: Supported only for MKV/MP4/TS containers.
    Sampling rates 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz supported, depending on codec.

16TV_STANDARD2 (FHD)
Table 5. 16TV_STANDARD2 (FHD) video specifications
File
Extension
Container Video Codec Resolution Frame rate
(fps)
Bit rate
(Mbps)
Audio Codec
*.avi
*.mkv
*.asf
*.wmv
*.mp4
*.mov
*.3gp
*.vro
*.mpg
*.mpeg
*.ts
*.tp
*.trp
*.mov
*.flv
*.vob
*.svi
*.m2ts
*.mts
*.divx
AVI
MKV
ASF
MP4
3GP
MOV
FLV
VRO
VOB
PS
TS
SVAF
H.264 BP/MP/HP 1920x1080 60 20 AC3
LPCM
ADPCM (IMA, MS)
AAC
HE-AAC
WMA
DD+
MPEG (MP3)
DTS (Core, LBR)
G.711 (A-Law, µ-Law)
HEVC (H.265 Main)
Motion JPEG 30
MVC 60
DivX 3.11/4/5/6
MPEG-4 SP/ASP
Window Media Video 9 (VC-1)
MPEG-2
MPEG-1
Microsoft MPEG-4 version 1/2/3 30
Window Media Video 7 (WMV1)/8 (WMV2)
H.263 Sorenson
VP6
*.webm WebM VP8 60 Vorbis
*.rmvb RMVB RV8/9/10 (RV30/40) RealAudio 6

General Limitations

  • Media with errors cannot be played with some codecs.

  • Media cannot be played if the file is corrupted or the information in the container is wrong.

  • Media with higher bit or frame rate than specifications can cause video or audio playback to stall.

  • Seek (jump) function is not supported if the index table is corrupted.

  • Network streaming content playback can be choppy, depending on network status.

  • Some USB and digital camera devices can be incompatible with the player.

 

Video Decoder Limitations

  • H.264 FHD: Level 4.1 supported (FMO/ASO/RS not supported).

  • HEVC: Supported only for MKV/MP4/TS containers.

  • VC-1 AP L4: Not supported.

  • All decoders except WMV 7/8, MS MPEG-4 version 3, MVC, and VP6:

    • Below 1280x720: Maximum 60 fps.

    • Above 1280x720: Maximum 30 fps.

  • GMC 2 and higher: Not supported.

  • SVAF: Top/Bottom, Side by Side, and Left/Right view sequence types (2 ES) supported.

  • MVC: Supported only for BD.

 

Audio Decoder Limitations

  • WMA: 10 Pro 5.1 channel supported.

  • WMA: Lossless audio not supported.

  • WMA: M2 profile supported.

  • RealAudio 10: Lossless audio not supported on target devices from China and Hong Kong.

  • QCELP and AMR NB/WB: Not supported.

  • Vorbis: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DD+: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DTS LBR: Supported only for MKV/MP4/TS containers.
    Sampling rates 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz supported, depending on codec.