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2018 TV Video Specifications

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

 

18TV_PREMIUM (UHD) and 18TV_STANDARD1 (UHD)

Table 1. 18TV_PREMIUM (UHD) and 18TV_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
AVI
MKV
ASF
MP4
3GP
MOV
FLV
VRO
VOB
PS
TS
SVAF
H.264 BP/MP/HP 4096x2160 4096x2160: 30
3840x2160: 60
60 AC-3
AC-4
LPCM
ADPCM (IMA, MS)
AAC
HE-AAC
WMA
DD+
MPEG (MP3)
MPEG-H
G.711 (A-Law, µ-Law)
Opus
HEVC (H.265 Main 10) 60 80
Motion JPEG 3840x2160 30
MVC 1920x1080 60 20
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 1920x1080 60 Vorbis
VP9 (Profile 0/2) 3840x2160 80
*.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.

  • GMC 2 and higher: Not supported.

  • MVC: Partially supported.

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 for China and Hong Kong.

  • QCELP and AMR NB/WB: Not supported.

  • Vorbis: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DD+: 5.1 channel supported.

  • Sampling rates 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz supported, depending on codec.

 

18TV_STANDARD2 (UHD)

Table 2. 18TV_STANDARD2 (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
AVI
MKV
ASF
MP4
3GP
MOV
FLV
VRO
VOB
PS
TS
SVAF
H.264 BP/MP/HP 3840x2160 3840x2160: 30
1920x1080:60
50 AC-3
AC-4
LPCM
ADPCM (IMA, MS)
AAC
HE-AAC
WMA
DD+
MPEG (MP3)
MPEG-H
G.711 (A-Law, µ-Law)
Opus
HEVC (H.265 Main 10) 60
Motion JPEG 1920x1080 30 20
MVC 60
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 (Profile 0/2) 3840x2160 50
*.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.

  • GMC 2 and higher: Not supported.

  • MVC: Partially supported.

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 for China and Hong Kong.

  • QCELP and AMR NB/WB: Not supported.

  • Vorbis: 5.1 channel supported.

  • DD+: 5.1 channel supported.

  • Sampling rates 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz supported, depending on codec.

 

18AV_BD (UHD)

Table 3. 17AV_BD (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
AVI
MKV
ASF
MP4
3GP
MOV
FLV
VRO
VOB
PS
TS
SVAF
H.264 BP/MP/HP 4096x2160 4096x2160: 30
3840x2160: 60
60 AC-3
LPCM
ADPCM (IMA, MS)
AAC
HE-AAC
WMA
DD+
Dolby TrueHD
MPEG (MP3)
DTS (Core, LBR, HD_MA, HD_HRA)
G.711 (A-Law, µ-Law)
Opus
HEVC (H.265 Main 10) 60 80
Motion JPEG 3840x2160 30
MVC 1920x1080 60 20
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 1920x1080 60 Vorbis
VP9 (Profile 0/2) 3840x2160 80
*.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.

  • GMC 2 and higher: Not supported.

  • MVC: Partially supported.

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 for 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.