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.

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

Table 1. Music specifications

Picture

The following table lists the supported image formats.

File Extension Type Resolution Limitations
*.jpg
*.jpeg

JPEG 15360x8640
(up to 2017 TVs)

-
15360x9024
(2018 TVs onwards)

-
*.png PNG 4096x4096 -
*.bmp BMP -
*.mpo MPO 15360x8640 The MPO format is partially supported.
*.heic HEIF 12000x9000 HEIF supports only a single, grid-type image with a minimum resolution of at least 512 pixels in width or height

Table 2. Picture specifications

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.

TV Model Year Platform MSE EME DRM PlayReady DRM Widevine
2022 Tizen 6.5 Recommendation 17-Nov-2016 Recommendation 18-Sept-2017 PlayReady 4.4 with SL3000 Widevine Modular 16.4
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps) PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000
2021 Tizen 6.0 Recommendation 17-Nov-2016 Recommendation 18-Sept-2017 PlayReady 4.2 with SL3000 Widevine Modular 16.3
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps) PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000
2020 Tizen 5.5 Recommendation 17-Nov-2016 Recommendation 18-Sept-2017 PlayReady 4.2 with SL3000 Widevine Modular 15.2
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps) PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000
2019 Tizen 5.0 Recommendation 17-Nov-2016 Recommendation 18-Sept-2017 PlayReady 3.3 with SL3000 Widevine Modular 14.1
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps) PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000
2018 Tizen 4.0 05-Jul-2016 05-Jul-2016 PlayReady 3.3 with SL3000 Widevine Modular 3.2
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps) PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000
2017 Tizen 3.0 12-Nov-2015 04-Feb-2016 PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000 Widevine Modular 2.08
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps) PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000
2016 Tizen 2.4 10-Dec-2013 0.1b PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000 Widevine Modular
(WebM/VP9/4K/60fps/60Mbps)
2015 Tizen 2.3 10-Dec-2013 0.1b PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000 No
(WebM/VP9/4K/30fps/20Mbps)
2014 Samsung Legacy Platform 02-Jul-2012 (MP4/FHD) 0.1b PlayReady No

Table 3. MSE and EME specifications