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 devices, 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 Tizen 3.0)

-
15360x9024
(Since Tizen 4.0)

*.png PNG 4096x4096
*.bmp BMP
*.mpo MPO 15360x8640
  • The MPO format is partially supported.
*.heic HEIF (Since Tizen 6.0)

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

Video formats varies by device types and their model year and model group. Refer to the detailed specifications in each pages as followings.

MSE/EME Specifications

Samsung Smart TV supports W3C Media Source Extensions™ (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification. This topic describes the supported versions and their supported DRM.

You can refer to the W3C specifications about MSE and EME as followings.

The following table lists the supported W3C MSE and 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.

Platform MSE EME DRM
PlayReady Widevine Modular AES-128 SAMPLE-AES Verimatrix Web Client
Tizen 6.5
(2022)

WebM (VP9/4K/60fps/80Mbps)

W3C Recommendation 17-Nov-2016

W3C Recommendation 18-Sept-2017

v4.4 (SL3000)
v2.5 (SL2000)

v16.4 No No No
Tizen 6.0
(2021)

v4.2 (SL3000)
v2.5 (SL2000)

v16.3
Tizen 5.5
(2020)

v15.2
Tizen 5.0
(2019)

v3.3 (SL3000)
v2.5 (SL2000)

v14.1
Tizen 4.0
(2018)

W3C Candidate Recommendation 05-Jul-2016

W3C Candidate Recommendation 05-Jul-2016

v3.2
Tizen 3.0
(2017)

W3C Candidate Recommendation 12-Nov-2015

W3C Workig Draft 04-Feb-2016

v2.5 (SL2000)

v2.08
Tizen 2.4
(2016)

WebM (VP9/4K/60fps/60Mbps)

W3C Editor's Draft 10-Dec-2013

0.1b N/A
Tizen 2.3
(2015)

WebM (VP9/4K/60fps/20Mbps)

No

Table 3. MSE and EME supported specifications