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AVI playback on Samsung UE32N4510

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:02 pm
by ka81
Hello!

Could someone please inform me - is it possible to bring back the possibility of playing AVI files in Samsung UE32N4510 ?
It plays MKV, MP4,.. but not AVI unfortunately.
Maybe some hack or anything... ))


p.s. yes, I'm using dlna server (homemediaserver) for now to play AVI, but I must use Transcoding and there are lot of troubles because of that (often impossible to resume from Pause, freezes when rewind,...).

Re: AVI playback on Samsung UE32N4510

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:07 pm
by sectroyer
Do NOT use dlna server, much better is to use USB and/or samba :)

Re: AVI playback on Samsung UE32N4510

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:20 pm
by zoelechat
DLNA is not the problem, neither AVI which is only a container (as well as mkv and mp4). Samsung dropped support of DivX and Xvid (among others), mostly video codecs used in AVI's.
Nothing we can do there (at least in wait for hypothetical root one day, maybe), except add to the long list of no longer supported elementary stuff growing every year.

Re: AVI playback on Samsung UE32N4510

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:03 am
by ka81
zoelechat wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:20 pm
DLNA is not the problem, neither AVI which is only a container (as well as mkv and mp4). Samsung dropped support of DivX and Xvid (among others), mostly video codecs used in AVI's.
Nothing we can do there (at least in wait for hypothetical root one day, maybe), except add to the long list of no longer supported elementary stuff growing every year.
Ahhh... No chance at all?.. ((

Re: AVI playback on Samsung UE32N4510

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:44 am
by zoelechat
Better think now to permanently convert your videos to a supported format imho :)

Re: AVI playback on Samsung UE32N4510

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:30 pm
by ka81
zoelechat wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:44 am
Better think now to permanently convert your videos to a supported format imho :)
or trying to find any solution. )

working with DLNA servers and Trancodings..
For now, HMS let me watch AVI but with some troubles.
Plex also let me watch AVI, with minor freezes.