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.mkv and .avi formats supported by wifi router-external hard drive

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New Member
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Hello,

I am plugging in an external hard drive to the wifi router to access files from my smart TV wirelessly. The TV shows .jpeg and .mp4 files but no .mkv and .avi files. If I plug the hard drive directly into the TV, all files show, so it's not the TV that's got a problem recognising the file.

 

Can anyone confirm what video file formats are supported by the router? Otherwise the home network is pointless.

Thanks!

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As far as I know (not tested), the files are simply stored on the external storage connected to the internet box.

 

The router doesn't have to support it. But your TV has to support the connection to a file share (or NAS).

 

Perhaps your TV accepts only local storage like USB but doesn't like remote shares coming from a NAS.

 

If you have a swisscom TV UHD Box, than you can play a lot of video formats with the built in VLC app

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Super User
2 of 3

As far as I know (not tested), the files are simply stored on the external storage connected to the internet box.

 

The router doesn't have to support it. But your TV has to support the connection to a file share (or NAS).

 

Perhaps your TV accepts only local storage like USB but doesn't like remote shares coming from a NAS.

 

If you have a swisscom TV UHD Box, than you can play a lot of video formats with the built in VLC app

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Understood, thanks for your response @suisse : )

James