Monday, June 3, 2013

Can Galaxy S4 play 1080p/720p MKV Video on Mac?

Description: This article offers a brief instruction about how to use Best Android Video Converter to Convert 1080p/720p MKV movie to Galaxy S4 friendly formats on Mac.
"I'm trying to get some downloaded mkv movies onto new ordered Samsung Galaxy S4. The file will play in other media player like VLC. However, when I sync, I get an error message that says the file cannot be played in this Galaxy S4. Any ideas?"
You might get into same dilemma when transferring MKV or AVI/VOB/Tivo videos into your Galaxy S4 or other portable devices. First of all, you should know which video and audio formats your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports.

Samsung Galaxy S4 supported file types
  • Galaxy S4 Video formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, AVI, 3GP, Flash Video
  • Galaxy S4 Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Obviously, MKV format is not supported by your Galaxy S4. The easy and fast way is convert MKV format to MP4 and then copy them to your S4.

How to convert 1080p/720p MKV video to Glalaxy S4 on Mac

1. Free download the Pavtube Best MKV to Galaxy S4 Converter for Mac (PC version is available here), install and launch it.

Click "Add video" to load individual video, or "Add from folder" to load a whole folder.

2. Select output format for Samsung Galaxy S4 acceptable video.

Click "Format" preset and find profile for your Galaxy S4. You are recommended to choose "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (.mp4)" as output format for transferring MKV to Galaxy S4.

3. Customize profile settings (optional)

Click Settings button next to Profile box to change output profile parameters like video codec, audio codec, video size, bit rate, framerate, etc.

4. Start conversion.

Click the Convert button to begin to convert 1080p/720p MKV video to Galaxy S4 within this Best Galaxy S4 Video Converter for Mac. After successful conversion, click "Open" button, locate the generated videos and transfer MKV video to your Galaxy S4 for viewing. To watch protected iTunes movies on Samsung Galaxy S4, you need DRM removal app. To rip Blu-rays, DVDs and other videos to Samsung Galaxy S4 supported formats, you may use the all-in-one package Video Converter Ultimate.       

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