Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Best Supported Video Format for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S

Wondering which video format are supported for playback on your Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S? Check this guide to see Galaxy S series specs, including its best playback video format and native codec.   
There is no denying the fact that the Galaxy S series from Samsung is the most popular Android lineup to date. With its latest iteration of the Galaxy S, Samsung sold over 10 million units before the phone even launched. Obviously, a lot of people have become loyal to the Galaxy S brand.

The specs of Galaxy S improved dramatically every year. With each generation, the screens got a little bigger and better (either through resolution or sub-pixel layout), the processors got faster and more powerful (higher clock speeds or more cores), and the RAM has pretty much doubled up with each new iteration. Better camera are probably all in store for the SGS4. Now it come with Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumour Roundup. Based off my experience with the older Galaxies, I can’t wait!

Want to watch your favourite movie files on Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S? Which file types are supported by Galaxy S Series? Let's explore in the article as below.

Part 1: Supported File Formats for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S

If you want to play videos on your new Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S, you need to find out which audio and video formats are supported by Galaxy S series first. Here, we list their supported video formats for you as below.

Rumour:  Samsung Galaxy S5  (5.25” screen):

MPEG4, H.264, 3GP

Samsung Galaxy S4 (5.0” screen):


Samsung Galaxy S3 (4.8” screen):

MP4, WMV, AVI, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263

Samsung Galaxy S2 (4.3” screen):


Samsung Galaxy S  (4.0” screen): 


Only videos in the supported format list above can by played on Galaxy S series. If you want to transfer and play uncognized videos on Galaxy S series, the first step you need to do is to convert all unsupported videos to compatible format for Galaxy S series.

Part 2: Best Video Setting for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S

Galaxy S series only support limited videos in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats, and the best file format or container to store your videos for playing back on Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S is the MP4. Please pair the video settings to your Ultimate Video Converter as below to make sure the quality for watching on your device.

Below are Galaxy S series best video setting:

Video Settings

Codec: H.264 or WMV 3
Size: 1280*720 (for S5, S4 and S3), 480*800 (for S2), 800*480 (for S)
Bitrate: 1500~2000 kbps
Frame Rate: 24

Audio Settings

Codec: AAC
Sample Rate: 44100Hz
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Channel: Stereo

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Now let's see where you’ll find out more information about selecting your conversion’s output format in an easier way; with the built-in presets.

Part 3: Preset Video Settings for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S

As mentioned earlier, if you need to convert your video (on a Windows PC) files for playback on the Galaxy S series, Pavtube Galaxy Video Converter Ultimate will not fail you. Not all video tools like this all-in-one program offer so many video editing options in this full-features and powerful video converter. It edits videos by trimming, cropping, splitting videos, add text/image/video watermark as copyright protection, and attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment. Support perfect audio and video synchronization.

If you are a Mac user, you can use its equivalent Mac version -iMedia Converter Mac to achieve your goal smoothly. Both the two versions can output 3D (Anaglyph, T/P, SBS) in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI format.

The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

Now, all you need to do is drag-and-drop your Blu-ray, DVD and video files into the converter once it’s launched. After that you can conveniently edit it with the Edit button on each of the uploaded files. Alternatively, head straight to choosing your preferred device; which in this case the iPad from Output Format>Samsung>Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4). Or choose others according to the models of your mobile phone. Simply click on Convert. When the conversion is 100% completed, you can transfer and enjoy your unacceptable video files on Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2 and S! It’s honestly that simple and straightforward. Give it a go.


Don't know how to transfer converted videos to Galaxy S series? Read the guides:

Stream Videos/Movies from Computer to Samsung Galaxy S3
How to Transfer Music, Video files to Galaxy Note 3 via USB or Samsung Kies 3
How to put videos to Android Smartphones via USB connection?

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