Monday, May 19, 2014

Mac Tips: Transfer MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG files to Galaxy S5 easily

Have problems playing MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG videos on Samsung Galaxy S5 with Mac OS X? This tutorial will show you the simple solution to fix the problem. 

Samsung had something to prove with its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, which was unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The battery is larger, the screen bigger and brighter, the processor quicker and the design altered. The first thing many people will notice is the display of Galaxy S5, bumped up to 5.1-inch, 432ppi display with a resolution of 1080×1920. All these features make S5 a great media player for watching movies on the go.

But the truth is that the S5, same as its predecessor, only supports certain specified video formats such as MPEG4, H.264, etc, you would met problems playing movies formatted in .mkv, .avi, .vob, .tivo, .mpg on Galaxy S5. And it could be due to one or more of the following reasons:

- Unsupported codec (e.g. AC3)
- Huge file size (that exceeds maximum 4GB file size)
- High bitrate (e.g. camera footage taken at 18-25mbps)
- Unsupported video format (e.g. *.vob format)

If you want to avoid the MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG video playback issues with Galaxy S5, an easy workaround is to convert them to Galaxy S5 compatible formats. Now follow this article; you will learn how to accomplish this easily within a few clicks on Mac.


Here I'd like to introduce iMedia Converter for Mac, a very easy-to-use BD/DVD/Video to Galaxy S5 converting program which comes with flawless video quality and quick conversion speed. It integrates many presets for Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S, as well as Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3; many other presets waiting for you to pick up. The Windows version is Galaxy S5 Video Converter Ultimate.

Tutorials: How to transcode MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG to MP4 for Galaxy S5 on Mac?

Step 1: Run this Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac as Mac Galaxy S5 Video Converter Ultimate; add videos.

You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.


From the drop-down list of Subtitles tab, you can choose the desired language you want to show in converted movie. You are allowed to choose audio track as well. (Read more: Subtitle FAQs)

Step 2. Choose format.

Click "Format" drop-down list and choose "Samsung -> Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)" as the compatible MP4 preset for Galaxy S5 with best video quality.

Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).

Click "Settings" to free change video resolution, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings. Note that if you need to get videos in smaller size (especially when you own a 16GB model), you are suggested to turn down bitrate settings; the generated video size could also be found in this window.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

You can hit the big red "Convert" to start converting MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG videos to MP4 with best video settings for Galaxy S5 on Mac. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" in the conversion window, or "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video.
Now, you can transfer MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG videos to Galaxy S5 for smooth playback on Mac without any problem. Enjoy your digital life!

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