Summary: Having problems when playing AVI files on Samsung Galaxy S4? The article explains why and how to get all AVI videos and Galaxy S4 to play nicely.
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The Galaxy S 4's 5-inch 1080p HD screen definitely bring you an extraordinary movie watching experience. The jelly bean handset supports WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, and VP8 video codecs. Most of the time you can enjoy AVI videos on the Galaxy S4 smoothly, but you may also encounter troubles when playing AVI files on Galaxy S4. That is because AVI is a container format. It can be encoded by different codecs, some of the codecs may not compatible with Galaxy S4, so you’ll have problems when playing these AVI videos on your Galaxy S4, even with some popular Android video player like MX player, Mobo, etc. If you’re confused about this and have no idea, here you will find the best solution.
To watch those uncompatible AVI files on Samsung Galaxy S4 successfully, the best solution is to encode/re-encode AVI to Galaxy S4 supported video formats. Here is how:
In the first place, free download Brorsoft Video Converter app. Overall, the program can be used as an all-in-one video conversion app for for Galaxy phones and tablets. With it, you can easily transcode AVI to MP4 videos for Galaxy S4 with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides AVI, it can also help you transfer almost all 1080p/720p HD videos including MKV, VOB, MPG, MOV, TiVo, MTS etc. for Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1/7.0, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and other Android os tablets. It has an equivalent Mac version entitled Brorsoft Video Converter Mac, which can convert .avi videos to Galaxy S4 on Mac OS X (Include Lion and Mountain Lion).
How to Convert AVI videos to Samsung Galaxy S4 supported video formats
Step 1: Add AVI Video Files
Install and run the Galaxy S4 Video Converter to your PC, clic “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your source AVI videos. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2: Select output format for Samsung Galaxy S4
Choose output profile for Galaxy S4. Here I recommend you "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)" which is a format specially designed for Galaxy S3 but also works for the S4.
If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind that bit rate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 3. Start converting AVI to MP4 for Galaxy S4
In the end, go back to the main interface and click the “Convert” button to start converting AVI video files for playing on Galaxy S4. Once the process completes, just click “Open” to find the Galaxy S4 playable MP4 videos after the conversion and transfer them to your device with ease.
If you have no idea about Samsung Galaxy S4 file transfer, refer to the guide "How to transfer media files to Samsung Galaxy S4" to learn more.
If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Samsung Galaxy S4 or other devices like iPad, Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.
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