May 152013
 

Easy Solve Issue of “MP4 Won’t Play on Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace”

Overview

Starting from June 2010, Samsung released a series of mobile phones and tablets named starting from Samsung Galaxy like Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tabe, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Ace and the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets are big success with advanced features. In the video codec support, comparing with Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy devices have made great progress. Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Tab, Note and Ace not only support MP4, H.264 format, but also support AVI, WebM, 3GP, WMV format.

Then, you may ask MP4 is announced to be support playback on Samsung Galaxy series, how come I cannot play my MP4 files? When trying to watch MP4 video files on Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Tab, Note, Ace, message says “Error viewing the video” or “Sorry, this video cannot be played”.

Why “MP4 cannot Play on Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace”

The fact is Samsung can play most of MP4 files. Several special MP4 videos will not be played as MP4 is a container video format which may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, MPEG-4, Xivd, DivX, MPEG-4 ASP etc. or with subtitles or multi-channel audio tracks. As MPEG-4 AVC H.264 codec, support is limited to the required specifications. If your MP4 files are using audio and video codec that Samsung Galaxy cannot support or your MP4 files cannot meet the supported specifications of audio and video codec, your Samsung Galaxy phones or tablets will fail to play MP4 files. Even you download different Android video player, they still fails to play.

How to successfully Play MP4 on Galaxy S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace?

In order to successfully play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Ace, a better solution is to convert MP4 to Samsung Galaxy supported MPEG-4 Video with require specifications. This article will guide you step-by-step to convert MP4 to successfully play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace.

Step-by-Step to Convert MP4 to Play MP4 on Galaxy S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace

Step 1: PrePare: Free download Samsung Galaxy Video Converter

Free download Samsung Galaxy Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac). Install and launch the program.

Step 4: Load MP4 files to Samsung Galaxy Video Converter

Press on “Add Video” button to add MP4 files to the program.

Convert MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Supported Video

Step 2: Set output format

Click “Profile” drop-down and choose appropriate format.

To play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy Ace, choose “Android MP4 Video(*.mp4)” from “Android” category.

To play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Tab or Note, if your source MP4 files are 1080p or above 1080p resolution, choose “HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)” from “HD video” category.

To play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Tab or Note, if your source MP4 files are 720p or lower resolution, choose “H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)” from “General Video” category.

Or you can choose the optimized video format for specific devices from “Android” category, such as “Samsung Galaxy Note (*.mp4) format.

Step 3: Finish converting MP4 to Samsung Galaxy format

Press on “Convert” button to start converting MP4 to Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tabe, Galaxy Note or Galaxy Ace format. It’s that easy to view MP4 on your Samsung phones or devices.

  6 Responses to “How to Play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace?”

  1. Which one i need to down load

  2. Any idea what format is best for the Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 (gt-s5110)?

    • Hi Richard. Thanks for your comment. The highest resolution Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 (gt-s5110) supported is 720p. So, if your source videos are HD videos at 720p or 1080p or above resolution, in order to get best image quality, choose “HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4″ from “HD video” category. Then click “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” Windows. In the “Video Settings” section, set the resolution to “1280*720p”.

      if your source videos are stand videos, choose “H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)” from “General Video” category.

  3. Hope you’re still monitoring this. Will this app work with a avi file or do I have to find another app to convert to mp4 first.

    • ScottW, this program works for AVI files and also MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV and many other popular video formats files, you do not nee to download other app.

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