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Video & Audio Formats Supported by Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets

This post has summerized the full video & audio formats supported by Samsung Galaxy S10/10+/S9/S8/S7/S6/S5, Galaxy Note 9/8/7, earlier models and solution to make unsupported videos playable for Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets.

By Candice Liu to video, converterīŊœLast updated on Mar. 1, 2019

I usually watch videos on the internet on my samsung galaxy note but one day it just started saying sorry this video cannot be played. How can i get it to work again? - Yahoo Answers

I am trying to put an HD mp4 on my Galaxy S10, but for some reason windows tells me to convert it or it wont play right. I'd like to know what video formats are supported by Samsung Galaxy S10 - AndroidCentral.com

Samsung Galaxy devices, like Galaxy S10+/S10e and Galaxy S9 that is expected to be red-hot, have enjoyed a great reputation among Android fans. Their razor-sharp screens, unassailable performance and long battery life make Samsung Galaxy series the most popular gadgets to watch movies thereon. However, the more you play videos on Samsung Galaxy devices, the more you will encounter video format incompatibility issue. That's why more and more Samsung users wonder the best video formats for Samsung Galaxy tabs and phones for limitless playback. And this article will give the extract video and audio formats and parameters Samsung Galaxy devices support and will show you the perfect video codec and parameter setting that best suit your Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S7 edge, S6, S5, Note 5/7, etc.

Popular Video Formats Supported by Samsung Galaxy Series

Generally speaking, your Samsung Galaxy device will have no problem in reading the video and audio formats listed in the following table.

* Video Format Containers: MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, WMV and FLV
* Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AC3
* Playback/Recording: 1080p Full HD@30fps, 720p HD@30fps

Tips: If the vidoes you have are not in the list above, you have to convert them to a format that can play on Samsung Galaxy device beforehand with the help of a professional video converter. All-in-one Samsung video converterter to convert videos to/from Samsung Galaxy supported video formats like AVI, MP4 on Mac (Mojave) and Windows (10). No.1 fast speed!

Video/Audio Formats and Encoding Parameters for Samsung Galaxy

There comes a problem that you cannot play some common videos like MP4 occasionally even though they are claimed to be supported videos by Samsung Galaxy devices. The explanation to this problem is that such kind of video format, though supported by Samsung Galaxy, may encode with the audio and video codec that Samsung Galaxy cannot support or may not meet the supported specification of audio and video codec. Worse still, sound or video may not work if the contents have a standard bit rate/frame rate above the compatible frame/sec of Samsung Galaxy. To help you out, here we list the recommended video and audio formats, video encoding profiles and parameters that the specific Samsung Galaxy devices support for playback, including Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S7 edge, S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8.

Tips: Codec settings can be quite a difficulty way for non-pros. In this way, a great video converter software is necessary if you don't want to waste time to set the complicate parameter settings.

Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8 supported video formats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.
Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8 supported audio formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF.

Samsung Galaxy Format and Parameter Setting

Galaxy S7/S7 edge

Galaxy S6/S6 edge+ Galaxy Note 9/Note 8 Galaxy Note 7 Galaxy Note 5
Supported video format and codec MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / 8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1. DivX, VP8, WMV7 / 8, Sorenson Spark, DivX3.11 MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, WebM MP4, M4V, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / 8, MP43, Sorenson Spark, HEVC
Supported audio format and codec MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB / WB, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X (Bluetooth) MP3, AMR-NB / WB, AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+, WMA, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC, AC-3, apt-X MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA Audio Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, WMA, WAV, MIDI

How to Change Video Format into Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung Galaxy devices only support limited video formats listed above, there are still some videos like MTS, M2TS, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, etc that Samsung Galaxy series cannot recognize. Fortunately, a better solution to remove the hassle to play these unreadable videos on Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6, Galaxy Note 9/8 is to convert the videos to Samsung Galaxy viewable ones with a professional program called MacX Video Converter Pro.

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Step 1: Open and click Video button. Select +Video to load the video on this Samsung video converter.
Step 2: Choose the specific Samsung Galaxy device from its pop-up window.
Step 3: Then click "RUN" button to start the video to Samsung Galaxy conversion. Just three steps, you can finish the video conversion and therefore put video to Samsung Galaxy devices for playing on the go.

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