Thursday, April 14, 2016

Play MP4/AVI on Galaxy S7 or via Gear VR

Summary: The extract video and audio formats and parameters Samsung Galaxy S7 devices support MP4/AVI and will show you the perfect video codec and parameter setting that best suit your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, S6, S5, Note 5, etc.

Part One. Play MP4/AVI movies on Galaxy S7 via Gear VR

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 Super razor-sharp screens, display with those signature dual-curve edges. The unassailable performance and long battery life make Samsung Galaxy S7 series value. The most popular gadgetuse is to enjoyed a great reputation of watching movies for among Android fans.

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There comes a problem that cannot play some common videos like MP4 /AVI occasionally even though they are claimed to be supported videos by Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. The explanation to this problem is that such kind of video format, though supported by Samsung Galaxy S7, may encode with the audio and video codec that Samsung Galaxy S7 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 S7. To help you out, here we list the recommended video and audio formats, video encoding profiles and parameters that the specific Samsung Galaxy S7 devices support for playback, including Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Note 4.

The important point is how to convert MP4/AVI to Samsung Galaxy S7  in order to enjoy your life more funny and convenient. The software you need is the best video Converter called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate . The MP4/AVI to Galaxy S7 converter is a powerful and professional video converter. It can convert various video formats like MKV, MXF, MOV, WMV, VOB, FLV, AVI, MOD, MPEG, etc. and HD video to Galaxy S7 compatible in fast speed with lossless quality.

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.


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Step 1: Import MP4/AVI source into the program.

For loading MP4/AVI files, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder"

For loading MP4/AVI, insert your MP4/AVI into an internal or external. 

Step 2: Output Samsung Galaxy S7 support format.

Tap on "Format" bar and find "HD Video", from its extended list, choose to output Samsung Galaxy S7 supported "MP4 (*.mp4 video with mp3 audio)" format.

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start the conversion process. When the conversion, transfer the MP4/AVI generated files to your Samsung Galaxy S7 to watching.

Just three steps, you can finish the video conversion and therefore put video to Samsung Galaxy devices for playing on the go.

Part Two. Play MP4/AVI movies in 3D effect on Gear VR with Galaxy S7/S7 Edge 

And in this case, everything that brings from the Gear VR is simply trailers, demos and some shorts, in some cases, it would give us a chance to watch some spectacular 3D movies. But what shall we do if we want to see it via the Samsung Gear VR ? Can it be done?

Of course, the answer is YES. We can save any content on the microSD of Galaxy S7 for using it within glasses, We will have no problems if it stored as the compatible formats (The Gear VR by default supports most common file formats including 2D MP4/ AVI/FLV and 3D SBS MP4/MKV). So, before conversion, we need prepare: a computer, a 3D movie, and an effective converter which can helps you do this conversion.

If you want to watch your own MP4/AVI to 3D movie theater in Gear VR through Galaxy S7? But meet a incompatible 3D Movie format? Don't worry! The 3D Video Converter Ultimate ftom Pavtube  also can help you pave the way. Just in the above step 2 to  Choose 3D format to output, select Samsung Gear VR compatible 3D format from "3D Video" > "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)" as output format for watching on Gear VR.


We also can change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR, resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. That is means a spilt VR resolution of 1280 x 1440 for each eye on Samsung Gear VR. It has a 60Hz refresh rate and a 96 degree field of view. 

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