Video format for Galaxy s 2Support


  1. Today I found a article"Video Format for Sumsung Galaxy S 2 Play Test" from the blog: Video Format for Sumsung Galaxy S 2 Play Test - Tablet & Smartphone FAQ

    I think it's useful for us, so I share it here.

    Samsung has produced some good Android smartphones ever, and Galaxy S II is not a exception. It has a brilliant screen, a fast processor and a great camera, and also offers blazing performance. After playing with Galaxy S II for over two weeks, I did some sample test for playing movies on it.

    From user manual of Sumsung Galaxy S 2, we know its supported formats.
    Audio Formats: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF
    Video Formats: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1, Recording & Playback
    1080@30fps

    When I import video file into the smartphone, it prompts that

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  2. Unam

    Unam Active Member

    Yesterday when I tried to play a .avi format file on the phone, it said format not supported cannot play.
    But when I transfered a different video file, same .avi format, the phone was able to play it.
    I do not know why it was able to play one, but reject the other, when they have same formats ? Any suggestions....?
  3. SilverDroid

    SilverDroid Well-Known Member

    I know one thing... It doesn't play AVCHD.... Sadly.
  4. AVI is a container format, which could include several codings, but only limited codings can be supported by Galaxy S 2, like MPEG4, H.264, Xvid. So in the first place, you need to ensure that the video coding is correct. I suggest you install Mediainfo and drag your video file into it to check the detail of video coding. If the video coding is not mentioned above, you need to convert your video coding to correct one.
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  5. Yes, your are right.
    I think we need a video tool as a galaxy S 2 user, if you like play AVCHD files on your galaxy s 2
  6. SilverDroid

    SilverDroid Well-Known Member

    Pity as I have some full uncompressed 1080p Samsung demo videos (Yes I know the phone resolution is not as high though the colours are VERY vivid!)
  7. Galaxy S 2 have lots of limit at formats. if you want to play videos no problem anytime anywhere, i recommend you use foxreal video conveter, it can help you convert videos for galaxys2 without problem.
  8. Darkflame

    Darkflame Well-Known Member

    With the right app, SG2 plays most common video formats just fine, i use a mixture of divx, H.264 and xvid myself.

    Moboplayer is the best video app i've tried by far (and i've tried about 5).
  9. Yes, I am a Mobopalyer user too, it's a powerful tool, but sometime AVI, MKV container format can not be supported well.
  10. Darkflame

    Darkflame Well-Known Member

    Updating this topic on my experience over the year, whilst the right video app can play any video format, it plays some in 'software encode' mode which can cause the phone to crash completely.

    9 times out of 10 soft encode mode leads to my SG2 locking up completely, resulting in me having to take the battery out to restart it (thankfully i have a phone that has a removable battery).

    I moved from Moboplayer to MX player because i incorrectly believed it was the app, but MX player makes it more apparent which encode it uses with the start of each video, thus i noticed that only the software encode videos cause the crash, not hardware mode (which i'm assuming is the codecs the phone hardware is programmed to play).

    So yeah, unfortunately whilst the SG2 can play a lot of video formats, some that play are forced into software encode mode and can cause the phone to crash / freeze complete so be warned.

    I shall be converting the videos that my phone currently plays in software encode mode to a format the hardware supports, such as H264 / Xvid.
  11. originalmorph

    originalmorph New Member

    I have found the problem is with the player that is standard on the Galaxy, have just installed MX player and this is playing all formats so far. Just tell the system to transfer the file without converting to your handset.
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