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  1. Kane860

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    I just got an S4 after being an iPhone user since the beginning. I have transferred all of my iPhone pics and videos to the Micro SD card that I have in my S4 but the videos will not play. They are obviously in apples quicktime format, .MOV so how can I get these videos to play on my S4? Is there a video app or plugin that I can download that will play the videos? If not, what can I do? Is reformatting each individual video the only option I have? And what format would I have to convert the video to in order to play on my S4 using full screen .. thanks
     

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    Really, no one has any feedback???
     
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    Try MX Player. :)

    If that or Dice Player doesn't work, then likely nothing will - and you have to transcode them to another format.

    I'll have to look back at my Mac video transcoders to recommend one, I recall using a free one that was very good.

    PS - if neither of those apps work, please say if you have a Windows or Mac or Linux PC, thanks.
     
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    I tried MX player but unfortunately everytime I opened the app, it crashed and would not work.. had to uninstall it. Havent tried Dice Player.. MOBO player seems to work but in order to see the videos, I have to go through the app.. currently the videos I want to see are in a folder I have in gallery but the videos don't even show up.. is there anything I can do that will allow the videos to actually show in gallery and then play in one of these players? Also I use Handbrake for converting videos, I could probably just convert from iPhone format to something else in there.. but what format should I convert videos to in order to play properly on the GS4?
     
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    Ah, a handbrake user - cool. :)

    Ok - so a .mov is what we call a container file, it contains a video stream (usually H.264), an audio stream (usually a flavor of ACC) and optionally a closed-captioning stream.

    I don't have the SGS4, I'm going by earlier Samsungs, so I'll defer to anyone who corrects me - but - I think if you convert from .mov to .mp4, retain the H.264 video and adjust from AAC-LC to just ACC (if required) then your movies will be recognized as you need.
     
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    thanks, I finally got everything to work. I converted all my iphone videos in handbrake to android format and then transferred them to my phone.. seems to be good now.. thanks
     
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    MX Player should work. Did you install the extra portion that it needed? It depends on the hardware of the device, which one it installs.
     
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    They're not Android formats, Android supports many formats but not Mov as that is an Apple format.

    Even on a my PC I can't play .mov files without quicktime which I refuse to install.

    Anyway, glad you got them working. :)
     
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    Yah I didn't mean to say android formats in the sense that android has its own format video. But in handbrake, there is a preset called android which converts the video to a format that is compatible on android phones, I think mp4.
     
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