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Galaxy S5 Video Playback - How to solve "Galaxy S5 not playing videos well" issue?

July 24th, 2014 by

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Enjoy all your media on large screen phones

Currently, almost three-quarters of consumers watch video on their mobile phone, according to the analyst Strategy Analytics' data. Definitely, larger screen phones are a key driver in increased mobile video consumption. Galaxy S5 one of the Android phones which ship the 1080p definition in a large 5.1" screen. Also, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and 32GB of internal storage capability makes Galaxy S5 to be a good portable device to play online or offline media files.

Though Samsung Galaxy S5 supported video format is relatively wider than other Samsung devices, you may still have some videos which can't be played well on Galaxy S5: some videos playback without audio, some others can't even be recognized as video format. If you have any issue in loading and playing video file on your Galaxy S5, you come to the right place. This guide is written just to resolve Galaxy S5 video playback issues and show you detailed guide on how to convert unsupported video formats to Galaxy S5 most compatible video types (e.g. H.264 MP4) with Bigasoft Galaxy Video Converter.

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Why can't play certain video on Galaxy S5?

Galaxy funs may have met one of the following headache situations:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 won't play WTV, MPEG, MXF, MOD, DivX, M2TS, MTS, XviD, VOB, TOD, etc.
  • Some formats which are in the supported video formats by Galaxy S5 still could not be transferred and played well due to the codec issue.

What video files play on Galaxy S5? What video codec does it support?

Here are the supported video/audio formats and codecs:


Video Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC


So sometimes, you need to convert unsupported media files to fully supported format that contains correct codec. Here we will introduce a powerful Galaxy Converter which will make all videos playable on your Galaxy S5.

Effective Solution to Convert Video to Samsung Galaxy S5 on both Mac and Windows

Some people may suggest installing a video player app, but even the most popular player apps, such as MXplayer, still can't handle of all the above video types. And the effective solution is to convert them to Galaxy S5 formats with a third-party software.

Acting as a professional video converter software, Bigasoft Total Video Converter helps you to convert any video to Galaxy S5 easily and fast on both Windows and Mac. Download the best-ever Samsung Galaxy S5 Video Converter and follow the steps to have a try. Also, for Mac users, try the Video Converter for Mac.

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Step 1 Add un-playable video into Galaxy S5 Converter

Click "Add File" button to import the videos which Galaxy S5 won't play.

Step 2 Set output profile

Click "Profile" bar, you can get optimized videos for your Galaxy S5 under "Android - Samsung Galaxy S3 H.264 Video(*.mp4)". The output videos will fit on Galaxy S5 perfectly.

Tip: If you want to get 1080p output, just click the "Settings" icon and enter 1920X1080 for video Size option on the Advanced panel.

Video Converter for Galaxy S5

Step 3 Start the video to Galaxy S5 conversion

Hit the Convert button to start encoding WTV, MPEG, MXF, MOD, DivX to Samsung Galaxy S5.

Video Converter for Galaxy S5

After the conversion, you can get the output for Galaxy S5 by clicking the "Open Folder" button. Now with Bigasoft Total Video Converter you are able to enjoy all your videos on your Galaxy S5 without any problem. What's more, if you want to loading DVD movies onto this phone, try our Bigasoft VOB Converter.

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