Samsung’s two new flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 joined by the larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus – are now out in the wild. For media enthusiasts who wish to get a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus in hand, you may wish to enrich your smartphone with all your personal media types such as store purchased commercial Blu-ray, DVD movies, online downloaded movies/TV shows or device recorders shot footage. The following article will show you how to convert any video into Galaxy S8/S8 Plus for viewing.
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus supported video
To get video played on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, first you should be clear of what video file types can be viewed on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. From Samsung’s official page, we get the information that we can play the following file types on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
Video Playback format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Playback Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
Play unsupported disc media or digital video on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
From above lists, we can see that the supported file formats by Galaxy S8/S8 Plus are limited to just few video and audio file formats. You can extend the media playback capability of Galaxy S8/S8 Plus by downloading third-party video players for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus such as BSPlayer, MoboPlayer, MX Player, VLC Player for Android, RealPlayer, etc.
Obviously, you will fail to open disc media such as commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc or fail to get a better playback effect when viewing certain file types such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MXF, AVCHD, XAVC/XAVC S, H.265, Prores, etc on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. When in that condition, you can download a more powerful media conversion tool – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which can assist you to comprehensively rip encrypted Blu-ray/DVD disc or all the unsupported digital file formats into Galaxy S8/S8 Plus readable video or audio file formats listed above.
To get better output video and audio quality for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.
Reduce video file size for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
The digital video will occupy a lot of space on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, you can compress video with the program in 3 different ways: trim video to remove unwanted parts (no quality loss), lower video bit rate (lossy video compression) or reduce output file size/resolution(lossy video compression).
For Mac users, you can download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to convert unsupported media types for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus on macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra.
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Step by Step to Convert Video for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus Playback
Step 1: Input Blu-ray/DVD or digital video.
Start the application on your computer. For loading digital video, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” (batch load multiple files) option. For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your computer’s optical drive , hit “File” > “Load from disc” option.
Step 2: Define output file format.
Tap on the “Format” bar, choose Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus best compatible MP4 as output file format. To achieve a smooth video playback effect, it is idea for you to choose to output “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” as final output file format.
Step 3: Reduce file size in 3 different ways.
Adjust output file size and bit rate
Open “Profile Settings” window, here you can reduce video file size by output file resolution or bit rate with small values.
Trim video file size
Click “Video Editor” icon on the main interface to open video editing window, switch to “Trim” tab, drag the slider bars to set the start time and end time to select only your wanted parts to be converted.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Blu-ray/DVD/Video to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus supported file formats and settings conversion and ripping process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then follow the steps below to transfer video from computer to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus:
1. Windows users should download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Mac users can download and install Android File Transfer.
2. Connect the device to an available USB port using the included USB cable.
3. A prompt will appear on the screen of the phone that says “Connected as media device” or “Connected for charging”. Drag the notification area down, tap it, then make a selection based on what you wish to do with the device.
– Transferring media files – Connect the phone to your computer to transfer files. Windows users can look under Computer and find the device listed under Portable Devices.
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