When Nokia’s cellphone star faded, it was Samsung that stepped into the role of the world’s biggest phone vendor while others took over the mantle of being design leaders. The most copied designs today still come from Apple, but now that Samsung has introduced the superb Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, that’s about to change in a significant way. Where the Galaxy S6 was good, the Galaxy S7 is great. The QHD resolution is pin-sharp too – at 1,440 x 2,560 pixels it’s closing in on a resolution that’s so sharp the eye can’t ever see the pixels.

In the video codec support, comparing with Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy devices have made great progress. Samsung Galaxy S7 supports more formats. Then, you may ask MP4 is announced to be support playback on Samsung Galaxy S7, how come I cannot play my MP4 files? When trying to watch MP4 video files on Samsung Galaxy S7, message says “Error viewing the video” or “Sorry, this video cannot be played”. Keep reading to get the reasons and solution about how to play 4K/1080p MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S7 without any problems.

Why “MP4 cannot Play on Samsung Galaxy S7”?

The fact is Samsung can play most of MP4 files. Several special MP4 videos will not be played as MP4 is a container video format which may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, MPEG-4, Xivd, DivX, MPEG-g4 ASP etc. or with subtitles or multi-channel audio tracks. As MPEG-4 AVC H.264 codec, support is limited to the required specifications. If your MP4 files are using audio and video codec that Samsung Galaxy cannot support or your MP4 files cannot meet the supported specifications of audio and video codec, your Samsung Galaxy S7 will fail to play MP4 files. Even you download different Samsung video player, they still fails to play.

How to successfully Play 4K/1080p MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S7?

The key to make it possible to play 4K/1080P MP4 movies on the new Galaxy smartphone is to convert the 4K or 1080P movies to Galaxy S7 supported formats by using a Android video converter. And here I recommend you to use the best Galaxy S7 Video Converter. –  You can transcode 4K MP4 and 1080p MP4 or other MP4 to Galaxy S7 playback format easily. Besides MP4, it also can convert other videos like MKV,MOV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, H.265, YouTube video, even DVD, Blu-ray, ISO and more videos to Samsung Galaxy S7 supported formats for your smooth playback. 

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How to Transcode MP4(4K/1080P/720P) to Samsung Galaxy S7?

Step 1. Click “Add video” button to add your MP4 video files to the program. Or directly drag the video you want to convert to the left item bar. 


Step 2. Click “Format” bar, and. Choose the formats from “Samsung”. Or select .mp4 from “Common video” or “HD video” to suit Galaxy S7.

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.

Step 3. Click the “Start conversion” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert .mp4 to Galaxy S7 friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion done, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to  Galaxy S7 for playback on the go.


This excellent Samsung video converter also can make you play MP4 on various Samsung devices including Samsung TVSamsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge+, Galaxy Tab S2,  Galaxy TabPro SSamsung Gear VR, and more by encoding MP4 to their supported formats. Wish you have a nice day.

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