How to get videos play properly on your Android smartphone?
A recent study by Google and Ipsos OTX – The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users- reported that 48% of smartphone users watch video on their phone. We’re not really surprised, and have seen this trend with our client, colleagues, friends and family members. Our phone is a great way to watch video. Who doesn’t pull up a video on their phone, whether it’s funny, serious or for business.
However, many people get error message, stuttering playback, and slow motion issues when putting HD videos to smartphone for playback. Some managed to solve the playback problems by replacing the in-laid media player with third party app like VPlayer, Act 1 Video Player, Moboplayer, etc. Others find it impossible to play some videos on their smartphone, no matter what media player to use. In that case, you should try video conversion.
When your smartphone refuses to play a video, it could be due to
- Unsupported file format
- Unsupported codec
- Huge file size
- Copy-protections (e.g. iTunes videos, protected DVD videos)
And your smartphone plays video in slow motion or with noises, it could be due to
- High resolution (e.g. 1080p video and above)
- High bitrate (e.g. MP4 video of 10mpbs)
- The media player software you use
All of the above mentioned factors, except for the last one, can be addressed by video converting. High definition 1080p and 720p videos can be compressed and converted to a best format for your smartphone to deal with. Here in the following passages I’ll define the best format for Android smartphones, mainly Samsung, Motorola, HTC and LG phones running Android 2.2 (Froyo), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
|Video Format||mp4, avi, 3gp, wmv, mkv, flv||mp4, wmv, avi, wmv, mkv||3gp, 3g2, mp4, and wmv|
|Audio Format||mp3, aac, flac, wma, wav, ogg, midi||aac, mp3, wav, wma, ogg, amr, midi||aac, amr, m4a, mid, midi, mp3, wav, and wma|
|Codec||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV||MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DIVX, XVID,||3GPP2, H.263, H.264, and MPEG4|