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Convert Videos to Android with Best Free Android Video Converter

Android is a prevailing operating system for most smartphones and tablets and the only OS for mobiles that can be compared to Apple iOS by far. Video formats supported by Android include 3GP, MP4, WebM and TS in video codec H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP and VP8. Android 4.0+ can additional support a kind of HD video MKV (Matroska). But there are still many other video audio formats that cannot be played by Android mobile devices directly. So we need to find a powerful Android player app or video converter for Android.

In this article, you will find out Android supported media formats, and how to convert different videos for playback on Android devices.

Video to Android Converter

Part 1: Android Phone Media support

Android supports the following audio/video/still media formats: H.263, H.264 (3GP or MP4 container), MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB (in 3GP container), AAC, HE-AAC (in MP4 or 3GP container), MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP. Thanks to H.264 MP4 video supported, after converting AVCHD to Android phone, you are still endowed with high definition quality.

Here is the detailed Android supported video formats:

Format

Details

File Types Container Formats

H.263

Support for H.263 is optional in Android 7.0+

• 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
• Matroska (.mkv)

H.264 AVC
Baseline Profile (BP)

/

• 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
• MPEG-TS (.ts, AAC audio only, not seekable, Android 3.0+)
• Matroska (.mkv)

H.264 AVC
Main Profile (MP)

The decoder is required, the encoder is recommended.

H.265 HEVC

Main Profile Level 3 for mobile devices and Main Profile Level 4.1 for Android TV

• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
• Matroska (.mkv)

MPEG-4 SP

/

3GPP (.3gp)

VP8

Streamable only in Android 4.0 and above

• WebM(.webm)
• Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)

VP9

/

• WebM (.webm)
• Matroska (.mkv)

AV1

The decoder is optional.

• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
• Matroska (.mkv)

Part 2: Download Free Video Converter for Android

WinX Video Converter (WinX Video Converter for Mac) can convert almost all standard videos such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, WebM and more to MP4 video or MP3 audio which are completely accepted by Android phones and tabs. It is free cell phone video converter that will convert videos of 4K, HD, SD from any formats to various Android mobiles directly.

Part 3: How to Convert HD videos to Android Tablet or Phone?

Before converting HD videos, please download and install VideoProc on your computer. Here we just take converting an HD video to format playable on all Android devices as an example:

Step 1: Click "+Video" to add HD videos to the software.

Step 2: Choose "Android Mobile" under the Output Profile as the major output format find "to General Mobile Video" and then the profile of "Android Phone/Pad (Support HWAccel").

free video converter for Android
Best Free Video to Android Converter

Step 3: Browse your computer folders to choose a disk and folder to save the output video file for futher transfering to the Android mobile.

Step 4: If no other adjustment and settings are needed just hit "RUN" button and go. It also facilitates you playing other HD videos on any other Android devices, iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), WP8, etc.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Estrella H.

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Estrella H. is a senior editor at Digiarty covering all the latest tech in mobile industry for the better part of the first four years, from iPhone, Samsung to other innovative gadgets. And now she's been dived into data backup and management to keep data safe on mobile devices in the recent three years. Outside the tech, she is a songwriter and loves hip-hop.

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