video format for Android devices

Android Devices Supported Format

Android devices are very popular today and it is mostly because they are the more affordable options to iOS devices. Like the iPhone and the iPad, there are many Android-based mobile phones and tablets available these days. And they also offer a plethora of uses, thanks to the different apps that are easily downloadable from the Android market.

4.1 Samsung Video Format

There are many Samsung devices that also use the Android platform. If you happen to own a Galaxy or any of the newer devices released by Samsung, here are the different video formats that you will be able to play with it:

  • H.264, MPEG-4, H.263
  • VC-1, WMV7, WMV8,
  • WMV9, Sorenson Spark
  • MP43, VP8
  • HEVC Recording and Playback Full HD
  • UHD, 3GP, ASF, AVI
  • FLV, MKV, WebM, ASF

These are the general files and formats that each of the devices featured here will most likely play. Be sure that you double check the listed file formats first before upload them on your phone. That way, you won’t experience errors or go through the frustrations associated with files not playing or worse, the file crippling the entire system of your mobile device.

iPod supported video format

If you are having problems with any file format for any of the devices found here, it is best that you convert them first. Doing so assures you of a seamless playback as well. The recommended programs that you can use are:

Android video and audio format

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate

  • Convert any video and DVD to Android devices
  • Remove the DRM protection of certain files
  • Download videos directly from 1,000 plus websites
  • Playback any audio or video files
  • Edit or touch up the videos on your device
  • Fetch or embed video metadata information

There are two versions of this software available - the one for Windows and the one for Mac. Download the type that will suit your system and enjoy easy conversion of up to 250 video file formats. Users will also experience much faster conversion and zero quality loss. This software will qualify as an all-in-one video solution to all mobile device users.

4.2 Nexus supported format

Nexus devices will open and process different files. The files types that you can use with this device are the following:

  • For Word or Text Documents: DOCX, DOC, DOTX, DOT, TXT, RTF
  • For Excel or Spreadsheets: XLSX, XLS, CSV
  • For PowerPoint or Presentations: PPTX, PPT, PPSX, POTX, POT
  • For eBooks: PDF
  • For videos: MP4, H.264 and H.263
  • For audio: MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3

Since the video and audio format supported by Nexus is very rare, you will ofen meet the problem that the music or movies that dowloaded from the internet are not playable on your Nexus. In this case, converting the video format to Nexus supported format with Nexus video converter is a feasible solution.

Nexus 7 supported video format

With this functional file converter, you will be able to watch any videos with it, including playing iTunes M4V on Nexus. Besides Nexus, it can also convert video and audio to any devices, like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Blackerry, etc. playable formats. All formats provided have been optimized to fit better with your target devices. You don't need to install any extra codecs. Of course, you can set the file parameters as you want. This video converter also lets you edit the video as you like. You can trim, crop, rotate, merge, add watermarks, subtitles and more.

4.3 Nokia supported format

Despite the deal entered into by Nokia and Windows Mobile, there are still many Nokia mobile phones still in circulation today. The supported file formats of such devices are as follows:

  • For video: 3GPP, MP4, MPEG, FLV
  • For audio: MP3, MMF, VT

4.4 HTC supported format

To make sure that the video files you have downloaded or obtained through other means will play on your HTC phone, they have to come in the format listed below. However, do note that there are different models of HTC phones available and the actual file compatibility may be subject to each device’s individual specifications. The file formats are:

  • MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
  • Xvid, AVI, H.264, H.263

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HTC supported video format

Like the Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate, the Aimersoft DVD Ripper is also a very useful tool for anybody who wants to extract movie files from a DVD disc and make it more compatible on their mobile device. If you have huge collection of DVD movies that you want to enjoy on your tablet or mobile phone, you can download and install this software on your Mac or Windows computer to get started. This software will help you:

Android video and audio format

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

  • Has support for over 200 multimedia formats and devices
  • Has 150 presets for hassle-free ripping and conversion
  • Convert DVD files into any video format of your choice
  • Retrieve and search for DVD information
  • Embed movie metadata during conversion
  • Sync ripped DVD movies to iTunes
  • Edit and personalize your DVD files

There are currently many released versions of the Android platform. Generally speaking, the following video formats can be played on the latest Android devices:


Format / Codec

Supported File Type(s) / Container Formats

Audio AAC LC
  • 3GPP (.3gp)
  • MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4a)
  • ADTS raw AAC (.aac, decode in Android 3.1+, encode in Android 4.0+, ADIF not supported)
  • MPEG-TS (.ts, not seekable, Android 3.0+)
HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)
AAC ELD (enhanced low delay AAC)
AMR-NB 3GPP (.3gp)
AMR-WB 3GPP (.3gp)
FLAC FLAC (.flac) only
MP3 MP3 (.mp3)
  • Type 0 and 1 (.mid, .xmf, .mxmf)
  • RTTTL/RTX (.rtttl, .rtx)
  • OTA (.ota)
  • iMelody (.imy)
  • Ogg (.ogg)
  • Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)
Video H.263
  • 3GPP (.3gp)
  • MPEG-4 (.mp4)
H.264 AVC
  • 3GPP (.3gp)
  • MPEG-4 (.mp4)
  • MPEG-TS (.ts, AAC audio only, not seekable, Android 3.0+)
MPEG-4 SP 3GPP (.3gp)
  • WebM (.webm)
  • Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)
Image JPEG JPEG (.jpg)
GIF GIF (.gif)
PNG PNG (.png)
BMP BMP (.bmp)
WebP WebP (.webp)
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