How to Play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S6/S5/S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace?

Convert MP4 in Order to Play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy S6/S5/S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note/Ace

Aug 23, 2015, Posted by Andrew Smith

Samsung Galaxy Won't Play MP4 Files

Firstly, let's see some examples that MP4 can't play on Samsung Galaxy:

  • One of my friends told me that he could view MP4 videos on his Galaxy S3. I also have S3 and so I tried viewing MP4 videos on my phone as well. But when I try, I am getting a message like, "Error viewing the video". Is anyone else having such an issue? Please provide me with a solution.
  • Any ideas why my Samsung Galaxy Spica doesn't play MP4 videos. I've downloaded an MP4 onto my SD card. It turns up in the 'Video Player' widget/app. When I go to play it I'm met with "Sorry, this video cannot be played". The entire blurb says that MP4s are supposed to be OK.
  • My newly bought Samsung Galaxy Ace does not play MP4 video files. How can I resolve this issue?
  • I have downloaded a movie in MP4 format and while playing it on my Samsung Galaxy S, i can see the picture but there is no sound coming. Why?

Samsung gradually released the Galaxy series including the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Ace and so on since 2010. From Samsung official website, we can easily find that the series of Samsung Galaxy not only support MP4, H.264 format, but also support AVI, WebM, 3GP, WMV format.

But still people are stuck when they play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy. Why? It's not complicated or difficult to explain: MP4 is a container format which can include various data like video, audio, subtitle, image, etc. Once the MP4 file that you want to play on Samsung Galaxy is encoded with Samsung Galaxy incompatible codecs, Samsung Galaxy will refuse to play it or the MP4 files only have video without audio and vice versa or other conditions occur.

In fact, this situation also appears when people play MP4 on Samsung TV. If you are one of them, view this guide Can Samsung TV Play MP4?

How to Solve "Can't Play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy"?

To solve this issue, the professional suggestion is converting MP4 file to Samsung Galaxy standard formats. Now, the problem is how to complete the conversion. In fact, with the right tool, it is no big deal to successfully convert MP4 to Samsung Galaxy. Then what is the right tool? Faasoft MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Converter.

This Converter is designed to help Samsung Galaxy users solve "Samsung Galaxy Won't Play MP4" issue by converting MP4 to Samsung Galaxy supported standard video formats. Once the conversion is done, all problems are readily solved. Then, you can freely enjoy any MP4 movies on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Ace, etc.

This wonderful solution applies to solve Samsung Galaxy won't play MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, ASF, MTS/M2TS, MOD, TOD, DivX, AVHCD, TS, RMVB, etc problem. Here is another tutorial on How to Play Any Video on Samsung Galaxy Series.

Convert MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Format

Free download and install Faasoft's ideal MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Converter. When the installation is finished, launch the program and start the trip of converting MP4 to Samsung Galaxy.

Step 1 Add MP4 files
In this step, directly drag the MP4 files that you need to convert to the program main interface. And the program will load the MP4 files automatically.

Step 2 Set output format
When the files are imported, click "Profile" small triangle to spread the "Profile" menu. And then choose "Samsung Galaxy MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" as output format from "Android" category.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to Samsung
Click "Browse..." button on the bottom of the program to set the destination of the converted MP4 files.

And then click the round "Convert" button to start and finish MP4 to Samsung Galaxy conversion.


This way is a widely used one to solve "Samsung Galaxy Won't Play MP4" issue. It is really worth a try.

Another method for Samsung Galaxy users is installing some video player App like MX Player to play MP4 files.