Play MKV, AVI and MOV movies on Galaxy A7
Samsung trumpets that the A7 is “one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones” and at just 6.3mm wide and 141 grams (5 ounces) it’s certainly sworn off the carbs. Choose from white, very dark blue or a champagne tint for the case. Out front is a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED screen. Underneath, the phone is powered by eight cores of silicon: 1.8GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad-core processors supported by 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy A7’s 5.5-inch beautiful 1920×1080 screen is great for watching movies. It is capable of storing and playing videos perfectly encoded in the MP4 and WMV container format. While, if you have MKV, AVI, MOV files you’d like to transfer to your device, you can convert them into the MP4 format yourself. This article will introduce an easy to encode MKV/AVI/MKV to Galaxy A7 for playback on the go.
There are multiple software products available for this purpose. A completely free method for converting videos into the MP4 format for Samsung Galaxy A7 uses Handbrake. It converts the file into the MP4 container format. There is no Samsung Galaxy S option for Handbrake, but there is a general MP4 option in the Container drop-down box on the main screen. Note: Handbrake input formats just includes MP4, MKV, AVI, M2TS, TS, it won’t help you convert VOB, MPG, FLV, MOV, TiVo, etc files for Galaxy A7.
To convert and put more movie files to Galaxy A7, we recommend you to download Acrok HD Video Converter app. Overall, the program can be used as an all-in-one video conversion app for Samsung Galaxy tablet and phone. With it, you can easily transcode AVI (Divx/Xvid), MKV(DTS), MOV, TiVo to MP4 videos for Galaxy A7 with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides Galaxy A7, it can batch convert videos for Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10 and more Android devices. It has an equivalent Mac version entitled Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, which can convert videos to Galaxy A7 on Mac OS X(including Yosemite, Mavericks).
How to convert MKV/AVI/MOV to Samsung Galaxy A7 supported format
Step 1: Add Video Files
Install and run the Galaxy A7 Video Converter to your PC, click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your source .vob, .mpg, .avi, .mkv videos. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2: Select Output Format
Click drop down menu of Format; here you can select “Common Video > H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the output format, which is a format specially designed for Android but also works for the A7 perfectly.
Tip: Set output video quality (Optional)
If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 3. Start converting videos to Galaxy A7
In the end, go back to the main interface and click the “Convert” button to start converting AVI, MKV, MOV for playing on Galaxy A7. Once the process completes, just click “Open” to find the Galaxy A7 playable MP4 videos and transfer them to your Galaxy A7 with ease.
If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Galaxy A7, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Tab 3, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD X, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, iPad or other devices at the same time, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the alternative.