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How to Solve Can't Play MP4 on Android Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Motorola, LG?

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Though Android developer website describes that Android platform supports MP4 files, sometimes we still encounter can't play MP4 on Android-powered mobiles and tablets like Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Motorola Droid, Google Nexus, LG, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Note and etc.

Why Android won't play MP4 files? How to successfully play various MP4 videos on all Android devices? This article will explain the reason as well as provide the solution.

Why Android won't play MP4 files?

Officially, Android does play MP4 movies. But it only plays MP4 files encoded with H.263 or H.264 AVC. While MP4 is a video container format, it can contain different video codecs which may not be the Android supported one. Therefore, whether we can play MP4 on Android or not, it all depends on what the video codec is inside in MP4.

How to Play MP4 on Android?

In order to solve Android doesn't play MP4 videos and successfully play all kinds of MP4 files on Android devices; we had better convert Android unsupported MP4 to Android more supported MP4.

iDealshare VideoGo is just the right MP4 to Android Converter which can convert MP4 to Android more compatible video format on both Windows or Mac. Then it is just easy to play MP4 on all Android mobile phones or tablets like play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy, play MP4 on Motorola Droid, play MP4 on HTC, play MP4 on Google Nexus, play MP4 on LG, play MP4 on Android tablets.

Besides converting MP4 to Android, this powerful MP4 Android Converter also enables to convert other video WMV, AVI, MKV, VOB, FLV, DV, MOV, RMVB, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, TS, ASF, and etc to Android supported format.

How to Convert MP4 to Android?

Below will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert MP4 to Android more supported video format.

This guide applies to:

  • Convert MP4 to Android supported format to play MP4 on HTC, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droid, Google Nexus, LG, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Note and more android mobiles or tablets;
  • Convert other videos to play FLV, AVI, DivX, XviD, WMV, MOV, MPG, MKV, VOB, ASF, MXF, AVCHD, Apple ProRes, 3GP and etc on Android devices;
  • Convert audio files like WMA, AIFF, FLAC, APE, Apple Lossless ALAC, M4A, DTS, OGG, CAF, TTA, AU, RA to Android supported MP3, AAC;
  • Convert all popular videos to play on iPad, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, BlackBerry and etc;
  • Convert movies to edit in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Avid, iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more;
  • Edit MP4 or other movies like trim, crop, rotate, merge, split, watermark, subtitles, effect, resize, change video or audio parameters like bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio volume and channels.

Make Preparation: Run MP4 to Android Converter

Free download the powerful MP4 to Android Video Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to Android Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Import Android unsupported MP4 files

Click the "Add File" button to import the MP4 videos which can't play on Android-powered devices. This ideal MP4 Android Converter also supports drag and drop function.

How to Convert MP4 to Android Supported Format?

Step 2 Select Android supported format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select Android supported 'H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)' from "General Video" Category.

This professional MP4 to Android Converter also has provided the most optimized presets for Android powered HTC, Motorola Droid, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, etc. And you can select from the presets category according to your Android devices.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to Android

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MP4 to Android more supported format for easy play MP4 on any Android based mobile or tablet.

Play MP4 on Android

It is that easy to play any MP4 on any Android device with the above powerful MP4 Android Converter and step by step guide. And you will never worry about the following Android MP4 troubleshooting:

  • How to play .mp4 video in video view in android?
  • My new Galaxy S4 and Samsung micro SD card (64 gb) can play some .mp4 files just fine, however can't play other .mp4 videos.
  • Any ideas why my Samsung Galaxy won'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".
  • Can Android play MP4 movies? Why my Android Motorola can play some MP4 files, while can't play other MP4 files.
  • I can't play most of my MP4 videos on Android powered HTC and only get the error that "sorry, this video cannot be played", but it's strange because a few of them do play.
  • I just got a Galaxy S3 and tried viewing MP4 videos on my phone as well. But when I try, I am getting a message like, "Error viewing the video". Doesn't Android Samsung Galaxy support MP4 files?