The way to transfer videos/music/photos to Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8


The Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the very first smartphones to come running Windows Phone 8. For this new generation of Lumia, Nokia has kept the original Lumia style and manufacturing technology. If you got the new Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 920, you may want to transfer your media like songs, photos, videos from your computer or old phone to new Windows phone.

As you know, copy data like music etc to your windows phone using USB cable may be fastest way. This is true, if you don’t want to install any software on your computer. Then, how to transfer music/photos/videos to Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8? There are two options for you:

Method 1: Copy music/photos/videos to Nokia Lumia 920 manually

Connect your Nokia Lumia 920 to PC using USB cable. Your phone will show up Windows Phone under My Computer. as and copy music, videos, photos, documents etc to respective folders like Computer\Windows Phone\Phone\Music, Computer\Windows Phone\Phone\Pictures\Saved Pictures, Computer\Windows Phone\Phone\Videos etc. If your media is on Android phone, you need to copy data from android phone to computer first.

Method 2: Transfer music/photos/videos to Nokia Lumia 920 using Windows Phone app

Windows Phone app for desktop allows you to sync media from Windows Media libraries or iTunes. If you are on Mac, use Windows Phone app for Mac.

1. Download Windows Phone app for desktop & Install to your computer. Open this program.

If you have older version of this program, Uninstall it first before installing it again. Look for Windows Phone under uninstall programs.

2. Connect your Windows Phone Lumia 920 or Lumia 820, etc to your computer.

3. You can select iTunes or Windows Libraries to sync music, videos, photos. Select depending on where you have your media.


4. Select songs, artists, albums or genres, videos, photos to sync to Lumia 920 Windows Phone.


5. Click on the sync button to start sync. Your music, photos, videos will be synced to Window Phone.

Above these are TWO simple ways for you to copy or transfer video/audio/photo files to Nokia Lumia 920. Hope it can be useful to you.

P.S. Before adding video files to Nokia Lumia 920 for smooth playback, the priority you need to concern is the Lumia 920 video format. From its specs, we know its video format is limited to H.264, H.263, MPEG-4. If you want to transfer other videos to it, you need to change the format first.

Here you can go to download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate, the best Nokia Lumia 920 Video Converter Ultimate on your PC. This video converter is the one I’m using now that helps me convert any HD video like AVI, MKV, MTS, M2TS, MOV, TiVo, FLV, WMV, etc, as well as Blu-ray, DVD movies to Nokia Lumia at ultra fast speed with high output quality. Plus, this video converter allows you to edit your video files like cropping, trimming, adding 3D effect, adding image/video/text watermark, etc as you need. If you are Mac users, the iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative choice.

Nokia Lumia 520 MKV format video not playing- Solution


I got the Nokia Lumia 520 and absolutely love it. Because of the limited memory available on this phone, certain applications and features will not be able to run; while, it’s still a nice and awesome phone for me. The only issue is that my Nokia Lumia 520 MKV format video not playing.

After read the detail specs of Lumia 520, I got know the Nokia Lumia 520 supported files types:

Audio Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

So, it’s obvious that Nokia Lumia 520 can’t support MKV video files. Then, is there any way to play MKV on Lumia 520 this Windows 8 phone? I searched the solution, and found Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the easy workaround here. Just got this video convert app, I can fast convert 1080p, 720p MKV videos to a MP4, MOV video that fully supported by Lumia 520 and then transfer to the phone for smooth playback. Apart from MKV, this video converter can also support a pile of video formats including MTS, FLV, MPG, TiVo, VOB, DivX… What’s more, it’s combined with Editing feature that means users can freely edit videos like cropping, trimming, adding watermark and so on.

Download the Nokia Lumia 520 Video Converter:

Now, let’s start the MKV to Nokia Lumia 520 conversion:


1. Load MKV movies

First of all, you need to import the MKV files to the MKV to Lumia 520 converter beforehand. Simply click “Add File” icon to add the videos you want to convert

2. Select proper output video format

Click the Format bar and follow Nokia > Nokia Lumia 900 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), which is also the optimal format for Lumia 520.


Tip- Quality settings: You can further customize selected output format by adjusting its presets. H.264 video codec, 800*480 video size, and 1000kps video bitrate are recommended. After settings, you can click Save as icon to rename the profile as Nokia Lumia 520 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4) for later use.


3. Edit video (optional)

Click option under “Edit” icon to start video editing. The supporting editing functions include the cropping frame size, trimming the length, adding watermark, and so on.

4. Start converting MKV to Lumia 520

When you are content with all the settings above, you can then hit the Convert button to start encoding 1080P/720P MKV for Lumia 520. Wait a second, the conversion will be nicely finished, and then you can easily add and play MKV files on Nokia Lumia 520 anywhere. Enjoy.