Galaxy S5 AVI playback- How to play Xvid/DivX AVI files on Galaxy S5


The new 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 is a really cool stuff to enjoy the videos with 1080 x 1920 pixel display. Taking a glance on the supported media types of the Samsung smart phone, it’s easy to find that the Galaxy S5 supported video format is relatively wider than other Samsung devices. However, you may still meet some AVI playback problems on Galaxy S5: some avi files playback without sound, some avi files even can’t be recognized. No worry, this article is written just to resolve the AVI on Samsung Galaxy S5 issues.

Why AVI video files won’t play on Galaxy S5?

The reason that you can’t view AVI video files on Galaxy S5 is simple. AVI is a container format which can include different codecs. Some of the codecs like Xvid, DivX may not compatible with Galaxy S V, so you’ll have hard time when playing AVI movies on Samsung Galaxy S5 smart phone, even with some popular Android video players like MX player, Mobo, etc.

What If we want to play AVI files on Galaxy S5?

To get the work done, you may have to convert AVI to Galaxy S5 most compatible video formats (e.g. H.264 MP4) first and then transfer the result videos to your tablet. For rewrapping AVI files for Galaxy S5, you can get Brorsoft Video Converter (or the Mac version)- a top Galaxy S5 video converter which is easy to use and produces excellent results. Just download it and follow the steps below to transfer AVI files to Galaxy S5, for playing smoothly.

Tutorial: How to Convert AVI files to MP4 videos for Galaxy S5

Note: The quick start guide below uses Video Converter Windows screenshots. The way to convert AVI videos to Samsung Galaxy S5 on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1. Install and launch the best AVI to Galaxy S5 Converter, and then click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” or just drag and drop to import your source AVI materials.


Step 2. Click the format bar to select “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Galaxy S5 perfectly.


Step 3. Most folks are looking forward to the best format setting for Galaxy S5. The supported resolution of the Galaxy S5 goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on the Android based phone, 720p video size with 1500~2000kbps bitrate is just all right. You can customize the parameters via clicking the Settings icon on the main interface.

Step 4. Press the “Convert” button, begin to convert avi videos to Galaxy S5.

Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted MP4 videos to your Samsung Galaxy S5. In this way, you can effortlessly watch all AVI video files on Galaxy S5 with the best quality without any limit.

Additional Tips:

1. If you have other media files like DVD, Blu-ray library, MKV, MTS, MPG, VOB, TiVo, etc HD videos for transferring to Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 , you can try the package tool Brorsoft’s Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate or the iMedia Video Converter for Mac users.

2. Samsung Galaxy S5 supported file types:


UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization

Video Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC