How to Connect Galaxy S6 to PC for transferring video files

Samsung Galaxy S6 is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with a quad-core processor; and a magnificent 5.1-inch 1080p Full HD super AMOLED display. When you got a Galaxy S6, you probably would like to transfer some video, music or other media files to from your PC. For those that want to know how to connect Galaxy S6 to a PC computer, this guide will help you do that. It’s not hard to connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to a computer with the correct software. Read below to learn the easy way to connect Galaxy S6 to a PC for transferring videos, music, pictures…

Well, to be able connect the Galaxy S6 to a PC, you can use a software that will allow for the transfer of music, photos, and videos between your Samsung Galaxy S6 and PC. To download this App, for Windows or Mac, visit the Samsung website.

Connect Galaxy S6 to PC using USB Driver
1. Download the Galaxy S6 USB driver. Mac users do not need to install any software.
2. Double-click/run the setup file on your Windows PC and begin the drivers installation.
3. (Optional) Once finished, reboot your PC.
4. Connect your Galaxy S6 to PC, it should be recognized well in all modes – MTP, ADB and Download mode.

Note: The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge don’t work with Samsung Kies anymore, there’s actually a new software that essentially does the same thing. It’s called Samsung Smart Switch. Smart Switch for PC is available for both Windows and Mac. It can be used to transfer data from an old device but requires the devices to be hooked up via a USB cable. It has a new backup and restoration feature which will let you backup all of your data to the computer at once, all of which can be restored on the device with just one click.

OK. You should now know everything you need to know about connecting your Samsung Galaxy S6 to your PC. Afterwards, it would be easy for you to transfer video files to Galaxy S6 from PC. The only issue is the supported format limit of Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Video/Audio Format: The Galaxy S6 supports audio files in WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, XMF, EVRC, QCELP, WMA, FLAC, OGG formats and video files in Divx, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VC–1. If you want to put TiVo/MTS/MOV/VOB/AVI(XviD)/MKV(DTS) to Galaxy S6, you need to convert these files to Galaxy S6 compatible format first with a third-party software.

Being a professional video converter program, Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended to help you finish the Galaxy S6 video conversion task. This Galaxy S6 video converter offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MTS, FLV, TiVo, VOB… to Galaxy S6 friendly videos without quality loss. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Apart from normal features, in addition you can preview the videos in a built-in media player (e.g. adjust the volume, navigate back and forth), take snapshots and load files from a device. For Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac.

Main Interface(Windows):

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Free way to encode MKV/AVI/VOB/MPG for Galaxy S6 playback

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s 5.1-inch beautiful 3840×2160 screen is great for watching movies. It is capable of storing and playing videos perfectly encoded in the MP4 container format. While, if you have MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG 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/VOB/MPG to Galaxy S6 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 S6 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 S6.

To convert and put more movie files to Galaxy S6, we recommend you to download Brorsoft 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), VOB, MPG, TiVo to MP4 videos for Galaxy S6 with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides Galaxy S6, 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 Video Converter for Mac, which can convert videos to Galaxy S6 on Mac OS X(including Yosemite, Mavericks).

How to convert MKV/AVI/VOB/MPG to Samsung Galaxy S6 supported format

Step 1: Add Video Files

Install and run the Galaxy S6 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 “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)” as the output format, which is a format specially designed for Galaxy S3 but also works for the S6 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 S6

In the end, go back to the main interface and click the “Convert” button to start converting AVI, VOB, MPG, MKV for playing on Galaxy S6. Once the process completes, just click “Open” to find the Galaxy S6 playable MP4 videos and transfer them to your Galaxy S6 with ease.

If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Galaxy S6, 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, Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

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