The best way to put MKV files in DTS audio to Galaxy S4 for HD playback


I tried playing a sample in my Galaxy S4 that I just got. I was surprised to see that there was no audio on it. The video is awesome. There is no audio on speaker or on headset or with a 5.1 head set. I am trying my best to get the audio on HD files. I checked other 1080p or 720p MKV Files, and tried to install the Dice Player to hope it does that. Whereas, a big pity, I played some 1080p .mkv with Dice Player (it says it can play .mkv files), but still no audio on Galaxy S4.

Searching further and widely; some guys’ words give me a hint. “You are aware that MKV is merely the container for the audio and video streams? It gives no actual guarantee as to what the audio stream has been coded as. You would need to check that and see if the S4 supports that audio format…”

When I got the detailed info of my MKV video that comes with audio issues, I found that they are encode in DTS audio. Yes, that is the definite cause of the problem. Samsung Galaxy S4 can’t support DTS audio at all, and even some third-party video player can’t handle well. So, the optional choice is that I need to transcode MKV in DTS audio to Galaxy S4. I feel like I might loose some audio or video quality but I may be wrong but that’s how I like it.

One of my friend recommend Brorsoft Video Converter (It also has a Mac version). The software is ease of use. I download the trail version and convert my 1080p, 720p .mkv movies to a Galaxy S4 highly compatible format H.264 MP4. So, I can play it freely on S4 even without a 3rd party video player app. In fact, besides MKV, this software can support converting kinds of video files WMV, AVI, MTS, VOB, TiVo, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M2TS, etc to any format you want. The most important is that the conversion quality was great! The quality of the conversion was beyond expectation- the files looks as good as from the original. Very clean, very quick, very impressive.

Anyone who has the similar issues can follow the tutorial below presenting the 1080P/720P DTS encoded MKV to MP4(.aac audio) conversion process.

How to Encode MKV with DTS audio to Samsung Galaxy S4?


1. Download the MKV to Galaxy S4 Converter, install.

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2. Start video converter to import MKV file. Set output video format as mp4. Here I recommend you “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)” which is a format specially designed for Galaxy S3 but also works for the S4.


Tip: There are also some optional tinkering you can take to make the videos look better on your Samsung S4 screen, such as changing the aspect ratio or specifying the video resolution by clicking the Settings icon.

3. Convert MKV with DTS audio to mp4 for Samsung Galaxy S4.

4. Drag the mp4 file to your Samsung Galaxy S4 and enjoy.

In this way, you can play DTS encode MKV on Galaxy S4 at ease.


1. What is DTS file format?

Multi-channel audio file encoding method, saves five tracks for surrounding sound. Sometimes referred as 5.1 channel.

2. Samsung Galaxy S4 supported file format?

Audio codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3

Video codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8

Samsung Galaxy S4 user tips- The way to Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC/Mac

Learn how to connect the Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC or Mac and enjoy using your smartphone to stream/transfer video, music or view pictures on the device. You can connect your Galaxy S4 to a PC/Mac within three steps. Just follow these steps.

We have to admit Galaxy S4 is the outstanding smartphone in the market from Samsung. So you decided to join the ranks of Android and the millions of happy Galaxy S4 owners. But it can be troublesome to setup your phone at the beginning. So I decided to search for you some little tricks you can use to better know and use your phone. I’ve rounded up some tips. And in this page, I will quickly walk you through how to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC/Mac and transfer data including videos, photos, audios between both devices.

Once connectivity is achieved, you can transfer files using the interface of your operating system. In Windows, you can find the device listed as removable disk under Computer, while Mac users can find the device listed on the Finder.


This is a graphical user interface that allows for transfer of music, photos, and videos between your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your PC. To download this App, for Windows or Mac, visit the Samsung website.

File Format Supported By Samsung Galaxy S4:

The Galaxy S4 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 (Format: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv(asf), avi, mkv, flv) format.

P.S. I successfully transferred some MKV files from my PC to Samsung Galaxy S4, but I can’t play these files on the phone. Someone gave me a hint that the Galaxy S4 can’t support MKV files encoded in DTS audio. I’ve changed MKV to MP4 video with Brorsoft Video Converter. And now there is no any video playback issue on my S4. If you have some Galaxy S4 unsupported movie files like Xvid AVI, VOB, MTS, MPEG to Samsung Galaxy S4, you can also get the video convert app to converted these files to S4 friendly format on your PC first and then transfer to it. For Mac users, it has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac.

Three Easy Steps to Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC/Mac

1. Windows users should download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S4. Mac users do not need to install any software.

2. Connect the device to an available USB port using the included USB cable.

3. A prompt will appear on the screen of the phone. Drag the notification area down, then make a selection based on what you wish to do with the device.

That’s it, if you follow the Galaxy S4 and PC connection instructions correctly, it should work like a charm for you.

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