With a 5.1″ 1080p screen, 16 MP camera and 2 GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy S5 might not be the utmost specs beast that the Android world has to offer, but it comes with plenty of new features, both in comparison with its predecessor, the S4, and when measured up to the other flagships. The heart beat sensor, for instance, is unique for the Galaxy S5, while something like the Finger Scanner can also be observed on the iPhone 5s, but in a rather different implementation.

Galaxy S5 is becoming more and more popular, it is one of the best smartphones on the market, many users choose Galaxy S5 to replace their old smartphones. As more and more people got Galaxy S5, there are more questions asked on the forum. Such as “What format can Galaxy S5 play? Can I play MKV on Galaxy S5?” Galaxy S5 is a striking device, it’s amazing to play games and watch movies on Galaxy S5 when you travel. May be you are wondering how to play MKV on Galaxy S5 freely, in this article we will help you to solve MKV to Galaxy S5 playback problems.

Before you transfer movies from computer to Galaxy S5, you’d better know the Galaxy S5 playback feature. From Galaxy S5 official website you will know that Galaxy S5 can’t play all video formats directly, Galaxy S5 supported formats are limited, it only supports H.264/MPEG4 and other limited codecs/formats, such as MP4. MKV is not well supported by Galaxy S5, because MKV is a container format, it has many different codecs. As we know, we can’t put MKV on Galaxy S5 for playback directly, in order to play MKV movies on Galaxy S5, you need to convert MKV to Galaxy S5 supported video formats, like H.264 MP4 format. This format is well supported by Galaxy S5. You can follow the steps below to convert MKV to Galaxy S5 for watching smoothly.

Convert MKV to Samsung Galaxy S5 best format for playback

1. Download, install and launch the UFUWare HD Video Converter as best MKV to Galaxy S5 Converter. And then click “Add Video” to import your source materials in .mkv format.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Video Converter

Besides MKV, you can also load FLV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.

2. Click “Profile” bar, you can get the optimized videos for Galaxy S5: “HD > HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)”.

Convert videos to Samsung Galaxy S5 supported video format

P.S. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

The supported resolution of Galaxy S5 goes up to 1080p, you can adjust video size to 1920*1080. I found bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

3. In the end, go back to the main interface and click the “Convert” button to start converting MKV to Galaxy S5 MP4 videos. Click “Open Folder” to find the result MP4 videos after the conversion and transfer them to your device for effortless playback with ease.

When the Galaxy S5 MKV file conversion finished, you can transfer converted videos to Galaxy S5 for watching freely. Just try it now!