Can I play H.265/HEVC files on Galaxy S7 edge?


Failed to find out a media player to play H.265/HEVC files on Galaxy S7 edge? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays a workaround to transcode H.265/HEVC video for viewing on Galaxy S7 edge smoothly.
play H.265/HEVC files on Galaxy S7 edge
How can I play H.265/HEVC files on Galaxy S7 edge?
“Hi all, does anyone successfully play back HEVC media with a Galaxy S7 edge? If so, which media player are you using? I’ve tried several players, but they don’t play the video at all or don’t play the audio or have too many frame drops. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.”

H.265 (aka HEVC) is not a format that officially supported by Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. To be able to watch H.265/HEVC files on Galaxy S7 edge, you will need to convert them to a format that is compatible with Galaxy S7 edge first.

What file formats does Samsung Galaxy S7 edge support?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge supported file formats
Video format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video resolution
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
Audio format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

How to convert H.265/HEVC video for viewing on Galaxy S7 edge?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
play H.265/HEVC files on Galaxy S7 edge

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best HEVC converter for Galaxy S7 edge, and click ‘Add File’ to load your source files.
transcode H.265/HEVC video for viewing on Galaxy S7 edge

Step 2: Select output format for Galaxy S7 edge
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (*.mp4)’ as output format under ‘Samsung’ catalogue. This profile is suitable for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
transcode H.265/HEVC video for viewing on Galaxy S7 edge
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion for Galaxy S7 edge
As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click  ‘Open Folder’ to get generated H.264 MP4 files for playing on Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with optimum performance.

Related posts
No audio issues playing MKV file on Galaxy S7 edge
Galaxy S7 edge contacts lost-recover contacts from S7 edge
How can I play DivX/Xvid AVI video files on Galaxy Tab Pro?
How to recover deleted photos for Samsung Galaxy S7 edge?