How to play MKV, MTS, SWF, MOV, AVI, MXF video files on Microsoft Lumia 950?

What are Lumia 950 supported file formats? If you are having video files that are unplayable on Lumia 950 you may wish to read this post. It lists out Lumia 950 supported file formats and displays a way of playing MKV, MTS, SWF, MOV, AVI, MXF video on Lumia 950.
Lumia 950 supported file formats
Issues playing AVI file and MKV file with Lumia 950
“Hi all, I just bought a Lumia 950 a few days ago from a Microsoft store. I copied an .avi and an .mkv movie onto it for watching. But none of them can be found by the media player on my phone. Do I need to install some codecs or is there any workaround to let Lumia 950 read my movies? Please suggest a solution. Thanks.”

What are Lumia 950 supported file formats?
Lumia 950 supported video formats: H.264/AVC, VC-1, H.263, MPEG-4, H.265/HEVC, Windows video
Lumia 95 supported audio formats: AAC LC, GSM FR, AMR-NB

If for whatever reason Lumia 950 refuses playing your video, you can consider transcoding it to a format that is compatible with Lumia 950 first. Here’s how.

How to transcode MKV, MTS, SWF, MOV, AVI, MXF files for viewing on Lumia 950?

Software requirement
HD Video Converter
video files unplayable on Lumia 950Video Converter for Lumia 950

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best Video Converter for Lumia 950. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to load your video files. You can load multiple files at a time. To join the imported video files into one, simply tick off the checkbox before ‘Merge into one file’.
play MKV, MTS, SWF, MOV, AVI, MXF video on Lumia 950

Step 2: Select H.264 MP4 as output format
Form ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as output format.
play MKV, MTS, SWF, MOV, AVI, MXF video on Lumia 950
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: Custom video and audio settings
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: Start converting video for Lumia 950
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported H.264 MP4 files for playback on the Lumia 950.

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