How to play XAVC S files on Huawei Mate 9?

Came upon issues playing XAVC S files on Huawei Mate 9? If so, you may wish to read this post. It walks you through how to convert XAVC-S mp4 files for viewing on Mate 9 with optimum performance.
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How can you play Sony XAVC S files on Mate 9?
“I’m trying to transfer XAVC S files downloaded from my Sony a6000 onto Mate 9 for playing. Unfortunately, Mate 9 won’t play my MP4 files encoded with XAVC-S codec. I can’t find a good answer after some web searching and thread searching. What’s your way to play XAVC S media on Huawei Mate 9? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.”

Huawei Mate 9 will play files in its supported formats. What are Mate 9 supported file types? See the list below:
Audio decoding formats
Audio file formats

Video decoding formats
4K video, H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, RV7-10, Xvid, VP8, WMV9
Video file formats
3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, and ASF

If your file format does not appear in the above mentioned list, the stock player in Mate 9 will not play them. In that case, you can try some other media player like VLC, MX Player and BS Player. If this still doesn’t work, we are afraid you will need to start converting your videos to a format that is compatible with Mate 9 first. Check a quick guide on how to convert XAVC-S MP4 to Mate 9 compatible format.

How to transcode XAVC S files for playing on Mate 9?

Software requirement
HD Video Converter
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Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as the best Mate 9 Video Converter. Click ‘Add File’ button to load source files that you want to convert. You can add multiple files into it at a time to do batch conversion.
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Step 2: Select output format for Mate 9
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Huawei Mate7 (*.mp4)’ as output format under ‘Android’ catalogue. This profile is also suitable for playing back on Huawei Mate 9.
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1. To be able to find the output profile easily and quickly, you are recommended using ‘Search Profile’ function.
2. 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: 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 AAC MP4 files for playing on Huawei Mate 9 with optimal performance.

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