Failed to play XAVC-S videos on Android devices? This post will help you out of the issue. It displays a workaround to get Android devices playing XAVC-S .mp4 files with very good performance.
Couldn’t play Sony XAVC-S .mp4 files on Android phone
“Hello, guys, has anyone successfully played Sony XAVC-S .mp4 files on an Android phone? I have downloaded XAVC-S footage from my Sony A7S II. When I tried to play them on my Samsung S5, it keeps saying audio codec not supported. I’ve tried to use many different apps in Play Store like VLC Player, MX, etc. but none can play it smoothly. The only one can play it was MX but the video played like in slow motion mode. Can someone please help? Thanks in advance.”
Android devices just don’t have the proper decoders to play XAVC-S files. Fortunately, there are workarounds to go through this. A simple solution is to convert them to a format that is compatible with Android on the computer. Here’s how.
How to encode XAVC-S .mp4 to Android supported files?
HD Video Converter
More than converting XAVC-S files for Android, this video converter supports transcoding 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TS, MXF, MKV, H.264, H.265/HEVC, P2 MXF, AVI, MP4, WMV, M4V, etc. to any formats you request.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best XAVC-S converter for Android, and click ‘Add File’ to load your source files.
Step 2: Select output format for your Android device
For example, if you need to convert XAVC-S files for viewing on Samsung S6, do as below:
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Samsung Galaxy S6 (*.mp4)’ as output format under ‘Samsung’ catalogue. To create playable files for other Android devices, simply select a profile as output from ‘Android’ column.
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
As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated files for playing on your Android devices with optimum performance.
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