Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How to Play MKV on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

The newly released Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is a striking device, It is an multimedia equipped smartphone which delivered with Quad HD super AMOLED display and Dual edge 5.5 for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Planning to buy Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and play downloaded MKV files on the big screen but have no ideas about whether MKV movies can be recognized by Galaxy S7/S7 Edge? Keep reading and find answers. See iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 | Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Sony Xperia Z6

Can MKV play on Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge?

First, let’s take a look at Samsung Galaxy S7 video and audio formats supported:
Video: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV,ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

From the above information we found Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge do support MKV files. However, MKV is only an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of audio, video, subtitle tracks or picture in one file. The MKV files with DTS audio is just the format that have bad compatibility with DTS audios.

How to Play MKV on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Method one: Install a MKV player on Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Here are three MKV players recommended to you.

1. MX Player - is a great way to enjoy your movies. 

MX Video Player is the first Android video player that performs multi-core decoding. Provides highly optimized Codecs and Rendering Engines for the processors including ARM NEON and NVIDIA Tegra 2. Easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across screen. Scroll on subtitle text and playback position will be adjusted to match previous or next subtitle timing. Keep your kids entertained without having to worry that they can make calls or touch other apps.

2. MoboPlayer - Watch any of your videos on a phone without conversion, anytime and anywhere.


All video formats (need to choose “software decoding” mode in most cases).
Popular subtitle formats such as SRT, ASS, and SAA.
Subtitles built in MKV, MPV and MOV.
Multi-audio streams and multi-subtitles.
Playlists and continuous play on same type files.
Videos streamed through HTTP, RTSP protocols.
Media libraries and sort videos by type.
Thumbnail displays of videos.

3. RockPlayer - now goes release 2! 

It plays almost everything faster, audio video are synchronized perfectly, its user experience is optimized for touch screen and lots of features are added, like gestures to control playing.


Don’t panic if Google Play Store said your country is not support or not compatible with your device, you may download apk from http://rockplayer.com to install. We support all devices running Android 2.3 or higher.

Major Features:

Play all formats fluently
Video: mkv, avi, rmvb, flv, wmv, mov, mp4, ts, mpg, divx, etc.
Music: mp3, wma, aac, etc.
Lossless Audio: ape, flac, wav, aiff, etc.
Subtitle: srt (automatically load if srt with same name of video file exists)
Exchange files between many devices over Wi-Fi
Share to any RockPlayer2 user, both Android or iOS, more in future.

See more Video Players for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Method two: Convert MKV to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge supported formats

If above MKV player doesn't solve you issue, check out the all in one video converter- iFastime Video Converter Ultimate. This video converter provided you with the specialized most compatible video format for you to convert MKV files to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge in fast speed with lossless quality. 

In addition, if you want to play YouTube, FLV/F4V, MKV, AVI, VOB, MTS/M2TS, MP4MOV, etc. video on Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, you can also convert these videos to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge supported video format using the same video format as MKV. What’s more, with iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, you are allowed to rip all collected Blu-ray/DVD/ISO/IFO to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge for playback. (Read review)

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Detailed Step for converting MKV to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Step 1. Add MKV files

Install Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Video Converter. Then launch it. Click “File > Add Video/Audio” button load load MKV files. Or you can also directly drag & drop your MKV videos to the program. Batch conversion is supported to ease your conversion and save time.

Step 2. Choose output format for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

As the program has optimized presetting for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. You just need to Click drop-down menu right besides "Format" bar and choose "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)"as the output video format. It is specially designed for Galaxy S3 but also works for the S7/S7 Edge perfectly.


1. Change the default destination by clicking "Browse" and selecting the right folder that will hold the converted videos.

2. If you want to personalize your MKV videos, you can trim videos to get the wanted segments, crop the black bars, adjust video effects and insert (*.srt and *.ass, *.ssa) subtitles.

3. To get customized MKV videos, you are able to click "Settings" button to adjust all the settings in the following window to customize the output file quality, including codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 3. Convert MKV to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge compatible format

If you have done all these settings, just click "Start conversion" button to start converting MKV videos to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge format. Once the converting progress is done, you can transfer the converted MKV videos to Galaxy S7S7 Edge for watching.

How to transfer converted MKV files to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Method one: Transfer converted MKV files to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge via USB

To switching video files from pc to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, you can copy and paste the video files from computer to the SD card, then, move to your galaxy phone. 

Method two: Transfer converted MKV files to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge via Samsung Kies 3

Samsung Kies 3 software on your PC to send a copy of the movie file to your smartphone.

1. Connect Samsung to the PC via USB cable
2. Launch Samsung Kies
3. Highlight the “VIDEO” option under ”LIBRARY” on the left menu tree
4. At left top of the Kies window select the command “FILE > Add File to (device name)> choose between INTERNAL or EXTERNAL memory” command on the menu bar of KIES
5. Navigate to the movie file on your PC in the explorer window that opens. Click the OPEN button to start the file transfer.

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