Play MP4 Videos on Samsung Note 8

Diana Joan

Aug 31, 2017 05:05 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Although Samsung Note 7 had a bad user experience, the release of Samsung Note 8 smartphone still hit the market. The big thing about the '8' series of Samsung phones is the Infinity Display, which is Samsung's name for the edge-to-edge, bezel-less display that adorns the front of the handset. And the Galaxy Note 8 has the biggest version of this display yet seen, with a 6.3-inch QHD+ offering that just looks sublime. If you want to watch some MP4 movies on Samsung Note 8, the experience must be great.

You can download from online or watch movies online. You also can transfer your local MP4 files to Samsung Note 8 for viewing on the go. The problem is that you have to make sure your MP4 is supported by Samsung Note 8 cause not all MP4 files can be played on Samsung Note 8. You can learn what MP4 can play on Samsung Note 8 and how to do when your MP4 isn't supported by Samsung Note 8 below.

Samsung Note 8 Supported Audio, Video and Codec

Audio playback format


*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

Video Playback Formats


*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

Playback Codes

The following video codes are readable by the Samsung Note 8:

Codecs: MPEG4, H.264, VC-1, DivX/XviD, H.263, Sorenson H.263.

When your MP4 is encoded with H.264 or MPEG-4, you can directly transfer the MP4 files to Samsung Note 8 for playback as the part 1 instructed you. If your MP4 has Samsung Note 8 unsupported codec, you can follow the part 2 steps to convert unsupported MP4 to Samsung Note 8 supported one.

Part 1: Transfer MP4 Videos with your Computer to Samsung Note 8

  1. Connect the USB cable from the device to the computer.

  2. On the device, in the Allow access to device data prompt, tap ALLOW.

  3. On the computer, click the Start button, then click File Explorer.

    Note: If Tap to choose what happens with this device pops-up, click on it, then click Open device to view files and skip the next step.

  4. Click This PC, then double-click the device name under Devices and drivers.

  5. Double-click Phone to explore the content of your phone's internal memory.

    Note: If a memory card is inserted in the device, double-click Card to explore the content of the memory card.

  6. Drag and drop MP4 files into the appropriate folders and/or subfolders as preferred.

    Music files are typically stored in a folder titled Music.

    Photos and Videos captured with the handset camera are typically stored in a folder titled DCIM.

    Note: 3rd Party applications may store photos in different storage locations. Consult the application's support website or contact the developer for further assistance.

  7. Once the file transfer is complete, disconnect the USB cable.

    The MP4 files are now transferred.

Part 2: Transcode Unsupported MP4 to Samsung Note 8 Supported MP4

Software Needed:

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a user-friendly piece of software aimed at allowing users easily encode their videos in the MP4 file format, which makes them suitable for playback on Samsung Note 8. It can convert any codec MP4 including HEVC MP4 to Samsung Note 8 supported H.264 MP4. It also can create 3D MP4 for Samsung Note 8 playback with Samsung Gear VR (2017). 4K MP4 can be compressed to 1080p MP4 for Samsung Note 8. Users can convert Samsung Note 8 unsupported MP4 videos in batches by simply adding them to the conversion queue, choosing the desired encoding options, and clicking the “Convert” button. You can learn more about Ultimate toolkit review and download it from below.

Step 1. Load the MP4 files

This Galaxy Note 8 Video Converter is easy to use, with the user-friendly interface, you can master this software within 3 minutes. Launch the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or you can drag the MP4 video files to the video converter directly. Best of all, you can choose "Add from folder" to import multiple  videos for batch video conversion.

load source video files

Step 2. Choose friendly video for Galaxy Note 8

We have known the Galaxy Note 8 supported video formats, next task is to change the video to Galaxy Note 8 compatible video formats: Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose Galaxy Note 8 best compatible from the 250+ video list. For example: You can choose "Common VIdeo" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".

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1. By clicking Hit "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, you can configure audio and video settings when it comes to quality, size, rame rate, channels and sample frequency rate.

2. The tool allows you to apply various effects to videos, to make changes to their brightness and contrast, and to trim or crop them with only a few mouse clicks. Moreover, it offers you the possibility to add external subtitles to MP4 video.

Step 3. Start MP4 to Samsung Note 8 conversion

Choosing the best video settings for Galaxy Note 8, then go back to the main interface and hit the Convert button to start to convert MP4 to Samsung Note 8. when the conversion is over, you will have no limitation to locate the generated Samsung Note 8 supported MP4 video.

Now, you can transfer the MP4 video to Samsung Note 8 as the part 1 steps shown. Then you can view the MP4 video on Samsung Note 8 freely.

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