Best Video Formats and Video Players for Galaxy Tab S

You just got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet? Want to know What video formats can be playable on Galaxy Tab S as well as and play videos on Galaxy Tab S smoothly?  If necessary, please continue reading.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the latest Android tablet released by Samsung, and it features a light and thin body, AMOLED display and fingerprint sensors. The screen size as well as space of storage is even more encouraging for movie lovers. Now, can’t wait to upload or transfer all of your videos, movies and the latest TV shows or series to your Galaxy Tab S?

However, it can get pretty frustrating when some of the video/audio files just don’t seem to playback very well or not recognized by your Galaxy Tab S at all. Therefore, a thorough understanding of Galaxy Tab S supported file formats is necessary. Check this out. You’re guaranteed to know your tablet much more after this as well as the best video settings and format for your device. Please continue reading for more information.

Part 1: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 Supported Formats

Galaxy Tab S Video Formats Supported:

  • H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
  • Recording : FHD (1920 x 1080) @30fps
  • Playback : WQHD (2560 x 1440) @30fps

Galaxy Tab S Audio Formats Supported:

  • MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

Among the formats above, MP4 is highly recommended for its easy availability, high compatibility, great compression rate and especially amazing video quality.

Galaxy Tab S not supported format:

  • Video: DVD, ISO/IFO files, MKV, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI with most codec, M4V, MOV, FLV, VOB, MTS, M2TS, ASF, 3GP, NSV, RMVB, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, , etc.
  • Audio: M4A, AC3, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, M4B, M4R, MP2, MPA

Learn more about Samsung Galaxy Tab S Specifications:

Part 2: Best Video Setting for Your Samsung Galaxy S Series

As shown above in Part 1, you can mainly import and playback video files that are either in the form of an MP4, H.263 or H.264. However, the best video format for your Galaxy Tab S is still an MP4 paired with the H.264 video codec and AAC audio.

The best video setting for the Galaxy Tab S: resolution, frame rate, bit rate, channel, etc.

Video Settings

  • Encoder: H.264
  • Resolution: 1280*720 or 1920*1080
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Bit Rate: 4000 kbps or 6000 kbps

Audio Settings

  • Encoder: AAC
  • Channel: 2
  • Sample Rate: 48000Hz
  • Bit Rate: 128 kbps

If you have downloaded any video files that are not supported by Galaxy Tab S, try out the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.


You can always download the trial version and try it out on some of your existing video files. Remember to always duplicate a file to work on so that you’ll still have the original or master copy in case anything goes wrong.

Once installed, you can easily Add Files from browsing your local folders, a quick drag-and-drop or even load your DVDs. Isn’t that handy?

Tips: On top of that, you can also edit and share your videos onto YouTube or Facebook whenever you like! There’ll be no limitation of downloading videos from your favorite online streaming sites. What are you waiting for?

This app respectively offers an optimized pre-setting for Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S7, S6, S5, S4, or S3, etc. Just choose a compatible output format according to your Samsung Galaxy model. First, click the format icon in the “Output Format” pane to open the output format list, and then find Samsung device category where you can pick up your own Samsung Galaxy phone model. The format is completely supported by your photo.

Your best video settings for the Galaxy Tab S can be retrieved by clicking on the “Settings” button.

The last step is to click “Convert” button to start the video conversion.

This Galaxy Tab S Video converter will convert the video files with top quality and speed, AMD APP and NVIDIA CUDA acceleration technology is supported by this program, it can save much time for you.

If you do not remember the location of generated files, click “Open Folder” button to find it quickly.

The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 acts like an external hard drive. You just need to connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab S to your PC with a USB cable that comes with your Tab S, then transfer the converted videos from computer to your Galaxy Tab S directly.

Wish the reader have a nice day.

Editor’s Recommendation:

Sharon Li

A fan for video streaming. :-)

3 thoughts on “Best Video Formats and Video Players for Galaxy Tab S

  • April 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    This article and many other on your page are very interesting.
    You should show your content to wider audience.

  • April 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I honestly don’t know where to start. This software is remarkably addaptable. I am awed at all it can accomplish. To call it a ‘Video Converter’ is to place limitations on it’s performance. It does not just ‘convert’, it downloads, edits on large or micro scale, enhances quality, remixes; in short: ANY video you are working with can be improved in SOME way by this remarkable software. I have been a successful artist for decades, and I would never want to be without this versitile tool. Thank you for your time and attention.


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