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Supported Video Formats by HTC Android Phones (HTC One Included)

The 1st part of the article tells you about video formats that are supported by HTC phones including HTC One, HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC HD2, HTC EVO, HTC Incredible, HTC Inspire, HTC Sensation, HTC Rezound, HTC One, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Aria, HTC Salsa, and more and more.

If your files like AVI, MKV, M4V, FLV, aren't included in the format list. You can use a video converter or multi-format video player on HTC cell phones. However, the video quality varies from format to format even playing with the same video player. In this case, a video converter will be your best choice to convert videos to be comptible with HTC phones. You can convert video to MP4 with high output quality.

Part 1: What formats are supported by HTC phones (HTC One included)

Table 1: Video formats supported by HTC Android phones

HTC Model
Supported Codes (Extension)
HTC Desire
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Desire HD/II/S
MPEG4, Xvid, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Wildfire
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
HTC EVO Shift 4G
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
HTC EVO Design 4G
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
HTC Incredible
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Incredible S
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
HTC Droid Incredible
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Inspire 4G
MPEG4, Xvid, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Sensation
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Thunderbolt
MPEG4, Xvid, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Rezound
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV (Windows Media Video 9), AVI
HTC Hero
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
HTC Hero 2
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Hero S
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
HTC Aria
MPEG4, H.264
HTC Legend
MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
HTC Salsa
MPEG4, Xvid, 3GP, 3G2


1. Some Android phones may provide support for additional formats or file types not listed in the table. Similarly, some video formats may only be supported by later Android versions.
2. Different versions of Android systems may support different video format even for the same model of HTC Android phones. See below for safe video format for HTC.
3. Other HTC Android phones support similar video formats, including but not limited to
4. HTC supported video format information comes from Phonearena.com.

If you have a video file that's not within the list of supported file format, just try a video converter to effectively solve your problem. With the video converter, you can convert your video files at an amazing speed, also you can easily choose your mobile device from the preset output format.

Besides that, you don't need to download or install any other applications if you wish to edit or share your videos online as the video converter is packed with a lot of features.

Table 2: Recommended encoding parameters for HTC phones (HTC One included)

HTV Video Encoding SD (High quality) SD (Low quality) HD (Only partial devices)
Video codes
Video resolution
480 x 360 px
176 x 144 px
1280 x 720 px
Video frame rate
30 fps
12 fps
30 fps
Video birate
500 kbps
56 kbps
2 Mbps
Audio codes
Audio Channel
2 (stereo)
1 (mono)
2 (stereo)
Audio birate
128 kbps
24 kbps
192 kbps

Part 2: Best HTC video converter

wondershare video converter
  • • Convert any file to the format supported by HTC, like MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2
  • • Convert to different presets for HTC devices, like Flyer, Sensation, Vivid, etc.
  • • Easy set your media parameters like encoders, resolution, frame or birate rate, channel, etc.
  • • Add metadata to iTunes movies, TV shows, and home videos for better playback on different devices.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

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How to use the best HTC video converter (HTC One included)

1.Import your files into this video to HTC phones converter

"Add Files" to import them into it. With its batch conversion function, you can import many files at the same time. And then start your conversion. If you want to combine all the imported video clips into one, just check the "Merge all videos into one file" box at the bottom of the interface.

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2.Set video parameters

To get the best experience of video playback on HTC phones, you can set your video encoding parameters according to the table 2 above. Just click the button, "Settings" on the lower right of the software interface. There are different options for your video quality, encoders, resolution, frame or birate rate, etc.

HTC parameter

3. Set video output format

Click the arrow button under "Output Format", and then click "Video" under the "Format" icon. Finally you can just choose your desired format supported by HTC, like MP4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, etc.

Moreover, the application has many optimized preset for different devices. You can simply click "HTC" under the Device icon.

Available HTC Presets: Flyer, Sensation, Vivid, HTC One, Droid Incredible, Desire, Wildfire, Diamond, EVO 4G, HTC HD2, HTC Aria, HTC Surround, HTC HD7, HTC ONE

htc video format

4. Convert video for HTC phones (HTC One included)

You can click the convert button at the bottom of the interface and then start to convert video to HTC phones. This video to HTC phones converter works at an ultrafast speed. You can finish the conversion process in just a few minutes. You can click the "Open Folder" button to get your converted video.

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Part 3: More Questions about HTC phones

How do you transfer video to an HTC Android phone?

It's superb easy to transfer videos between HTC (HTC One included) and your computer. Plug your HTC phone into your computer and tell it to "Mount as disk drive" (may vary slightly from phone to phone). Now you will see at least one new added removable drive on your computer. Just copy and paste files as normal among your HTC phone and computer.

How can I change HTC video format on computer?

Similar to convert video to HTC compatible format, sometimes you may also need to edit video after moved from HTC phones to your computer. Generally, most video editing program support HTC video formats like MP4, 3GP, WMV, etc. If the videos are not supported by your program, you need convert it with your favorite video converter.

What's the best video player for HTC (HTC One included) on the market?

There are many free and paid video players that support almost any video formats, including MP4, 3GP, WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, M4V, etc. My personal favorite HTC video player is MoboPlayer, which supports any regular video formats. See more video players for Android >>

What are supported video formats of HTC Touch/Trophy/Mozart?

They are the Smartphone series that run Windows Mobile Professional system, not Android. However, the supported video formats of these HTC smartphones are similar, including MPEG4, WMV and AVI (for some models).

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Of course. You just convert the exported video files to mp4 or other popular formats using our product.
Thank you for responding Christine. Yes, I can export to my PC. But, I can only view the videos through the HTC One sync manager. I cannot view the video in any other Window application. So, if I want to make a DVD copy for someone else, there is no-way they can view the video, unless they have a HTC also. So, can the videos from my HTC One be converted into a more friendly type of applicaiton for others to view?
Can you try to export your recording videos from your HTC One to your PC? If not, you need to find a tool like Wondershare MobileGo for Android to transfer your files to the computer.
I was formerly a Apple customer and recently purchased the new HTC One. I have always enjoyed the convience of video recording my daughters sporting events. Unfortunately, with the HTC One, I am unable to view the recording once I've synced with my Windows computer. Why can I not view recorded video's taken on my HTC One on either my Windows computer or simply my DVD player at home?
which support for my htc explorer??? and resolution..???
Don't worry, Sasa. You can still use the video converter mentioned in this article to convert all your HD video to standard video formats that your HTC desire X supports. You can even select the optimized preset directly to achieve the best playback experience.
my htc desire x device is not supporting the hd video,,,what is the reason behind this fault


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