Supported Video Formats for Android - Non Official Document

Want to know what video formats are supported by Android phones so that you can play video on Android, develop compatible video applications, or develop a website that supports Android phones? Find your answers here for questions about Android video formats and others.

See Also: How to Put Videos on Android Phones

Android Supported Video Formats

The below table shows what files Android phones and tablets support, with both codec and filename extension information provided. However, an Android application can use media codecs either provided by any Android-powered device, or additional media codecs developed by third-party companies. Therefore, if you want to play videos on Android, find a multi-format video player or convert videos to Android compatible formats.

Table 1: Video Formats for Android

Note:

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. To convert Android videos, I humbly recommend Wondershare Video Converter - converts any video to any format, all regular devices.

2. For audio and image formats for Android, see below.

  • Audio formats: MP3, 3GP, MP4, M4A, AAC, TS, FLAC, OGG, MKA, WAV, MID, XMF, MXMF, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY
  • Image formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WEBP.

Make Video Playable on Any Android Phone

Below are the recommended encoding parameters for Android video from Android developer homepage. Any video with these parameters are playable on Android phones. The only tool you need a video converter or video compression software to change video encoding parameters.

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Table 2: Recommended Video Parameters for Android

Note: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a famous video converter for Android and all popular devices. It not only allows you convert any video with customizable options (all above parameters supported), but also help you watch DVD movies on your Android phones by converting DVD to Android compatible video formats. Give it a try.

Other Questions about android video formats

There are also other questions frequently asked by Android users. Here are some examples.

How can I change video format of an Android video?

Similar to convert video to play on Android phones, sometimes you may also need to edit video after transferring from Android phones to computer. Generally, most video editing program support android video formats like MP4, 3GP, MKV, etc. If the videos are not supported by your program, you can convert it with your favorite video converter, such as Video Converter.

Video format for Droid and other Android phones?

Droid is a popular Android phone model from Motorola. The video formats for Droid is similar to other Android phones. To be clear, they are H.264 (.mp4), MPEG-4 (.mp4), and H.263 video with AMR audio (.3gp), WMV9 (.wmv).

What's the best Android video player for multiple formats

There are many video players that support almost any video formats, including MP4, 3GP, WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, M4V, etc. My personal favorite Android video player is MoboPlayer, totally free and all-in-one. See more video players for Android >>

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