With high definition video quality, MKV has become one of the most popular video formats online. Movie fans are strongly willing to download movies in this format as their private collection. So if you happen to have some MKV videos and want to play them on your Samsung Galaxy S2 on the move, you need to make sure one thing: your MKV files are compatible with Samsung Galaxy S2, if not, read on:


Part 1: What is MKV


Part 1: Will the Samsung Galaxy S2 Play/Support MKV Video Files?


Part 2: How to Play unaccepted MKV files on Samsung Galaxy S2


Part 1: What is MKV


MKV (Matroska Video) is a file format for online video distribution. It is an open and free container format which can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only. The most common use of .MKV files is to store HD video files.



Part 2: Will the Samsung Galaxy S2 Play/Support MKV Video Files?

The Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with support for many multimedia file formats and codecs. For audio it supports FLAC, WAV, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, AC3, XMF. For video formats and codecs it supports MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, DivX HD/XviD, VC-1, 3GP (MPEG-4), WMV (ASF) as well as AVI (DivX)), MKV, FLV and the Sorenson codec. Does that mean the Samsung Galaxy S2 natively play MKV files? Yes, the native player does play MKV files, but note that MKV is a general used container format, and as a result of that MKV files can contain many tracks with different audio and video compression formats, only a small subset of these codecs can be recognized by Samsung Galaxy S.


Its most revolutionary features are supporting almost all the Video/Audio codecs, chapters/menu structure like DVD and Blu-ray have, as well as supporting unlimited Video/Audio/Subtitle tracks contained in one single file. Therefore, it is time to find component MKV Player software to playback MKV videos with diverse A/V codecs. Meanwhile, you can also enjoy a HD video viewing experience with MKV Multi-track feature.

Part 3: How to Play unaccepted MKV files on Samsung Galaxy S2

If your MKV files are unplayable on your Samsung Galaxy S2, it is time to find use iFunia Video Converter for Mac to transfer MKV files to Samsung Galaxy S workable file formats, like MPEG-4(*.MP4) and playback MKV videos with diverse A/V codecs. Meanwhile, you can also enjoy a HD video viewing experience with MKV Multi-track feature. As the professional MKV to Samsung Converter, iFunia MKV Converter can easily convert MKV, HD MKV to Samsung compatible format. You don't need to know about video formats or settings – just run the program, import MKV videos, select a ready-made preset, and hit the conversion button.


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Step 1. Put MKV files to Samsung Galaxy S2 video converter

Click the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner or simply drag and drop to import the MKV video files into the Samsung Galaxy S2 video converter software. You can simply double click on the file name to preview the imported video and capture a screenshot during the preview. You can add multiple files to batch convert the videos.

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Step 2. Choose Samsung Galaxy S2 MP4 video format.

After you have import the HD MKV file, you need to choose the Samsung Galaxy S2 supported output format. Here we choose "MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4)". which has been tested and proved to be a best format for Samsung Galaxy S2 video playback. The video/audio settings will be adjusted automatically. You can also set your own parameters as you need.

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Step 3. Start MKV to Samsung Galaxy S2 conversion

Click the conversion button to start MKV to Samsung Galaxy S2 video conversion. The MKV to Samsung Galaxy S2 converter progress bar will show you the conversion processing. After MKV to Samsung Galaxy S2 conversion completed, you can transfer the converted video file to your Samsung Galaxy S2 and enjoy.