For movie fan who owns a Huawei Phone, it’s very likely that you have downloaded some videos from the Internet or getting them from other people are in MKV format. When you try to play MKV files with Huawei Phone built in video player app, you get a message saying “Unable to play MKV video file. Unsupported video codec.” The following article will show you how to get MKV files played on Huawei Phone.
Play MKV on Huawei Phone by installing MKV player
Since the native video player app of Huawei Phone doesn’t work with MKV file, therefore, it would be much ideal for you to download a third-party MKV player that can perfectly handle this format file. Following are the MKV players that can be installed on Huawei Android phone.
#1 VLC for Android
By far the easiest way to play MKV files is in VLC Media Player. The video player window is well designed and capable of playing videos with full screen, with gesture-based controls for increasing and decreasing the volume and brightness settings. Even if you don’t plan on using it to play .mkv movies, it’s a worthwhile app to have it installed on your Huawei Phone.
#2 MX Player
MX Player is another app to play MKV video. It is the reigning favorite of a lot of Android users. Especially those who use set top boxes, XMBC, and other uncommon set ups. It has most of the best features available and it’s been a mainstay in the Android video player game for a very long time. It’s worth your time to check it out.
MoboPlayer is a long time favorite of those seeking to watch MKV videos on Android. It offers a stable experience, a wide range of supported codecs, and is trusted by a lot of people. The free version comes with most of the features or you can fork out $4.99 for the full version if you like it.
#4 BS Player
This is yet another one of android’s best media players. This media player has superb gesture support and user friendly interface that makes it stand out form the crowd. This option is recommended for playing MKV as it has support a variety of other video formats.
RockPlayer plays almost everything including MKV, 720p, 1080p FullHD or even 2K/4K UltraHD, let’s rock the edge performance of your processor! The audio and video are synchronised perfectly. RockPlayer brings different expereince with rich set of features and gestures.
Best MKV assistant for Huawei Phone
Sometimes, you may fail or don’t get a smooth playback experience when you try to play MKV files encoded with H.265/HEVC codec on any of above listed third-party MKV players on Huawei Phone. When in that condition, it would be much ideal for you to transcode H.265 MKV to a more compatible digital file format such as H.264 for better playback performance.
Therefore, here comes the powerful video converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the program has full loading support for all the 4K/2K/HD/SD MKV files encoded with various different compression codec such as H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1/WMV, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple MKV video into the program for conversion at one time. To get the best output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output video and audio profile settings.
For Mac users, please switch to download the Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to perform the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.
How to Convert MKV Files for Huawei Phone Playing?
Step 1: Load MKV files into the application.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can output Huawei Phone directly supported digital file formats or directly output Huawei Phone preset profile formats “Android Phones 1080p Video(*.mp4)” under “Android” main category.
Tips: Open “Profile Settings” window, here all the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc are adjustable to facilitate you to make a balance between the video quality and the file size.
Step 3: Start the conversion process.
Clicking the Convert button on main interface to pop out a Conversion window with conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.
After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted files. Then you can freely transfer and play the converted files on Huawei Phones without any limitation.