Stream Purchased and Downloaded Movies from Web on Android phone or iPhone

What’s the best video player for Smart Phone that supports purchased and downloaded movies from web playback?

I gave Mobo Player a spin, it plays the some of purchased and downloaded movies from web, but I can’t seem to change the video size/resolution.

I also tried mVideoPlayer, but I only get sound with a blank/black screen when trying to play the videos purchased and downloaded movies from web.

Is there anything else I can try?

One thing needs to be notified that purchased and downloaded movies from web enjoyment on Android phone or iPhone shall be based on the flawless video format compatibility with them. To be specified, you need to know whether your audio, video format is supported by your Android phone or iPhone gadget.

Supported Video Format for Android:

  • H.263: 3GPP (.3gp), MPEG-4 (.mp4)
  • H.264 AVC: 3GPP (.3gp), MPEG-4 (.mp4), MPEG-TS (.ts, AAC audio only, not seekable, Android 3.0+)
  • H.265 HEVC: Main Profile Level 3 for mobile devices and Main Profile Level 4.1 for Android TV, MPEG-4 (.mp4)
  • MPEG-4 SP: 3GPP (.3gp)
  • VP8: Streamable only in Android 4.0 and above, WebM (.webm), Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)
  • VP9: WebM (.webm), Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)

iPhone video specifications from Apple’s website:

  • H.264 video: up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • H.264 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

Method 1: Install Media Player for Android phone or iPhone

If your purchased and downloaded movies from web or other video files is in the format recognized by your Android phone or iPhone, you are advisable install a media player make it playable on Android phone or iPhone.

If you search online, you will find there are many free media players for Android phone or iPhone in the market and most of them are free. Popular Android phone or iPhone media players include Player Xtreme HD, Oplayer, Mobo Player, MX Video Player and Rock Player. With a media player installed on your Android phone or iPhone device, you can play purchased and downloaded movies from web or other Android phone or iPhone recognized video files without conversion on your Android device.

Note that though there are so many media players for Android phone or iPhone, many of them can’t play HD 720p or 1080p videos in high quality on your device. What’s more, some apps will slow download your device.

Method 2: Convert videos to Android phone or iPhone supported format

As you can see, the Android phone or iPhone will play videos saved in MP4, 3GP, MKV, etc. What if you want to watch purchased and downloaded movies from web or other video files like MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc on Android phone or iPhone? Here I humbly recommend you professional video conversion software to help you play any videos on your Android phone or iPhone with ease.

To achieve it, you can use Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version(read the review) to convert your purchased and downloaded movies from web in MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc to Android phone or iPhone friendly MP4 and then transfer the converted MP4 files to your Android phone or iPhone.

Just download it and follow the steps to put purchased and downloaded movies from web in MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc on Android phone or iPhone.

How to Convert the Purchased and Downloaded Movies for Android phone or iPhone

Step 1. Click “Add video” to load the purchased and downloaded movies to the program. If you have multiple files, this Video Converter supports batch conversion.



Step 2. Click “Format” option and choose MP4 under Common Video category. If you like, you can choose a output format in Android category, iPhone category.



Tip: If you want to personalize your purchased and downloaded movies, you can clip or edit them by click “edit” button on the top first line of the interface: clip videos to get the wanted segments, crop the black bars and adjust video effects.



Step 3. Click the “Converter” button to begin converting your purchased and downloaded movies for playback on Android phone or iPhone.

When the conversion finished, you can transfer the converted movies to Android phone via USB or to iPhone via iTunes.

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