Mobile phones can be pretty temperamental when it comes to the compatibility of various video formats. Depending on the phone as well as the video player app that is being used the list of compatible formats and codecs can vary rather wildly.

In light of that as a rule of thumb it is always best to first check what formats are compatible with the specific mobile phone and app that you’re using. Assuming you have difficulty figuring that out, you could rely on one of the more widely-supported formats such as MP4 or AVI. While you can be reasonably sure that videos in that format will be compatible – there’s really no guarantee.

One way to ensure that videos are compatible on mobile phones while also getting around the need to find out what formats will be compatible is to use Movavi Video Converter. It is a simple and elegant software that makes converting videos easy, regardless of whether it is from MOV to WMV, AVI to MP4, FLV to MKV, or any other combinations.

Converting the Video

Part of the advantage of using Movavi Video Converter is in the simple formula it uses to convert videos. On your part all that entails is:

  1. Add the video that you want to convert by clicking ‘Add Video’ and selecting it.
  2. Open up the ‘Convert to’ list and select the format that you want.
  3. Click ‘Convert’ to start the conversion.

The other big benefit that you’ll be able to take advantage of consists of the presets that are built in to Movavi Video Converter. Each of these presets will help you to automatically use the best video format and settings for a particular device – including mobile phones.

In short all you really need to do to ensure that your videos are compatible on a particular mobile phone is pick the corresponding preset and let the software take care of the rest.

While converting videos for mobile phones may be your focus, it would be a shame not to take the other features of Movavi Video Converter out for a spin. Its ability to convert audio and image files, improve the quality of your videos, and cut and combine video segments will definitely come in handy.

If you like you could even use it to create other forms of media from your videos – by extracting the audio track, creating animated GIFs, or grabbing screenshots from video frames. At times you may even find that having the capability to do these things will give you even more options – for example, you could extract the audio from one of your videos and use it as your mobile phone ringtone.