Borrowing the same design language introduced by the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s design is a familiar one due to the dimpled pattern of its plastic body. Elegant and mesmerizing, the 8.4-inch 1600 x 2560 Super AMOLED display shines ever so beautifully to capture our attention both near and far. It continues to produce stunning clarity and detail with its 359 ppi pixel density count. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that it’s one of the best displays on a tablet to date!It’s great to have a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 for playing videos and movies on the go, right? However, Galaxy Tab S supported video formats are limited to H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8. Don’t worry, things are not all that bad. Watching WMV videos on Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is easy since you install WMV player as below.
1. Video Player (AVI, FLV, WMV, etc.)
Video Player is a free application for Android that can play any popular video formats like WMV, DivX, XviD, FLV, TS, RMVB, MKV, MOV, M4V, AVI, MP4, 3GP and more, except that this free app is ads supported and there may contain ads on your notification bar.
2. MX Player
MX Player is the first Android video player that supports multi-core decoding.You can also scroll the subtitle to move back and forth. The supported subtitle format include DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS Subtitle tracks, SubRip(.srt), MicroDVD(.sub/.txt) and many more.
Free BSPlayer FREE is hardware accelerated video player for Android smartphones and tablets. It supports virtually any media files like WMV, AVI, 3GP, AC3, MOV, MKV, MPEG, MTS, MP4, RMVB, FLV, etc. as well as streaming content like RTMP, RTSP, MMS, HTTP Live Stream and more. BSPlayer Free supports various playback modes and can automatically detect subtitles.
However, most free apps for playing WMV on Android devices are ads supported and may constantly pop up annoying ads. Some of them can’t play HD videos or can’t rotate the videos automatically. In this case, another feasible method to solve Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WMV playback issue is converting WMV files to Galaxy Tab S friendly video formats first . Here I’d like to show you the guide on how to put and play WMV video on Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
The Easiest Way to Watch WMV on Galaxy Tab S 8.4
- WMV videos stored
- Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1
- Download and install Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate
Converting WMV files for playback with Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Step 1. Launch the WMV to Galaxy Converter and You can click “Add video” button button to browse and import your source materials in .wmv format. You can also simply drag and drop media files to the source pane to add. The software supports batch converison so that you can add several files to convert at one time.
Step 2. According to my multiple tests, MP4 format is of the best compatibility with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Click on the drop-down menu of Format > Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4). It’s the particular format preset for Galaxy Tab S 8.4. And then you can select a destination folder to save the converted files.
Tip: Once you’ve mastered these basics, you may consider exploring more powerful and complex methods of manipulating video. You can click “Settings” button to set the video/audio parameters for the best Galaxy Tab S Video format. For example, you can modify the video size/resolution as 1920*1080. For watching videos on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4, 2000~2500kbps is just all right.
Step 3. When all the settings are OK, hit “Convert” on the right bottom to start converting WMV to MP4 for Galaxy Tab S 8.4. After the conversion, you can import the WMV videos to Galaxy Tab S 8.4 for playback. Have fun!
And you can try the bundled software Video Converter Ultimate($65) + Vidpie($29) = Only $74.9, Save $19.1, and easily convert DRM and other common video to Galaxy Tab S 8.4 for enjoying.
Download Galaxy Tablet Video Converter Ultimate
(This program can not only convert WMV and other video files to Galaxy Tab S 8.4 supported format, but also help you effortlessly rip Blu-ray and DVD movies into playable video)