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Put and Play MKV, AVI, VOB, TV Shows, AVCHD, MPG, FLV/F4V on Nokia Lumia 920

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Nokia's Lumia 920 claims to be the smartphone to get if you're looking to switch to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system. Besides sporting beautiful hardware, the Lumia 920 boasts of a camera that claims to deliver top-of-the-line optical performance using its PureView technology. As Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920 comes with a significant spec increase over Lumia 900. It packs Windows 8 and a 4.5 inch IPS WXGA (1,280 x 768-pixel) display, which is stunning for watching videos and playing games. If you’re a great music and movie fan, check for supported codec by the new beast below.


Nokia Lumia 900


Nokia Lumia 920 Supported Audio and Video formats

Music format

  • Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2
  • Audio format: ASF, Wav, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2


Voice and audio recording

  • Audio recording file formats: Wav, 3GP, 3G2
  • Audio recording codecs: AMR-NB 
  • Speech codecs: AMR-WB, GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR, EFR
  • Audio recording features: Mono with high dynamics 


Main video camera

  • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
  • Video camera resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920x1080) 


Basically, MP4 and WMV videos play just fine on Nokia Lumia 920, other videos like MKV, AVI, VOB, TV Shows, AVCHD, MPG, FLV/F4V are not supported by Windows Phone 8 thus not play on the Nokia phone. You can either add 3rd-party media player app or customize/encode the contents beforehand on computer. Here’s a guide on how to encode HD 1080p MKV, AVI, VOB, TV Shows(TiVo), AVCHD, MPG, FLV/F4V to play on Lumia 920.


Required software: Video Converter for Windows | Video Converter for Mac OS


Step 1. Load HD 1080p videos to the Nokia Lumia 920 Video Converter.
Run Pavtube Video Converter, click “Add Video” button to load your various video files, such as MKV, AVI, VOB, TV Shows(TiVo), AVCHD, MPG, FLV, F4V, and more. The Video to Nokia Lumia 920 Converter supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time to do format conversion.


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Step 2. Select Nokia Lumia 920 supported codec and video format.
Click on “Format” bar and to select a video format that is supported by Nokia Lumia 920. The best format is “Nokia”>> “Nokia Lumia 900 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)”, which gives you 800x480 video in 16:9. You may also set other common video format, for example, “Common Video”>> “H.264 Video (*.mp4), and custom settings as it shows in step 3. Windows 8 smartphones support video formats encoded with H. 264, MPEG-4 or VC-1 (WMV), and it turns out H.264 video work best with Windows 8.


Nokia Lumia 900 Preset


Step 3. Adjust resolution, bitrate, etc for Lumia 920.
Now you can further customize selected output format by adjusting its presets. Click on “Settings” and set video and audio parameters follow the recommended settings:



Codec: xvid

Size: 1280*720pix (16:9 HD, full screen display)/ 640* 480 (4:3 SD, with black columns)

Bitrate: 1500~2500kbps (the smaller bitrate you set the smaller file size it creates)

Frame rate: 24/ 30 fps


Codec: aac

Sample rate: 32000~48000hz

Bitrate: 64000~160000bps

Channels: Stereo


Step 4. Convert videos to Lumia 920
Click “Convert” to start converting MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, AVCHD, MPG, FLV, F4V to Nokia Lumia 920 friendly format. The Nokia Lumia 920 Video Converter will finish conversion at speed without any audio and video out of sync issues. Once conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files for your Lumia 920 for entertainment.


How to transfer videos to Nokia Lumia 920 phone:

Use a USB cable to sync music and videos between your phone and computer.

1. Connect your phone to a compatible computer with a USB cable.

2. In your computer's file manager, such as Windows Explorer or Finder, drag and drop your songs and videos to your phone.


If you’d like to rip DVD to Nokia Lumia 920, just get DVD Ripper. The program is able to bypass copy-protections and access all the DVD movie clips. The conversion process is similar to converting video to Lumia 920. Just place DVD in optical drive and click “Load DVD” to load the DVD. Select the items you’d like to convert and set subtitles and audio track for each chapter.  DVD movies and HD footage can be interlaced, which contains lines on the picture. In that case please click “Edit” menu, switch to “Effect” tab, and check “Deinterlacing” box before conversion starts.

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