Fire Phone Supported Video Format and File Transfer Tips

In this article, you will learn the best supported video format by Amazon Fire Phone, and Fire Phone file transfer tips.

Amazon is the very one that recently announces its flagship smart phone-Amazon Fire Phone. Powered with an Android-based Amazon Fire OS V3.5 operating system, the Fire Phone comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, and 2GB of RAM on its inside. Plus, touching on display, Amazon Fire Phone sports a 4.7-inch high quality LCD display, alongside a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 and an image density of 315 ppi pixel.


Assuming you are chasing for a smart phone to better enjoy movies, videos and music with sharpest image and no lag, this newly Amazon Fire Phone is definitely not disappointing. Here we have listed the Amazon Fire Phone file format that supported, the information is from Amazon Fire Phone official page.

Amazon Fire Phone Video format supported:

MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263, AVI

As showed above, there are many formats not supported by Amazon Fire Phone, if you have many unsupported videos either downloaded from the internet (uTorrent, Vuze, etc.) or recorded from your digital camera, camcorder and other portable devices, how to play these videos on your Fire Phone?

Make Your Videos Most Suitable for Playing on Amazon Fire Phone

Here I’d like to introduce Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate I’m using, an easy-to-use and yet professional video convert program to do the finish task. It work well in converting Blu-ray, DVD and various videos like MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, WMV, MPG, FLV to Fire Phone supported format like MP4 format and then copy them to the Fire Phone for watching. For Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac. Download a free trial version and here is a guide for you.

Guide: Converting MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, WMV, MPG, FLV to Fire Phone friendly format

Step One. Add videos to Fire Phone Video Converter.

Click "Add Video" to add your source videos, or drag-and-drop them directly.

Pls note that if you import a Tivo file, you will be asked to submit Tivo key in the pop-up window.


Step Two. Choose target video format.

Click "Format" menu and go through the dropdown list, you are recommended to choose the "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" which fits for Amazon Fire Phone.


Step Three. Customize video specs. (Optional)

Click "Settings" to open profiles settings window. Here you are able to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz)…all the specs can be fixed manually. Here you can set a size as “1280*720” for the fire phone to fit the the resolution.


A personal tip: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality will be; and you will get videos in larger size.

Step Four. Start Conversion.

Go ahead and hit the "Convert". It will pop up a conversion window with detailed prorecess. Wait for moments, you can click "Open output folder" to locate the converted video directly. Or you can check "shut down computer after conversion" and just leave it running. Now all the converted are in the format that you have specified which works for your phone.

Notes: Here is tips for transferring converted video to Amazon Fire Phone

a. Connecting your Fire Phone via USB

Plug the larger end of the USB cable (sold separately) into an available USB port or a powered USB hub connected to your computer.
Connect the other end of a USB cable to the micro-USB port on the bottom of your Fire Phone. You may need to unlock your Fire Phone device before it can be opened on your computer.

Your Fire Phone content cannot be accessed through the device while you are in USB drive mode. To eject your Fire Phone, tap the Disconnect button at the bottom of the screen, or follow these steps to attach your Fire Phone to your computer:

Windows Vista and 7: Click on the Start button, select Computer from the options, right-click on the Fire Phone icon and select Ejectfrom the pop-up menu.

Windows XP: Right-click on the Safely remove hardware icon in the lower left-hand corner of the task bar and follow the on-screen instructions to remove Fire Phone.

Mac OS: Control-click on the Fire Phone icon and choose Eject.

Your Fire Phone will then exit USB drive mode and display the Home screen.

b. Transferring content via USB

Once you've connected your Fire Phone to a computer with a USB cable (sold separately), your Fire Phone will appear in the same location as external USB drives usually appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the "Computer" or "My Computer" menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop.

Open the Fire Phone; you will see several folders inside. You may need to unlock your Fire Phone before it can be opened on your computer.
Locate the downloaded file and drag and drop it into the applicable content folder, such as Video, Music, or Pictures.
Safely eject your Fire Phone from your computer and unplug the USB cable.
Your content will appear within the corresponding content library on your device:

Books will appear in the Books library.
Personal documents will appear in the Docs library.
Music will appear in the Music library.
Pictures will appear in the Gallery app.
Videos will appear in the Gallery app. Note that videos transferred via USB will only be available in the Gallery app. Only videos from the Amazon Video store are shown in the Video library.

Remember, your Fire Phone will only recognize the files you've transferred if:

  • The file is a supported file type
  • Files are transferred to the correct folder for their type. 
  • Files are free of digital rights management (DRM) software. 

Now Amazon Fire Phone compatible videos are tranferred onto the phone for enjoying. Have fun!

Tip: Learn how to Put Blu-ray & DVD movies to Amazon Fire Phone here and you can also get DVD ISO and DRM videos to Fire Phone for enjoyment.

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