Sony Xperia Z is a clear and unequivocal upgrade compared with its predecessor. It’s now more powerful, lasts even longer, and ships with the best software that Sony has yet put on an Android device. The Sony Xperia Z 1920 x 1080 display actually loses a few lines of pixels in the new model.

Though it would be fun to watch movies on the hybrid phone, Xperia Z plays selected video stuff. Check below for what Xperia Z supported video formats:

Video format:
– MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV

Audio format:

For people who get stuck in playing iTunes M4V, MPG, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, Amazon WMV, MKV,  Blockbuster movies and other unsupported formats with Xperia Z, the Xperia Z Video Converter software could be a lifesaver. You will play all formats on Xperia Z.

How to watch movies on Xperia Z? Why Xperia Z can’t play Amazon WMV  and iTunes M4V movies? Amazon and iTunes  video files were protected by DRM, your device can’t play the movie without authorize. This guide can help you play iTunes/Amazon movies on Xperia Z: How to play DRMed movies on Xperia Z?

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What does the Xperia Z Video Converter do?

Video to Xperia Z Converter – as an video conversion tool, this program is capable of handling a wide rage of movie files, including AVCHD, MTS/M2TS, MOV, AVI, MKV… TiVo recordings, and common video files in 1080p or 720p quality. It comes with optimal format preset for Sony Xperia Z as well as format for Xperia TL/S/V/J/P/U, Xperia S tablet, Xperia Z tablet, so that you can get files with best video and audio quality when viewing on your Xperia Z smartphone and Android tablet.

Free download Sony Xperia Z Video Converter (Windpws Version | Mac Version)

How to convert MKV/AVI/MOV/MTS videos to Xperia Z optimized videos?

Step 1. Run the Xperia Z Video Converter and import source media.
Once run the Sony Xperia Z Video Converter software, click “Add…” to load your video files like MTS/M2TS, MKV, MOV, TOD, TiVo, etc.

Step 2. Set output format for converting movie and 1080p videos to Xperia Z

To play videos on Xperia Z, you need to set a compatible format for the smartphone. Click “Format” bar, then choose “HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”. This profile can help you watch HD movies on Xperia Z.

Tip: For people who want to further customizing output video size and quality, there is a “Settings” button. Click it to enter Profile Settings Window.

1) If you prefer 16:9 aspect ratio with 1280×720 in resolution, just press “Settings” button and set “Size” to 1280*720 instead.

2) If you would like to experience 1080p quality on Galaxy Note II, you can set the video resolution at 1920*1080.
3) If you have higher expectation on image quality and do not mind generating a relatively large file size, you can change the video bit rate higher than 1,500 kbps. In general, the higher bit rate, the bigger output file size.

Step 3. Start converting WMV/MOV/AVI/MKV/iTunes M4V movie and 1080p videos to Xperia Z video.
Now click “Start” button to start converting movie to Xperia Z.

Step 4: Transfer movies to Xperia Z

When the conversion task is finished, you can click “Open“ button to get the final output files for your Xperia Z and transfer the converted videos to Xperia Z. Now, you can play movies on Xperia Z.

If you are a camcoder user, you may want to edit camcoder AVCHD, MTS, MXF, MOV etc. video in FCP or iMovie. This time you need a HD Format Converter to convert/transcode HD video.