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4 Tips for storing and playing large media files on your smartphone

1 – Clean out old and unused items from the phone’s storage.

If you want to save and play large media files on your mobile phone, it can help to do a spring-cleaning of the phone’s storage.

It’s a good idea to make a quick check of your phone once a month or so to clean out items such as downloads that tend to build up over time.

2 – If your phone has a slot for one, use a microSD card for additional storage.

Many modern smartphones can use a high-capacity microSD card to supplement the device’s internal storage space. Once the card is installed you can move many of your apps from internal storage to the card, freeing up valuable storage space for your media files.

3 – Clear your phone’s cache.

Your phone caches (i.e. stores) copies of photos and other data to make accessing those files faster when an app needs to access them again.

The amount of data stored in your phone’s cache can grow quite large over time, and most of that space will end up being wasted because the vast majority of those files will never be needed again.

4 – Convert large media files to MP4 format.

MP4 is currently one of the most popular media formats for use on mobile phones because MP4 files don’t take up as much space as many professionally recorded video files, such as MXF.

A good video converter program will convert your MXF file into MP4 to reduce the file size, and it won’t compromise the quality of the video.

You’ll need the help of a video converter program such as Movavi Video Converter to convert large video files like MXF files into MP4.

You’ll find video conversion instructions at if you decide to use that converter.

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