Although Windows Phones are not very popular at
present, Nokia still win many users by its
extraordinary Lumia series phone. The Lumia 1520 is
Nokia’s latest Windows Phone. It has great
improvement on hardware. With Snapdragon 800
chipset and 6 inch 1920*1080 HD display, we get
reasons to believe that Lumia 1520 is a great
entertainment ,especially for video play. In this
guide, I’ll show you how to play YouTube video and
local video on Lumia 1520.
The Lumia 1520 doesn’t support Adobe Flash.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t play YouTube
video. Actually, Lumia 1520 generates the IE10
and it has a good support of HTML5. Just visit
the HTML5 version of YouTube and you can
enjoy any videos you like.
First, we need to set the
Internet Explorer 10 as
desktop version. That’s
for a better play
experience. Go to
Explorer and set the “Website preference” as
Now open the IE10on Lumia 1520 and visit
www.youtube.com/html5. Just tap any video and you
can enjoy it.
Most Windows Phone has poor support of multiple
video formats, Even though you use a third party
video app, you can’t play many video format either. So
it’s better to convert the video into MP4 format so
that Lumia could play them fluently. Here we can use
the imElfin Video Converter. It’s a strong and easy to
use program which can convert any video into any
formats you like. Click here to download imElfin Video
Install the imElfin
Video Converter and
launch it. Click the
add button to add
new video and set
the output options
as the pictures
Now we need to transfer
the videos to Lumia
1520. Connect your
device to computer with
USB cable and it will be
recognize as a
removable disk. Open it
and you could see some folders in the root directory.
Copy the videos to the “Videos” folder and reject
Lumia 1520 from computer.
Tab the Music+ Videos
icon and choose
Collection > Music, Videos. Here you can see
the videos you just put in. Tap the video you
like and play.