Friday, November 1, 2013

How to transfer HD videos to Android Tablet & Phone for playback

This Videos to Android tablet/phone conversion guide will show you how to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, MTS, FLV, F4V videos to your Android tablet & phone support formats, so that you can easily play carious videos on Android devices. Only 3 steps using the best Android Video Converter and Convert Videos for Android devices.

Google's Android mobile OS is considered one of the best alternatives to Apple's iOS  when it comes to tablets computers and smartphones. More and more people are getting fond of Android OS to watch video and movies on their tablets including Kindle Fire HDXGalaxy Tab 3Galaxy Note 3Google new Nexus 7Sony Xperia Z1, Moto X, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Google Nexus 4, HTC One X and so on.

We're not really surprised, and have seen this trend with our client, colleagues, friends and family members because of its open-source nature and powerful system equipments. Nowadays, it's common to have loads of 1080p/720p HD videos and movies stored on your HDD or home server. These 1080p/720p video materials always come from Blu-ray backups, camera footage, TiVo recordings, downloaded movie torrents, etc. Due to format restrictions, Android-based devices do not have native support for all these videos in different file types. (Read Supported Video Formats for Android)
Question 1: Which is the best setting for movie playback on my Kindle Fire HDX? I was able to download the MKV movie onto the Kindle Fire HDX easily, but the movie is jumpy when I watch it on the Kindle, while it is fine on my computer. I was wondering if this is something I can fix? And if so, how? Thanks in advance.
Question 2: I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and am looking for the software to convert my Tivo and AVI files to watch on the move. Which product is best for my purpose and how long does it take to transfer, other trial copies from other suppliers I have used seem to take ages.
If you attempt to watch videos in your Android device unsupported file format, you need to do format conversion previously. The following guide demonstrates how to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, MTS, FLV, F4V videos to Android Tablets or Phones on Windows or Mac. 

Required Tools:

If you are running Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can give Pavtube Android Video Converter Ultimate a shot.

If you are running Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), or Mountain Lion (10.8), you can try out Android Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

(Note: Both are 20% off now at Pavtube 2014 Pavtube Summer Holiday Special offer).

The above mentioned two programs have the same operation procedure, but running on different platforms. Here we run Pavtube Android Video Converter Ultiamte Windows Version to guide you through how to convert any 1080p/720p HD videos to Android devices for playback.

How to convert videos to Android Tablet or Phone friendly formats 

Step 1: Load video files.

Download the best Android Video Converter Ultimate.

Then install and run it, click "Add video" or "Add from folder" tab to load your video files.

Step 2: Click format menu to choose output format for your Android tablet or smartphone.

Most Android devices support below video and audio formats:

Video Codec: H.264
If there're universal codecs for Android devices, they must be H.264, MPEG-4 and H.263. Among them, H.264 is regarded as the most advanced codec and is widely used accepted.

Audio Codec: AAC/MP3
Every smartphone plays AAC and MP3 audio, but I'll suggest you choose AAC for better audio quality.

Video Format: MP4
MP4 is recommended because it is a most widely accepted video format for portable devices. Indeed, MKV and AVI video are OK for most Android tablets and phones, but MP4 can not only be transferred to Android handsets, but also be put onto iPad, iPod Touch, PSP and over majority of portable media players.

Pavtube software comes with optimal format presets for Android devices developed by different brands, so that you can select a target format for your Android device directly in an easy way.

Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start 1080p/720p video and movie to Android conversion. When finished, click "Open" button to get the generated video files for playing with your Android tablets or phones.  

Additional Tips

Android tablets only recognize SD cards formatted in FAT 32, this limits a single file size less than 4GB. If you worry about getting a big video file larger than 4GB, you can use split feature in Pavtube software to split a large 1080p/720p file into multiple chunks under 4GB. Learn to split a large video file into several small files under 4GB for Android device.

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