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I need help converting video files into a format my Nexus 7 can read, i have the android file transfer application which works fine but i've tried moving video files over and they wont play. I have a free video convertor called Miro Video Convertor that i got off the app store for free but the Nexus 7 isn't listed among android devices it can convert to, so i need an application that can do this that also works on the Mac. Kinda wish they included software like this with it including the android file transfer so people weren't left scratching their head, USB 3.0 would've been good as well for faster file transfers :p


asked Nov 15 '12 at 08:51

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There are a couple of solutions to this matter


Miro will work with the nexus 7, just choose an iPos/iPad format and it will play on the nexus 7 (Android can easily read Mp4 video)_

Handbrake (this is the swiss army knife of video conversion). Just choose a format like Mp4 and tweak the things that you want.

No Conversion

There are a lot of apps that let you play additional video files than the one the native media player plays.

One of them is Mplayer. It has a pretty large video support library

BETA: VLC has their own android app, though it is not in the Google play store (but you can easily side load the app.

answered Nov 16 '12 at 00:15

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Also for file transfer, Android is mounted like a USB flash drive, which make process a lot faster than things like iTunes and iPods

(Nov 16 '12 at 00:16) kevinlockergnome ♦♦ kevinlockergnome's gravatar image

Yep VLC works pretty well, by default hardware acceleration is disabled on it so you have to enable it in the options menu (experiment with the hardware acceleration)

For a player with a wide format support that is pretty stable, also check out MX player it is free.

link to the vlc builds (they are still in beta) http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/armv7-android-tegra2/

720p and under can be handled by software rendering but 1080p needs hardware acceleration

720p 10 bit (common in anime) also needs hardware acceleration.

handbrake will allow you to convert but it is a slow process. http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

answered Nov 16 '12 at 01:01

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great! thanks guys, i'll have a go at converting to MP4 and side loading VLC to see if that works

answered Nov 16 '12 at 07:28

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mp4 is working but VLC is somewhat unstable, shall keep converting to mp4 until VLC is no longer in beta

answered Nov 16 '12 at 09:59

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Try getting Mplayer. a descent alternative

(Nov 16 '12 at 12:37) kevinlockergnome ♦♦ kevinlockergnome's gravatar image
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Asked: Nov 15 '12 at 08:51

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Last updated: Nov 16 '12 at 12:37