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Offline RobInfinity

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What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« on: August 12, 2012, 12:23:26 AM »
Probably a stupid question that most of you already know, but how do I get my .avi movies to play on the Nexus 7? If I have to convert it to something else, what does it need to be converted to?

If I have to convert the movies, anyone know of a good free program that I can download to my computer to make the conversions?

Thanks in advance for all replies!



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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 04:18:28 AM »
Install a 3rd party video player from the Play Store like MX Player, Mobo Player or VLC.
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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 04:31:43 AM »
I use Mx Player and it handles all of video formats (including avi) but I have yet to find an app that will play my mkv music videos.
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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 03:04:34 PM »
+1 on MX Player.  If you want to convert files, I recommend Format Factory.  It is freeware and converts Video, Audio and Pictures.  It has lots of options and supports several formats.

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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 01:51:39 AM »
+1 on MX Player. For video conversion, try Handbrake, it's free!

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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 11:41:15 PM »
BS player plays an MKV file that I have.

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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 11:11:54 AM »
Thanks for the replies everyone! I tried the MX player, and it worked... sort of. The play back is very herky jerky.

What is the format that needs to be used for the built in video player?

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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 11:45:48 AM »
What video formats are you trying to play? You will find that avi requires sw decoding,  for example.
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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 11:49:04 AM »
Yes! I want to play mostly .avi files on it, how do I do that? What SW decoding? Decoding to what? This is what I'm trying to find out!  ;)

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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 08:13:13 PM »
The setting varies from one player to another, but if you tap menu you will find hw or sw decoding


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Re: What video format must a movie be to be viewable?
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 09:32:30 PM »
If you have to convert just convert to an open codex like .264 or mp4

 


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