Q1: “Does any know if nexus 7 support avi/flv/wmv? i have alot of avi movies and i was wondering if i need to convert them all into mp4 or is there an easier way like installing codec or certain type of players on google playstore? I dont have the tablet yet but will get it end of this week. i was wondering what my options are so I can prepare for it. Thanks in advance “
Q2: “Can somebody clarify whether nexus 7 can play .avi video files? I read that it can only play mpeg4 and not avi files. I uploaded an avi to my dropbox cloud and then accessed it via the Nexus 7 and the avi file played. Couldnt fast forward or rewind but could pause. I copied it accross to the Nexus and then attempted to play it but it said file format unsupported.
AFAIK Dropbox does not have a media player, so I wasn’t streaming it. So the Nexus was managing to play this file from the cloud. Yet when I transferred it to the Nexus in built HDD it failed to play. Any ideas why this is happening?”
Accutally, Google Nexus 7 is an amazing device to play games and watch movies when travelling, camping or being at home. However, it is not easy to play AVI movies on Nexus 7 directly because of the video compatibility issue. I’ve tried to put one avi file encoded in Xvid to Nexus 7, but the tablet reject the file. I have to install a video player on it to handle the file, but the problem is not fully resolved due to the poor playback effect. I Googled the solution, and get some Google Nexus 7 Videos Playback Tips and Tech Specs. Finally get a smooth playback on Nexus 7. This article is about the supported media formats of Nexus 7 tablet and how to play AVI movies on Nexus 7.
Google Nexus 7 supports these media format/codec:
Audio Formats: AAC, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, Vorbis, AMR-WB and AMR-NB.
Video Formats: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 and VP8.
Image Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and WEBP.
Google Nexus 7 User Reviews:
Pros: The Nexus 7’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor delivers fast performance and a beautiful and responsive screen. Also, it’s comfortable to hold and Android 4.1 brings a surplus of welcome additions. At only $200, the Nexus 7 is a steal.
Cons: The lack of built-in expandable storage and omission of HDMI are disappointing, and the design follows the plain, black tablet mold. The top and bottom bezels are a bit too thick.
So if you want to play AVI movies on Nexus 7, you need to first convert them to Google Nexus 7 supported video format like H.264 MP4. Pavtube AVI Video Converter for Nexus 7 will be your best choice here. It will enable you to batch convert rich video files like AVI, MOV, MKV, VOB, FLV/F4V, MTS, MXF, MPG and more formats for your portable Nexus 7. Just follow these 3 steps to convert AVI to Nexus 7 friendly format for playback:
Step 1. First make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the Pavtube AVI to Nexus 7 Converter and then import your video files to it.
1. If necessary, tick off the “Merge into one file” box that helps you merge multiple HD video files into single one file.
2. If you wanna split your large video, it’s also an easy task. Just click the “Split” button and it will help you make it.
Step 2. Choose Google Nexus 7 support video formats. Click on ” Format > Android > Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video (*.mp4) “.
Tip: If you like, click on “Settings” to adjust video parameters so as to get a better output, you’d better set the video size as 1280*800 pixels for full-screen effect on Nexus 7. You can adjust video frame rate, bitrate and some other parameters as you need. And here we recommend you the best video and audio settings for Nexus 7:
Video Setting – Codec: h.264, Size: 1280*800, Bitrate: 3000, Frame Rate: 24;
Audio Setting – Codec: AAC, Sample Rate: 44100, Bitrate: 128000, Channels: Stereo.
Step 3. Start convert AVI videos to Nexus 7 support MP4 video by clicking on big “Convert” button.
It’s worth mentioning that, this tool supports NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. If your computer running on a CUDA-enabled Graphics card, or an AMD graphics card with AMD APP technology, the conversion speed will be much faster.
This program won’t let you wait too long, once the conversion finished, you will get the converted video file, just need to transfer it to Google Nexus 7. Then, you can watch AVI videos on Google Nexus 7. Hope this article helps.
If you want to deal with other video formats for Nexus 7, please view Google Nexus 7 Column.