How to play AVI files on Google Nexus 4
Having issues when viewing AVI videos on Google Nexus 4? Follow this simple guide to convert AVI to MP4 videos for playback with your Nexus 4 with ease.
If you've taken a glance on the supported media types of the Nexus 4, it's easy to find that the Nexus 4 video format is limited as other handsets. If you have some AVI files, you may want to put them on your device for enjoyment with its large 4.7'' display. However, you may have a hard time playing AVI movies on the Google Nexus 4. Fortunately, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to get your AVI videos and Google Nexus 4 to play nicely.
In order to view AVI movies on Nexus 4, the best solution here is to encode AVI to Nexus 4 compatible video formats (H.264 encoded MP4 is highly recommended). To be honest, I've tried some of the popular Android video players on the Nexus 4, but I failed and I was only greeted with an error that said "Cannot play video. An error occurred while trying to play your video. The video may have been interrupted or is an unsupported format. Please try again."
To solve the problem, I suggest you to use Pavtube Video Converter, which is a professional and easy-to-use tool to convert AVI files as well as any other 1080p/720p video like MPG, TiVo, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, etc to common videos for Google Nexus 4. And the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. Now just download its trial version and follow the simple three steps below to make .avi movies playable on Nexus 4 with ease.
Converting AVI to MP4 for playback on Google Nexus 4
Step 1. Launch the excellent Video Converter for Nexus 4, and then import all of your AVI files to it. You can join several .vob files checking the "Merge into one" box. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for the Nexus 4 under "Android > Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video (*.mp4)". The preset is specially designed for Nexus 7, but can could fit on the Nexus 4 perfectly. If you like, you can also click the "Settings" button to change the video resolution, encoder, frame rate, etc.
Tip: The supported resolution of Nexus 4 goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on Nexus 4, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I found bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 3. Hit the Convert button to start encoding/re-encoding AVI to Nexus 4 MP4 video. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted MP4 videos to your nexus 4. As you see, now you can effortlessly view AVI files on Google Nexus 4.
PS. The quick start guide below uses Video Converter Windows(Windows 8 included) screenshots. The way to transfer AVI files to Nexus 4 on Mac (using Pavtube Video Converter for Mac) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.
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