Summary: Having problems when playing AVI files on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2? The article explains why and how to get all AVI videos and Galaxy Tab 2 to play nicely.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1's beautiful 1,280x800-pixel screen is great for watching movies. The Honeycomb tablet supports WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, and VP8 video codecs. Most of the time you can enjoy AVI videos on the Galaxy Tab 2 smoothly, but you may also encounter troubles when playing AVI files on Galaxy Tab 2. That is because AVI is a container format. It can be encoded by different codecs, some of the codecs may not compatible with Galaxy Tab, so you'll have problems when playing these AVI videos on your Galaxy Tab, even with some popular Android video player like MX player, Mobo, etc. If you're confused about this and have no idea, here you will find the best solution.
As far as I know, to watch those uncompatible AVI files on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 successfully, the best solution is to encode/re-encode AVI to Galaxy Tab supported video formats. Here is how:
In the first place, free download Brorsoft Video Converter app. Overall, the program can be used as an all-in-one video conversion app for for Galaxy Tablets. With it, you can easily transcode AVI to MP4 videos for Galaxy Tab 2 with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides AVI, it can also help you encode/re-encode almost all 1080p/720p HD videos including MKV, VOB, MPG, MOV, TiVo, MTS etc. for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1/7.0, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and other Android os tablets. It has an equivalent Mac version entitled Brorsoft Video Converter Mac, which can convert .avi videos to Galaxy Tab 2 on Mac OS X (Include Lion and Mountain Lion).
How to Convert AVI videos to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0/10.1 supported video formats
Step 1: Add AVI Video Files
Install and run the Galaxy Tab 2 Video Converter to your PC, clic "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to import your source AVI videos. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2: Select output format
Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", here you will the optimized videos for the Galaxy 10.1 under Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(*.mp4)", for Galaxy 7.0 under Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab H.264 (*.mp4)". The output videos could fit on Galaxy Tab 2 perfectly.
Tip: Set output video quality (Optional)
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 3. Start converting AVI to MP4 for Galaxy Tab 2
In the end, go back to the main interface and click the "Convert" button to start converting AVI video files for playing on Galaxy Tab 2. Once the process completes, just click "Open" to find the Galaxy Tab 2 playable MP4 videos after the conversion and transfer them to your device with ease.
P.S. Samsung provides a guide to describe the existing data transfer methods that are already available to you. For more information, visit How to Transfer Media to Your Android.
If you would like to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-1 video covnerter app - Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate will be your best choice. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is your alternative choice.
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