How to Play MKV files on Android tablet/phone

Have trouble to play MKV (maybe HD MKV 720/1080p) on an Android tablet or smartphone? This article will tell you how to convert MKV files to Android step by step.

Android phones and tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab 3, Nexus 7/Nexus 10, Amazon Kindle Fire HD/HDX, Fire Phone, Galaxy S5/S4, Asus Transformer Infinity, etc. are the market hot spots. They are all perfect for watching videos on the go. And a wide variety of multimedia file types are available on Android including MKV video format. You can enjoy MKV videos on your Android gadget most of the time. But unfortunately, somtimes you may meet some problems, some MKV files playback without sound, while some MKV files even can not be recognized even with popular Android MKV players like BSPlayer FREE, Dice Player and MX Video Player.

The real reason behind that is MKV can be encoded by different codecs, some of those codecs are not compatible with your Android tablet or phone, so you are unable to play MKV videos on Android successfully. To get those MKV files to play nicely on your Android phone or tablet, the easy option is to convert MKV to Android commonly supported file format (H.264 encoded MP4 is highly recommended). It can be done effortlessly along with some help from a MKV to Android converter.

To encode MKV to play on your Android, Brorsoft Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users) is good choice. It can convert more than MKV (VOB, AVI, TiVo, MPG) movies to Android phones or tablets compatible video files with fast ripping speed and excellent output video quality. Lots of Android presets with optimized settings like Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Fire Phone, Nook HD Tablet, Asus Transformere Prime, Infinity are included for easy acess. You just need to select the device as the output format and you can rip MKV to fit your Android device without further settings. Play MKV on Apple devices is also a simple case with this MKV converting tool.

If you are facing problems playing MKV files on your Android device, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it from here (Download Mac version here).

How to encode MKV to Android highly compatible H.264 MP4 videos

First, you need to download and launch the converter program, After that, you can load the MKV files and preview the added movies before converting. You could also take snapshots while previewing. Brorsoft Video Converter supports batch conversion to import multiple files at a time.

Second, Select an Android friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion. Basically the “Android” > “Android Tablet” or “Android Phone” is a universal format for Android tablets and smartphones. Besides, there are optimized formats for Samsung, Motorola, Acer, Asus, Sony, Toshiba, HTC, etc branded Android devices; choose a proper one as you need. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from Android, Samsung, Asus, Motorola, etc. catalogues.

Tips: Generally speaking, the output videos could fit on your Anroid device nicely. If you’re not satisfied with the quality of result videos, you can click on settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Finally, when all the settings are OK, click “convert” button to start converting MKV movies for playback on Android devices. When the conversion is over, click “Open” to locate the ripped video files. After that, you can connect your Android phone or tablet to computer via a USB device and transfer the videos to your device for enjoyment on the go.

So there you have it. Pretty Simple! If you have other alternative ways to enjoy MKV videos on Android, leave out the comment below.

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