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Play MKV Files on Android Tablet/Phone


The most of the Android devices like Galaxy Tab, Nook HD, Galaxy S6 are great for watching movies. However, when you work some MKV files on Android, you may get troubles due to the codec incompatible issues. The following guide aimed to show you how to play MKV on Android tablet or Android phone with ease.

As we know, the most compatible format for Android is H.264 MP4. To play MKV on Android tablet, you need to convert MKV to Android supported video formats first. It can be done effortlessly along with some help from a professional MKV to Android conversion tool.

To get the work done, Brorsoft Video Converter is the one of the best choices for you. With it, you can fast convert MKV to Android tablet/phone compatible video formats with excellent audio& video quality. Plus, lots of video presets are provided for kinds of Android devices like HTC phones, Samsung Galaxy S6, Motorola Xoom, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note 4, Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7/10, Nook HD, etc. with the best settings for playback on a certain Android device. What's more, some video editing features like trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. are provided to customize your videos. If you are using a Mac and want to convert MKV movies to Android from Mac, please turn to the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Just get the video converter now and freely enjoy your MKV files on your Android phones and tablets.

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Guide: How to Convert MKV to Android friendly format

This quick-start guide uses Video Converter Windows (Windows 10 included) version screenshots. The way to encode MKV to Android on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1. Load MKV files

Install and launch the top MKV to Android Converter. Click the "Add" icon to load MKV files. It supports batch conversion.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an Android friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion. Basically the "Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)" 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" catalogue.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your Android Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start to convert MKV to Android

When all the settings are OK, click "Convert" button to start converting MKV files to MP4 video for playback on Android tablet/phone.

After the conversion, just click "open" to locate the converted 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.

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