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Batch Convert MKV/AVI/MOV/VOB to Google Pixel 2 XL for Playback


The latest flagship from Google- Pixel 2 XL remains most guys' favourite Android phone on the market right now. However, searching the Android forum, we noticed many guys are troubled in the issues when playing MKV/AVI/VOB/MOV on Google Pixel 2 XL...

"When I play MKV on Pixel 2 XL, the screen remains black but a image is visible if i skip. Any help?"

"Some AVI files are OK on Goolge Pixel 2 XL, but some AVIs are not played well. Anyone else have this Issue? What can I do?"

Actually, there are a few reasons to cause the video playback issue. If your source videos are find in other media players like VLC, the main reason is probably due to the video/audio codec incompatibility. For example, Google Pixel 2 XL doesn't support H.265, DTS, Dolby 5.1/7.1 yet. It may make some video files like AVI, MKV not played properly- no audio or no image. Now, I'll share two easy ways can easily play any video files on Google Pixel 2 XL without any trouble.

Solution 1. Using 3rd-party video player like MX Player

MX Player has long been one of the most popular video player apps. It supported more formats long before other video player apps thought to do so and was also among the first to include things like hardware decoding, hardware accelerated playback, and other such features. It still has all of those things along with gesture controls (including pinch-to-zoom), subtitle support, a kids lock to keep your kids in the app watching their Disney movies, and it supports virtually every codec out there. Like MoboPlayer, it comes with additional plugins to add more functionality if you need them.


Note: Based on some guys' feedback, even installed 3rd-party video player app, not all videos can be played smoothly as we expect.

Solution 2. Convert videos to Google Pixel 2 XL more friendly format

If you're facing problems playback the video files on Pixel 2 XL using MX player or others, you can use solution 2 to convert AVI, VOB, MPG, AVI, MKV to Pixel 2 XL more friendly format H.264 MP4.

To begin, first download Brorsoft Video Converter (or the Mac version.)

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The software has a codec pack that enables conversion between different video and audio file formats, it can convert MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, TiVo, VOB etc to Google Pixel 2 XL supported file format such as H.264 .mp4 with the best quality. Besides, this software offers kinds of preset profiles for media devices including Apple TV, Sony TV, Xbox One, PS4 etc to meet your different needs. Far more than a video conversion program, Brorsoft Video Converter also comes with a built-in video editor, with which, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. Simply download and install the program now and follow the detailed guide below.

Tutorial about how to convert videos to Pixel 2 XL supported file format

Step 1. Add video files

Start Brorsoft video converter, drag and drop your .mkv, .avi, .mov, .flv, .vob, etc files to the software window to import.


Step 2. Set target format

After the files are added, click Format > Common Video and set output video format as mp4. The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains good.


Tip: There are also some optional tinkering you can take to make the videos look better, such as changing the aspect ratio or specifying the video resolution. Just click the Settings icon to do it.

Step 3. Start video conversion for Pixel 2 XL

Finally, hit the Convert button to start converting AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, TiVo, VOB, MKV to Pixel 2 XL friendly format. After the conversion is completed, transfer the converted videos to Google Pixel 2 XL for enjoyment.

Additional Tips:
Brorsoft Video Converter, working as one of the best Android video converter, can convert more than MKV, VOB, TiVo, AVI, MPG, MOV, FLV, MTS, XAVC, XAVC S 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, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Fire Phone, Nook HD Tablet, Asus Transformer Prime, Infinity are included for easy access. You just need to select the device as the output format and you can encode any videos to fit your Android device without further settings.

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