Can't Play MP4 on Nexus 7? Solved

Although it's claimed by the official site that the Nexus 7 can play MP4 files, there are times where you'll still fail to play MP4 on Nexus 7. What's wrong with it? Why can't the Nexus 7 play an MP4 file? It's probably due to the incompatible video codec. Different MP4 files may store files with different video codecs. Nexus 7 only supports some of the various video codecs available. The other possibility might be because of the video parameters such as the frame rate, bit rate and resolution, which are not supported by Nexus 7. In spite of the incompatibilities, you'll need a video conversion to make your MP4 files fully compatible with device.

Part 1. Convert MP4 to Nexus 7 Compatible format for Windows / Mac (Mojave Included)

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1. Convert MP4 to Nexus 7 You can simply select the Nexus 7 as your output format with the optimized preset. The converted videos will be best fit for playing back on the device.

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2. Personalize Video You can trim, crop, rotate, or adjust brightness or saturation of your imported video. Even it lets you add subtitle or different effects to your video.

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3. Add metadata to Video It can make all your videos like those purchase from iTunes by adding metadata (description, comment, cover, director or actor name, etc).

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Steps on How to Convert MP4 to Nexus 7:

Step 1 Import MP4 to this MP4 to Nexus converter.

This MP4 to Nexus 7 video converter supports the drag-and-drop feature. Therefore, you can choose to drag your local MP4 files from your computer right onto the interface or click the Add Files button. Once uploaded, you'll see that added MP4 files neatly organized and stacked up.

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Step 2 Select Nexus 7 as the output format

One of the biggest advantages that this software has is the built-in optimized preset for Nexus 7. It'll save you the hassle and time in researching about the best formats or video parameters for Nexus 7.

To select the optimized format, you just need to click the on the Output Format and then go to Device > Others category and choose Nexus 7.

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Step 3 Convert MP4 to Nexus 7

Now, you just need to hit the Convert button on the right of this MP4 to Nexus 7 converter's interface. During the conversion, you can see the progress bar and the remaining time. When it's done, just click the Converted to locate the output files. At last, you'll need to transfer the output files to your Nexus 7 via the USB cable. You can now enjoy the media files on your Nexus 7 without any trouble.

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Part 2. FAQs About Playing MP4 on Nexus 7

1. Question: What multimedia format is supported by Nexus 7?
Answer: Have a quick look at the supported file formats in case you have other media files that need to be converted prior to playing back. You can also read more on how you can choose the right video converter for yourself.

  • Video Files: MPEG-4, VP8, H.264, and H.264 AVC
  • Audio Files: AAC, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM, WAVE, Vorbis, AMR-WB, AMR-NB

2. Question: What is the best setting for Nexus 7?

Video Settings
Encoder: H264
Resolution: 854*480
Frame Rate: 30 fps
Bit Rate: 2000 kbps
Audio Settings
Encoder: AAC
Channel: 2
Sample Rate: 44100Hz
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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