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How to Convert AVI to Android Friendly Video Formats

Android phones and tablets are now exceedingly hot around the world. More and more people enjoy watching videos and movies on Android phones and tablets because of the high resolution of most Android devices. However, Android devices only support video formats like H.264 and MPEG-4. Generally speaking, AVI is not an Android friendly video format. To play AVI on Android, you'll need to convert AVI to Android compatible video formats first.

To convert AVI videos for playing on Android phones or tablets, a video converter is a must. Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate here is recommended as the best Android video converter to help convert AVI files to Android highly compatible MP4 videos. If you're using a Mac, just turn to Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac to convert AVI format to Android format on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion). Just get the right version below and play AVI videos on Android devices like Google Nexus 7, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Asus Eee Pad Slider, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba AT200, Acer Iconia Tab A510, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, LG Optimus G, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, etc. smoothly.

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How to convert AVI movies for Android devices with ease

Note that the quick start guide below uses Video Converter for Windows (Including Windows 8) screenshots. The way to finish your task on Mac OS X is the same. Just get the right version and follow the intuitive interface to get it done.

1 Add videos

Run the program and click Add Files to add the AVI videos you want to convert. Or you can directly drag videos to the item bar. After the files are loaded, you can select audio track, subtitles, take snapshots, etc. as you like.

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2 Choose an output format

Go to the Output Format menu, find and choose MP4 in the video format list as the output video format (MP4 is well supported by most Android phones and tablets). Or you can browse to find the icon of your Android device and set it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings to fit your device.

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3 Start to convert AVI videos

Finally, click the big Convert button on the main interface to start converting AVI videos to Android supported MP4 and just wait for the process to get done. Bingo! That's it.

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Android Supported Formats

Android is the platform popularly used by mobile phones and devices. This platform is based on Linux and works optimally with touch screen devices. Android was developed by the company of the same name. However, Google backed up the development of the software and bought its rights upon completion. Android supports audio video playback of several network protocols and a range of core media files. Android also works along with certain encoding parameters and frameworks, such as the H.264 baseline.

For protocols, the Android system supports the playback of RTSP, progressive and live streaming HTTP/HTTPS, and MPEG-2 TS. As for the core video file formats, Android can play videos with the following extensions: 3GP, MP4, TS, AAC, WebM, and MKV.

For audio files, an Android system can play 3GP, MP4, M4A, AAC, TS, FLAC, MP3, MID, XMF, MXMF, OTA, RTTL, RTX, IMY, OGG, MKV, and WAV. The Android can also recognize image files that come in the JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and WebP formats.

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