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How to Convert MKV to Nexus 7 for Smooth Playback

I'm having a problem when i transfer MKV files to my Nexus 7. Every time I attempt it, my computer says "Windows explorer has stopped working". However, i don't have any problem with other files (AVI, MP4, etc) but MKV files. Anyone help?


Yeah, it's a common problem. MKV is a complex container or file format which is able to hold an unlimited number of audio, video, image and even subtitles in one single file. Nexus 7 has a poor or low compatibility with the MKV file format. So, if you want to play an MKV file on the Nexus 7, you'll have to convert the MKV to Nexus 7's compatible formats before any file transfers. The Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) is highly recommended in this case. This software is extremely fast and easy in converting your MKV files (including HD 1080P MKV) to the Nexus 7 fully-supported format, by directly offering you an optimized format (in built-in presets) for the desired device.

The entire operation will only take up to 3 simple steps! Just follow the step-by-step guide below. Prior to that, please download and install the Wondershare Video Converter.

  • Step 1: Import MKV files to the MKV to Nexus 7 video converter for conversion
  • Step 2: Choose Nexus 7 as the output format
  • Step 3: Play MKV on Nexus 7
  • Other MKV Converters
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    Step 1: Import MKV files to the MKV to Nexus 7 video converter for conversion

    Click the mkv to nexus 7 converter button (as illustrated) to browse and upload your MKV files. Otherwise, you can also directly locate the MKV files that you want from the local directory and then drag-and-drop them onto the interface. After that, you'll see those uploaded MKV files displayed in video thumbnails.

    nexus 7 1080p mkv

    Note: There's a file path at the bottom of the interface. The converted files will be automatically stored in the default folder. If you want to change the file path, just click the "..." button and rename your preferred path or file name.

    Step 2: Choose Nexus 7 as the output format

    Just find the built-in preset (optimized best settings) for Nexus 7 and select it as the output format. In order to do that, just click Device right after Output Format. Then, the sub-category of Others.  Lastly, click on Nexus 7.

    convert mkv to nexus 7

    Step 3: Play MKV on Nexus 7

    Just start the MKV files to Nexus 7's video conversion by hitting the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of this program's main interface. This software will complete the video conversion up to 30 times faster than any other converter you've used before and with lossless quality. When it's done, there will be a pop-up message prompting you that the tasks have been completed.

    After conversion, you can locate or retrieve the converted files according to the file path (as mentioned in Step 1) or by hitting the Open Folder button. Next, transfer these files to your Nexus 7 via a USB cable. It'll be much easier when you need to perform the next conversion. 

    Step 4: Other MKV Converters

    You can always try out other MKV converters such as Freemake Video ConverterMPEG Streamclip or MediaCoder as an alternative. Other than Freemake Video Converter, other alternatives are compatible for download and installation on both Windows and Mac operating PC. Beside conversion, you can also use Freemake Video Converter to create slideshows from your photo collection. The MPEG Streamclip, on the other hand, allows you to convert either muxed or demuxed files as well as encode them to other file type for playback on a selection of portable devices. Simply refer below for a screenshot of MPEG Streamclip's interface.

     mpeg streamclip

    If you're looking for advanced performance and quality, MediaCoder will be your safe bet as it gives you the cutting-edge of transcoding capability. It's not really meant for the beginners as the set of adaptable parameters can easily drown you unless you really have the patience to go trough it or wanting to acquire a new set of skill. Honestly, the unflattering interface makes it less appealing compared to other converters. 


    If you wish to try out some online converter, check the lists of online converters available. It's installation-free as all the conversions will be done online. Hence, your Internet connection has to be either very steady or you better convert your files at non-peak hours. Otherwise, you'll be staring into your PC for sometime until it completes the conversion. Nevertheless, it's a pretty straightforward conversion if you only have a few files in hand that requires conversion. 

    Please get the tutorial here.

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