How to Play an AVI File on an Android Phone

"Recently I have a new HTC Desire, and wanted to play my favorite AVI videos on it. But later found that the AVI format is not supported by Android phones. Are there any programs that can help me to resolve the problem?" - From an Android user.

Because of the high-resolution of most new Android phones, you stand a very good chance in experiencing quality and brilliant videos on it anywhere, but there are constraints of compatible video formats. You may have a lot of AVI videos on your home computer and wanted to play them on your Android phone, the easiest way is to use an AVI to Android converter. The Wondershare MobileGo for Android helps you to convert your AVI files to Android-compatible file formats.

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Step 1: Connect your Android phone to the computer

Launch MobileGo Android Manager and then connect your Android phone to the PC. You computer will be able to detect your device automatically.

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Step 2: Add AVI videos to Android phone

Go to Videos Tab, click Add and select the movies that you wanted to play on your Android. A small window will pop up, telling you that the movies you're importing are not supported by the phone and ask whether you'll like to convert them. Click theYes button and the software will start to convert your AVI files to an Android-compatible format during the transfer.

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In the Setting's window, you can choose to convert the videos in low, normal or high quality as you like. The high quality will take a little bit more capacity or space on your Android phone. At the same time, the conversion time might be a bit longer.

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After the conversion, your AVI videos will be converted to an Android-friendly format in the form of an MP4 and added onto your Android.

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Now you can play AVI files on your Android phone, the MobileGo Android Manager is a handy and smart Android manager which does not only support video conversion to a compatible file format for your Android phones, but also transfers contacts, SMS, music and photos. What's more, you can manage, backup or restore your contacts, SMS and applications with only one click.

You can watch the video tutorial below for a better understanding.

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If you want to play videos directly on your Android phone without conversion, you can try our free Android player, the Wondershare Player for Android. Specially designed for your Android phone, it supports the playback of various formats like the AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, FLV, VOB and more. You can also watch movies online from YouTube, Vevo, Hulu, Dailymotion, Metacafe and Vimeo in a single app. Besides that, there's the feature of direct streaming and remote control of videos and music on your phone to the larger screen such as the PC, Mac and TV! Download this powerful AVI player for Android right now to enjoy your videos anytime and anywhere!

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Oct 24,2014 11:20 am / Posted by Thomas Jones to Android

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Hi, would you please try to connect your Samsung Galaxy Note via WiFi instead. It's more stable. ^o^
Did not work for my Samsung galaxy note - after many hours converting & transferring the output still would not play on Android ICS
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