Running Android 3.2, Acer Iconia Tab A100 fills an empty spot in the lineup of current Android Honeycomb tablet offerings. As a brief refresher of the A100's specifications, the Iconia Tab is a 7 inch device powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2, a 1024 X 600 display, and claiming 1080p output from its mini-HDMI connector. Comparing with HTC Flyer and Galaxy Tab 10.1, the specs are fairly run-of-the-mill but it’s a good bargain anyway- the 8GB version costs $329.99 while the 16GB number rings in at a reasonable $349.99, undercutting the 16GB HTC Flyer by $150.
The Acer Iconia Tab A100 plays 1080p movies and can be connected to a TV via its HDMI port, so you can share full HD videos in 1080p resolution. But this does not mean the device plays whatever 1080p clips. In the first place, an HD video must be in a compatible format that Acer Iconia Tab A100 support. Besides, the file size should not exceed 4GB, because Acer Iconia Tab A100 support MicroSD card of FAT and FAT32 formatted USB storage only, and the tablet’s 1GB RAM is not sufficient enough to handle very high bitrate. To ensure that 1080p HD video be played properly on Acer Iconia Tab A100, you’re advised to convert and compress 1080p HD file to H.264 .mp4 video of 1-2GB, which is proved to play on Acer Iconia Tab A100 with pretty good image quality. The following guide tells you how to get 1080p HD Video ready for Acer Iconia Tab A100 playback by conversion.
Required tool: Pavtube Video Converter ($35)
Click for a trial of this Acer Iconia Tab A100 video converter tool, just note that a trial puts watermark across the converted video.
Step 1. Click “Add Video” to load 1080p HD video files, such as MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, TOD, M2TS, MTS, MOD, VOB, TiVo videos you’d like to transfer to Acer Iconia Tab A100. (iTunes protected videos are not supported)
Step 2. Click “Format” and follow “Common Video” to choose H.264 .
Step 3. Click “Settings”, and set video Bitrate to 1500-2500kbps. This will compress a 100min 1080p HD movie to 1.5GB-2GB. Set video Size to 1920x1080 or 1280x720.
Step 4. Press “Convert” to start converting/compressing 1080p HD videos for Acer Iconia Tab A100. After conversion completes click the "Open" button to find the converted files. You can then transfer videos to Acer Iconia Tab A100 from PC via USB connection. Acer Sync (freeware) is recommended for you to sync/transfer files from PC to Acer Iconia Tab A100.
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