The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a wonderful device for enjoying and sharing your multimedia content. The tablet supports HD video content in a wide range of multimedia formats encoded in DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more. To be honest, videos of .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .3gp and .flv can be played back smoothly on Galaxy Tab most of the time. Yeah, most of the time, not all the time. Things happen that you copy a MKV file to Galaxy Tab 7’ and the device will not play it. Why should this happen? Generally, video contents that play correctly on Galaxy Tab tablet must be encoded with correct codec (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264), packaged in correct container format (above mentioned file extensions) and created in correct size, bitrate and framerate (1080p, 30fps at best). Now I’m sure you understand why H.264 encoded MKV video files of 1920*1080 can not be played on Galaxy Tab. Your MKV file is packed into the Matroska container, but the contents are not encoded with supported codecs. In order to make the videos play properly on Galaxy Tab, you need to convert the videos to Galaxy Tab compatible file format and codec.
Pavtube Mac Video to Galaxy Tab Converter is recommended as a best tool for Mac users to complete the Video to Galaxy Tab conversion. This software converts a given video file to the format that will play correctly on your Galaxy Tab and other portable devices and guarantees perfect synchronization. You may download and install trial of the Mac Video to Galaxy Tab Converter and try it out. Step-by-Step guide of converting and transferring Video to Galaxy Tab:
Step 1: Run the Mac Video to Galaxy Tab Converter and import source video files.
To convert Video to Galaxy Tab, you can click “Add Video” to load video source. The Pavtube Video converter supports multiple video formats and codec, such as H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Xvid, TS, AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, TOD, M2TS, MTS, MOD, VOB, TiVo and more.
Step 2. Set an optimal video format for Samsung Galaxy Tab
Although Galaxy Tab supports videos up to 1080p, the 1920*1080 HD formats are not ideal solution for watching videos from Galaxy Tab. Comparing with SD video formats, the HD formats generate much bigger files. A 90min movie could takes up 6-18GB if it is encoded with 1080p HD formats. And you can hardly tell the differences between SD and HD quality when playing on Galaxy Tab. There are visibly differences on a 48’ HDTV, but not on a 7’ Galaxy Tab. So you may click on the pull down menu of “Format”, and then follow “Common Video” to choose > DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 encoded formats.
According to my test, the AVI, MP4, and MKV format work well with Galaxy Tab. 3GP format is not recommended, for this format gives vague image for Galaxy Tab playback. WMV videos plays fine on Galaxy Tab, but it’s not a friendly format for Mac OS. The best format for Galaxy Tab? H.264 encoded MP4 or MKV format must be the top choice. The two clips I tested not only play great on Galaxy Tab, but also take up less disk space. If you also have an iPad, “iPad>> iPad Video H.264 (*.mp4) format” is your top choice, because this format is good for both iPad and Galaxy Tab.
Step 3: Put and play AVI/MKV/MP4/WMV/MOV/M4V videos on Samsung Galaxy Tab
Click "Convert" button to start converting videos to Samsung Galaxy Tab on Mac. After conversion completes you can click the "Open" button to find the converted files. Now the videos are optimized to be friendly for Samsung Galaxy Tab.
- To get higher video quality, simply click “Settings”, find “Bitrate” in Video column, and set it to “high quality” before the video to Galaxy Tab conversion starts.
- To watch HD contents on HDTV from Galaxy Tab, you may choose 1080p video. Just follow “HD Video” and choose DivX HD AVI or MPEG-4 HD MP4 video format. Note 1080p MKV is not acceptable for Galaxy Tab.
- This Mac Video to Galaxy Tab Converter software works with unprotected files only.
- To convert videos, and rip DVD and Blu-ray Disc movie for Galaxy Tab, you may use the all-in-one package of Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.
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