The Nexus 7 2rd generation is an excellent and cost-effective tablet. Its great 1,920 x 1,200 LCD IPS panel will give you a wonderful visual enjoyment. Nexus 7 support MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and DivX. And you can also play MKV, MOV, AVI, etc. by installing a video player app such as MX Player from Google Play or Amazon Apps.
So on the Google Nexus, there are 2 ways to watch movies on your Nexus 7.
1. Purchase and download movies from Google Play and Amazon, they are optimized for Android already, the Nexus 7 1 or 2 generation can play them directly, because it use Hard Decoding to play it. This ways doesn’t need much resource of the processor and the battery. But its weak point is can’y play many video formats.
2. Installing a video player such as MX Player or Dice Player which use its own internals to play the video, called “Software Decoding”. It supports almost all video formats, while relies more on the main processor, rather than the hardware decoding, and also need more battery power.
The hardware decoding nick is clearly the best option for video playback, because it does not have restrictions on how big the recording, and doesn’t drain battery just as much, but to be able to have the ability to utilize it, we have to convert the video into the type which the Nexus 7 supported.
Steps on how to fix playback issues and play MKV files on your Nexus 7
Step 1: Download and install Video Converter Ultimate on your computer
Step 2: Import the videos you want to the program
Run the program, and put your video resource into it. You can easily do this by click the “Add Files” or “Load DVD”. And you can also import videos and DVDs by dragging media files directly to the program.
Step 3: Set the profile for your Nexus 7
You have to select a profile before the converting start. Usually you choose a video format profile, like MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. And here, you can select the profile directly by choosing the Device model. As this Video Converter Ultimate has been optimized for most popular device, smartphones and tablets.
Step 4: Start converting the MKV files to MP4
After the output settings done. You may click the biggest “Convert” button to start the conversion process.
Step 5: Connect your device to the computer and transfer the movies to it
Once conversion completed, connect Nexus 7 to the computer and copy the videos over to your device, then you can watch your movies using the build-in video player app without stuttering/freezing/sync issues.