Tricks for playing back AVI videos properly on Sony Tablet S via Mac
Packed with 9.4″ inch touch screen with 1280*800 resolution, the Sony Tablet S is good for movie playback. Morover, it is DLNA-certified, which means you don’t even have to transfer movies to the Tablet S. Using DLNA, you can share, view and transfer personal video, photos and music and more to your DLNA compatible PC, TV or speakers. However, video file support out of the slate is MPEG-4, H.264, H.264 with no sign of support for any other common formats. So playing AVI videos on the Sony Tablet S will be a big problem.
To enjoy AVI video files on Sony Tablet S, you need ensure the videos are compatible with your tablet. A top AVI to Sony Tablet S Converter for Mac will do a great favor for you, which can help you fast convert any AVI to Tablet S MPEG-4/H.264/H.263 video format so that you could watch avi files on the Android Tablet without problems. PavTube Sony Tablet S Video Converter for Mac might be your best choice. You may download and install trial of the Mac Video to Sony Tablet S Converter and try it out.
Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to convert AVI to MP4 H.264 for Sony Tablet S on Mac OS X:
Step 1: Run the Mac AVI to Sony Tablet S Converter and import AVI video files into the Mac program. Besides AVI, the Sony Tablet S Video converter for Mac OS supports multiple video formats and codec, such as H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Xvid, TS, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, TOD, M2TS, MTS, MOD, VOB, TiVo and more.
Step 2. Set an optimal video format for Sony Tablet S
Click on the pull down menu of “Format“, and then follow “Common Video” to choose > DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 encoded formats.
Hint: Although Sony Tablet S supports videos up to 1080p, the 1920*1080 HD formats are not ideal solution for watching videos from Tablet S. 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 the Sony Tablet. There are visibly differences on a 48′ HDTV, but not on a 9.4′ Sony Tablet S.
According to my test, the AVI, MP4, and MKV format work well with Sony Tablet S. 3GP format is not recommended, for this format gives vague image for Tablet S playback. WMV videos plays fine on Sony Tablet S, but it’s not a friendly format for Mac OS. The best format for SONY Tablet S? H.264 encoded MP4 or MKV format must be the top choice. The two clips I tested not only play great on the Android Tablet, but also take up less disk space.
Step 3: Convert AVI to H.264 MP4 for Sony Tablet S on Mac OS X by clicking on “Convert” on the easy-to-use AVI to Tablet S Converter’s main interface.
Once get the converted files, you can copy them to Sony Tablet S and enjoy movies on the Android Tablet.
Small Useful Tips:
1. To get higher video quality, simply click “Settings”, find “Bitrate” in Video column, and set it to “high quality” before the video to Sony Tablet S conversion starts.
2. To watch HD contents on HDTV from Tablet S, 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 the Sony Tablet.
3 .This Mac Video to Sony Tablet Converter software works with unprotected files only. If you want to convert DRM protected video and audio files like .mp4, .wmv, .m4v, .asf, .mov, .wma, .mp3, .m4a, etc to Tablet S, you may try PavTube ChewTune.
4 .To convert videos, and rip DVD and Blu-ray Disc movie for Sony Tablet S, you may use the all-in-one package of Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.
Hope the stream/watch/play AVI videos on Sony Tablet S via Mac OS guide will be some of help.