Compared with Amazon Kindle Fire, the Google Nexus 7 is much sleeker at just .41 inches thick, putting it just a smidge ahead of the new iPad (0.37 inch), though its overall size and slim heft of just 12 ounces make it ideal for reading one-handed. Nexus 7’s rubberized backing feels great in the hand, and doesn’t detract from the premium feel of the device. Aside from power and volume buttons found on the upper-right, the device relies wholly on Android’s virtual buttons for navigation.
Yes, the Nexus 7 is a nice choice for tablet hunters. Supposed you have great interest in multimedia enjoyment on the tablet, you should care about the media file formats supported by it.
Here is the media formats compatible with the Nexus 7:
Video formats: H.264 AVC, MPEG-4, VP8 and H.263
Audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Vorbis,PCM/WAVE
Image formats:PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, WEBP
So how about playing back other formats like FLV, MKV, etc on Nexus 7? In the case, you can try these two video players: VLC media player and MX player.
VLC Media Player:
At the beginning of July, the VLC was in beta for Android devices. The VLC supports a wide range of video and audio formats like DivX, HD, FLV, etc. Plus, it can play back the video resolution with 480p, 576p, 720p and MKV 720p+ASS.
Note: However, when you check out the supported Android devices, you can find that the Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola Defy, HTC Desire, Nexus one supports the video player. The Nexus 7 isn’t in the list.
MX Player is a video player for Android that can play most popular video formats, including those not natively supported by your phone (via software decoding) and supports subtitle formats such as SRT, ASS, and SAA, as well as built-in subtitles for formats like MKV, MPV, and MOV.
Note: Has bad compatibility with HD video with 720p as 1080p clips.
In addition, if the above two programs can’t work for you or you prefer an alternative, you can try the video player for Nexus 7 (Nexus 7 Video Converter), which can easily convert almost any video file formats like MTS, M2TS, FLV, MKV, 1080p, etc to MPEG-4 for Nexus 7. Its Mac version-Mac Video Converter for Nexus 7 is also available.
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