Follow this simple tutorial to learn how to convert and play MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, MPG, FLV, F4V etc. video files on Sony Xperia Z without format limitations.
The Xperia Z is Sony's flagship phone for this year, and continues the screen size and resolution arms race with its 5in, 1,920x1,080 display which let it be a great portable media player for us to enjoy videos. However, if you have a glance on the main spec of Sony Xperia Z, it's easy to find that Android handset's video format is limited as other Android devices. Thus, if you wanna watch more 1080p/720p movies on your Xperia Z, first you need to encode the videos like AVI, MKV, TiVo, VOB, MPG, FLV, F4V etc to Sony Xperia Z playable format like MP4 and then transfer them to your phone for playback.
In order to successfully play MKV/AVI/VOB/MPG/FLV/F4V and more video files on Sony Xperia Z, you can just get Pavtube Video Converter, an ideal tool to convert almost any video to Xperia Z highly compatible video files with fast speed. Supporting multithreading and batch conversion, this Sony Xperia Z Video Converter works perfectly on converting standard video formats and HD video formats to all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, etc. with smart video editing features. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. The equivalent Mac version is Pavtube Video Converter Mac. Just download the right version and follow the below guide.
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How to Convert MKV/AVI/MPG/TiVo/VOB/FLV/F4V to Sony Xperia Z supported video files
Step 1. Install and Launch Pavtube Video Converter, click "Add Video" icon to import source Video files.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar, follow "Sony > Sony Xperia Tablet S H.264(*.mp4)" The output videos could fit on Sony Xperia Z perfectly.
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means itrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Below is the best video format settings for Xperia Z per my experience:
Sampling rate- 44.1khz
Step 3. Finally, click the big "Convert" button to start encoding videos to Sony Xperia Z. After the process, you can get the result videos ported over to Xperia Z via USB cable.
So there you have it. Pretty simple! In this way, you can easily and fast enjoy 1080p/720p MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, MPG files on Sony Xperia Z without problems.
P.S. If you’re going to transfer Blu-ray/DVD movies and HD videos to your Android or iOS or Window RT/8 based device for playback, you can get Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to encode movies to play on your device smoothly.