Category Archives: AVI Playback

Viewing AVI Movies on Galaxy Note 7 in Best Quality

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 seems not to support AVI video playback. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let’s find it out here to play AVI files on Galaxy Note 7 freely. 
samsung-galaxy-note-7-avi-playbackSamsung Galaxy Note 7 has been released for two months as a successor to the Galaxy Note 5. In terms of specifications, Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) dual edge Super AMOLED display, which must be persuasive that Galaxy Note 7 would be your best choice to play your collection of HD video file with high quality. The only problem is that there is a limit on Galaxy Note 7 video format. For example, we find Galaxy Note 7 seems not to support AVI format. So, how to play AVI on Galaxy Note 7 easily? Continue reading Viewing AVI Movies on Galaxy Note 7 in Best Quality

Transfer AVI to iTunes 12 library on macOS Sierra

This detailed guide will introduce an easier way to convert AVI to iTunes popular formats so that to add and import AVI to iTunes 12 on macOS Sierra for easier playback and syncing.

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iTunes is a wonderful tool to help you organize, play, sync media files among our Apple devices. It always enables you to play MP4, MOV, M4V easily. But when your transfer AVI to iTunes 12 on macOS Sierra, you may find that iTunes will not load .avi files.What to do? How to solve the AVI to iTunes incompatible issues?

In order to open and play AVI clips in iTunes smoothly, I have googled the problem and finally found a quick fix. Well, to successfully import AVI video to iTunes 12 and then transfer AVI video to iPad, iPhone, etc, converting AVI video to iTunes recognized formats is an ideal way. Continue reading Transfer AVI to iTunes 12 library on macOS Sierra

Stream videos (AVI, MKV DTS, MTS, VOB, H.265) from PC to Roku via Plex

With a Roku, you can deliver everything you want to the RV(Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Pandora). The point here is, it can’t stream your personal video library to Roku without the third-party software. Well, with the help of Plex, things can be different. Plex is one of the most effortless ways to enjoy your media on the Roku.

Solution: Stream video from PC to Roku using Plex

Step 1. Set up the Plex Media Server

First you should download and install the Plex Media Server to your PC. Then double click the Plex Media Server icon in your System Tray.

 

After a few seconds, a new tab in your browser will pop up. Here click “+” and you’ll see five options for adding media to your library. Choose a type and click “Next”. Continue reading Stream videos (AVI, MKV DTS, MTS, VOB, H.265) from PC to Roku via Plex

Get Windows Media Player Open and Play AVI files

When importing an AVI file to Windows Media Player, sometimes it returns the error “Unable to open that file.” You may get lost. Well, in order to get AVI and Windows Media Player to play nicely, the codec that a particular file uses must be installed on the computer. If you receive an error message or the video does not display correctly, you may need to install the codec used by the file. However, AVI can contain various video codecs. It’s difficult for you to find and install the codec.

In fact, there is another easy option to use all AVI files in Windows Media Player without problems. The quick workaround is to transcode AVI to Windows Media Player most supported WMV file format and then transfer to WMP for playing. Continue reading Get Windows Media Player Open and Play AVI files

How to Play Video Files on PS3, Xbox 360

Have a PS3 or Xbox 360 and wonder how to play videos files like MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB, MTS, FLV, MOV, etc on PS3, Xbox 360? Seek for the solution from this page now.
 
Xbox 360: Streaming

In typical Microsoft fashion, there are tons of different ways to pull of streaming your video to the Xbox 360—and the only one that’s truly comprehensive, in our opinion, comes from a third party. TVersity is a free UPnP media server that can manage your video and music files anywhere on your PC and stream them out to your 360 over the network. It will also kindly transcode just about any video you can throw at it into a codec your console can definitely read. You might have to install some additional codec packs here and there for Windows but for the most part, you can forget about worrying about codecs with TVersity. This also allows TVersity to handle files not officially supported by the 360, like MKV containers.

1. Grab TVersity here and install it.
2. Click the giant plus sign in the top left corner to “Add Your Media Source” – namely, the folder on your PC with all of your videos.
3. Under advanced options, set your transcoding preferences: “When Needed” will make sure most all of your files play.
4. In the main TVersity menu, select “Start Sharing”
5. On the Xbox 360, TVersity will now appear as a source in the Media blade or under My Xbox -> Video Library in NXE.

Xbox 360: Physical Media

If streaming isn’t for you, and you don’t mind hauling a storage device back and forth between your computer and Xbox, then this is super easy: Insert Flash disk/USB/CD/DVD and browse it with the Media blade or the Video Library section of NXE (under “My Xbox”). Enjoy.

Playstation 3: Streaming

TVersity: Again, Tversity is your friend. It works just as well for the PS3 as it does for Xbox 360 (see above for setup).
With Tversity set up and sharing turned on, just browse to COMPUTERNAME: TVersity in the XMB and you’ll see a listing of all your shared files.

Playstation 3: Physical Media

1. Easy as pie. If you’re using a USB flash or hard disc or an SD or CF card, just dump all of your videos into a folder named VIDEO on the root of the drive and they’ll show up automatically in the XMB.
2. You can also browse the entire drive or disc by pressing triangle and choosing “Display All” to find videos that aren’t in the VIDEO folder.

Editor’s Note: For streaming video files to PS3, Xbox 360, you can also use Microsoft’s own various software like Windows Media Player’s built-in DLNA/UPnP serving capabilities to stream to the PS3, too—but with the same codec funkiness:

In our tests we could not stream Quicktime video at all, and had inconsistent experiences with MP4 files. MPEG-4 and H.264 support are technically supported via third-party WMP codec add-ons, but even with those, we still had trouble—MP4 files tended to play fine on the WMP 11 end, but not show up as browsable on the 360. Somewhat unbelievably, the Xbox 360 team actually recommends you manually rename your unsupported MPEG-4 and H.264 files, adding the “.avi” container extension to fool WMP into playing them. This worked occasionally, but not for every file and was generally inconsistent.

If you need to re-encode a video in a different format because it won’t play, you can also app a video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter. It can help you convert any video files like WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MTS, MPG, TiVo, AVI and more to PS3, Xbox 360 friendly video fast while keeping the high video quality.

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