Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can’t handle videos of very high bitrate well- when I put some 1080p MKV rips from Blu-ray, it stutters. My other concerning is the storage. 32GB is not enough for HD movie lovers like me, considering that an HD MKV file takes up 8-10GB. Surely you can add a MicroSD card to Galaxy Note 10.1, but it brings a new problem: Android compatible MicroSD cards are FAT32 formatted and will not accept any file over 4GB.
How to downsize the 1080p MKV/AVI/MP4 videos to Galaxy Note 10.1 playable video that suits MicroSD card? And keep the best possible quality? A good solution is using Pavtube Video Converter, which lets you compress HD 1080p movies to Galaxy Note 10.1 optimized videos and downsize them to less than 4GB. The converter performs faster and supports more variety of source formats than over-majority competitors on market. Even TiVo recordings can be converted to Galaxy Note 10.1.
Here’s a Windows-based guide of how to convert 1080p videos and movies to H.264 MP4 for Galaxy Note 10.1.
Step 1. Drag and drop source 1080p MKV/AVI/MP4 video to the 1080p to Galaxy Note 10.1 converter.
Step 2. Click the pull down menu at the opposite side of “Format”, and then choose “Samsung” ->“Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (*.mp4)” format.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start compressing HD videos to Galaxy Note 10.1 friendly format and size.
And you can preview and customize output file size.
To do this, click on "Settings" button. In the pop-up Profile Settings window you can find set settings and check task details. The upper parts shows you the a/v settings you're using. The lower part displays the file information.
In the above image, you can see that the target file size for "Avatar" is 2.4 GB.
File size depends on the bitrate you use. For instance, in this case, I use the defualt bitrate 2000kbps, and it ends up generating a 2.4 GB .mp4 file. If I set video bitrate to 1500kbps, the final file will be 1.8GB in size. If you want smaller file size, set video bit rate down.
When 1080p HD video to Galaxy Note 10.1 conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to find generated 1080p videos on Mac. Now you can sync movies to Galaxy Note 10.1 with Samsung Kies and movies on the slab!
In case that you run a Mac computer, download Galaxy Video Converter for Mac and follow the steps above for converting 1080p HD MOV/MP4/M4V to Galaxy Note 10.1.