A test of the Kindle Fire HDX and how to convert and transfer MKV, Tivo, VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG, M4V and Flash videos to Kindle Fire HDX on Mac.
Kindle Fire HDX Test:
The Kindle Fire HDX suffers from the fate of all slim, small, super-high-resolution tablets, which is so-so battery life. I got 5 hours, 40 minutes playing video with the screen set to full brightness, which doesn’t compare well with the 7 hours, 37 minutes the Nexus 7 turned in on the same test. We reviewed the Wi-Fi-only version of the HDX, which supports 802.11 b/g/n on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Tested side by side with a Nexus 7 against a Meraki 802.11n router, the HDX had slightly better performance than the Nexus 7 did, especially in weak signal areas at the edge of the router’s coverage zone.
Kindle Fire HDX supported file format:
Supported video format: MP4, 3GP, VP8 (video playback at 720p)
Supported audio format: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), MP3, Non-DRM AAC (.m4a), MIDI, OGG, WAV, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Supported document format: AZW, TXT,PDF, MOBI, PRC, DOC, DOCX
Supported images format: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
From the specs above, we can see it clearly that many video formats are not supported by Kindle Fire HDX natively; for example: MKV, Tivo, VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG, M4V and Flash videos, etc. So, how to watch them on Kindle Fire HDX if you happen to have files in these formats?
We have been hunted for solutions of the same questions for quite a while, until we meet this Kindle Video Converter for Mac. This is a professional mac video converting program which is capable of converting MKV, Tivo, VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG, M4V and Flash videos to Kindle Fire HDX supported MP4 video with best video quality and here offers simple mac workflow to convert video for Kindle Fire HDX playback.
FYI: You can reach the Windows version here: Video to Kindle Fire HDX Converter.
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Tutorial: How to transfer MKV, Tivo, VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG, M4V and Flash video to Kindle Fire HDX
Step 1. Run this Video to Kindle Fire HDX Converter; add videos.
You can click the top left two icons to choose import individual videos or the entire folder. Drag-and-drop is also supported.
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Step 2. Choose Kindle Fire HDX MP4.
Click the Format drop-down list, choose “Android>Amazon Kindle Fire HD(*.mp4)” which works well for Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and 8.9-inch. Or you can submit “kindle” in search box at the bottom right corner.
Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).
Your can click “Settings” to free change video size, bitrate, frame rate and others. If you own a 16GB tablet and do not want to keep videos in large size, you can lower the bitrate settings to get video in proper size.
Step 4. Start Conversion.
Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting MKV, Tivo, VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG, M4V and Flash video to MP4 for Kindle Fire HDX. After conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video.
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