Make Your Videos Most Suitable for Playing on Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire is a mini-type tablet computer designed and marketed by Amazon.com, derived from Kindle e-book reader. Aside from access to Kindle's e-books, it also has access to Amazon Appstore and allows streaming of TV shows and movies. Thanks to its portability and HD display, Kindle Fire (HD) offers a great experience on watching videos on the go. But not all of the video formats are compatible with Kindle Fire tablet. So what video formats are supported by Kindle and how can we play these Amazon's incompatible video files on Kindle tablets (include Kindle Fire HD 6, Kindle Fire HD 8, Kindle Fire HD 10, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire Kids Edition)? The following will give you the best answer. 

Play video on Kindle Fire

If you have downloaded a 720p, HD (1080P) or even 4K UHD movie in MKV or obtained AVCHD MTS/M2TS movie video copied from Blu-ray discs or recorded by HD camcorders, you need to convert those movies and videos to Kindle Fire supported formats like MP4 and VP8 to avoid formats incompatibility during watching movies on Amazon Kindle Fire (HD).

Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is here to help you convert any video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, MTS, VOB, Tivo, FLV, AVI, etc. to Kindle Fire friendly format with 6x fast conversion speed with retaining vivid images and nearly lossless audio. What's more, you can easily download videos from various video sharing website like YouTube/Vimeo/Twitter for transfferring and playing on Kindle Fire (HD) tablets.

Also, you can download, convert and wirelessly share movies from online sites to other fashionable devices, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad Air 2/Mini 4, Galaxy Note 5/S8/S8+/S7 Edge/S7, Google Nexus 6/Nexus 9, PS3/4/4 Pro, Xbox One S/One/360 etc, with this best video converter. This professional converter also has the function of editing videos. You can trim, crop, rotate, adjust volume, add effects, watermarks and make 3D videos easily. If you are Mac users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

What video formats are compatible with Kindle Fire?

For Kindle Fire (HD)s, they have their own video specs. 

Kindle Fire Content formats Supported: Kindle Format 8 (KF8), Kindle Mobi (.azw), TXT, PDF, unrestricted MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

Kindle Fire Video Formats Supported: MPEG-4 (3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V), WebM, Matroska (MKV)

Kindle Fire Audio Formats Supported: AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV


File format

Video format

Encoding

Video resolution

Total bitrate

3GP
MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 6 Basic)
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Simple@L1)

320 x 240

192

3GP

MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 4)
H.263 
(BaseLine@1.0)

128 x 96

108

3GP

MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 4)
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Advanced Simple@L4)

176 x 144

103

3GP

MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 5)
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Simple@L0) 
(bvop)

176 x 144

40

3GP

MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 4)
H.263 
(BaseLine@1.0)

176 x 144

901

3GP

MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 4)
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Simple@L0)

176 x 144

233

3GP

MPEG-4 
(3GPP Media Release 6 Basic)
AVC/H.264 
(BaseLine@L2.2)

320 x 240

1217

3G2

MPEG-4 
(3GPP2 Media)
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Simple@L0) 
(bvop)

176 x 144

40

MP4

MPEG-4 
(Base Media/Version 2)
AVC/H.264 
(BaseLine@L1.3)

480 x 320

616

MP4

MPEG-4 
(Mobile Version)
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Simple@L0)

176 x 144

119

MP4

MPEG-4 
(Base Media/Version 2)
AVC/H.264 
(High@L4.0) 
(CABAC)

1920 x 816

2425

MP4

MPEG-4 
(Base Media/Version 2)
AVC/H.264 
(High@L4.0) 
(CABAC)

1920 x 1080

5947

M4V

MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 
(BaseLine@L1.3)

320 x 240

685

M4V

MPEG-4
MPEG-4 Visual 
(Advanced Simple@L0)

320 x 240

889

M4V

MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 
(BaseLine@L1.3)

320 x 240

90

WEBM
WEBM
VP8
320 x 240
407
WEBM
WEBM
VP8
492 x 360
693
MKV
Matroska
AVC/H.264 
(High@L5.1)
1920 x 1080
742
MKV
Matroska
AVC/H.264 
(High@L5.1)
1920 x 1080

It is obvious that the best movie video formats for Kindle Fire are MP4 (with MPEG codec), M4V, Webm, 3GP and MKV, and for Kindle Fire and HDX MKV and MP4 (with H264 codec). Among them, MKV is the most common high definition video, MP4 and M4V are applied to Apple, both MP4 and WebM videos can be downloaded from YouTube, and 3GP/3G2 videos are used on 3G mobile phones yet playable on some 2G and 4G phones. And MP4 is highly recommended for its easy availability, high compatibility, great compression rate and especially amazing video quality. If you don't know this format knowledge, you can also convert video format to Kindle Fire (HD) directly by selecting the devices from the format dialog of Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. Just get it now and follow the steps below to make your videos most suitable for playing on Kindle Fire.

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How to Convert the Video to Kindle Fire Format 

Step 1: Add Video Flies

At first, click "Add File" button to load your videos that you want to convert, such as MP4, MKV, WMV, FLV or VOB files. Another way is directly drag and drop your video file to this Kindle Fire Video Converter.

Kindle Fire video format

Step 2. Choose Video Format for Output 

Press "Select Format" icon. Navigate to "Device" tab then select "Others" to find Kindle Fire. You don't need to adjust the video format settings by yourself because this software offers some optimized presets to users. This app will automatically help you make your videos the best suitable for Kindle Fire of any kind. That greatly simplifies your job, doesn't it?

Step 3. Video/Audio Settings 

Click the "Settings" icon and you can adjust the resolution, bit rate, frame rate or other parameters according to your need. If necessary, you can change the audio settings here. 

Kindle Fire video settings

Note: Kindle Fire limits the vertical resolution to a maximum of 1080 pixels and the maximum frame rate to 30 frames per second. In such cases, you may need to convert video formats and change specifications for Kindle Fires (HD, HDX) with different dimensions.

Step 4. Select the Output Folder 

In order to find your converted file easily, you can click the "..." icon to change the folder path before converting them. 

Step 5. Ready to Convert 

After making all settings, click the "Start" button to convert videos to Kindle Fire support format now. You can check the process on the task bar. After conversion, you just click the "Open Folder" option in the main interface to find the output files. Then, transfer them to your Kindle Fire for entertainment.

How to Transfer Video to Kindle Fire HD over USB

  • Connect your Kindle Fire HD to your computer with the USB cable. Your Kindle Fire HD will appear in the same location on your computer that external USB drives appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the Computer or My Computer menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop. If you've set a Lock Screen Password on Kindle Fire HD, you may need to unlock your Kindle Fire HD device before it can be opened on your computer.
  • On Kindle Fire HD drive, double-click Internal Storage.
  • On your computer, locate the converted video files and drag and drop them into the Video folder inside Internal Storage.
  • Safely eject your Kindle Fire HD from your computer so you can start watching the videos.

Another Tip: Kindle Fire (1st Generation) does not support HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). If you need to stream SD/HD movies to Kindle Fire, please try free Dimo Media Server.

Conclusion

By following above steps, you can easily convert your videos to the format for playback on Kindle Fire tablets. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is more than an Kindle Fire video converter, it also supports converting any video format to iPhone, Samsung, Android, Kids tablets, Windows/iOS/Android smartphones and more devices.

How to Convert HD Movies to Kindle Fire

Convert SD/HD/4K Movies (H.265, MKV, AVCHD, MTS) to Kindle Fire or any other popular devices (iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Note (Edge), Windows Phone, PS3/4/4 Pro, Xbox etc,) and general video formats (MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG) by using this fastest video converter – Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.

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