Top Video Converter for Google Pixel/XL/2

Pixel and Pixel XL, designed by Google from the ground up, show off the best that the company has to offer, and it's impressive, both in terms of stability, performance, and the overall experience. The Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display sporting a 2560 x 1440 resolution and Pixel is slightly smaller AMOLED display at 5-inches with a lower resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Using AMOLED panels mean they are vibrant and punchy with colours. Both displays are protected by Gorilla Glass 4 so should remain fairly free of scratches producing a better experience in movies/videos playback. Well, this article will focus on how to play HD/4K/8K videos on Google Pixel/Pixel XL and the new-coming Pixel 2.

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Google Pixel File Formats Supported

It is essential to be aware of file formats supported by Google Pixel. Built-in MP4/H.264 player player makes Pixel (XL) natively support MP4, H.264 video files playback. And audios formats by Pixel include MP3, WAV, eAAC.

Besides, the Pixel and Pixel XL are both Daydream-ready, but the larger Pixel XL has a higher-resolution display, which translates to better per-eye density in VR. Therefore both support 3D SBS format with a VR player installed.

Related: iPhone supported video/audio format | TV supported format | VR supported format

How to Play HD/4K/8K Videos on Google Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2

1. Easily Get supported videos and movies to Google Pixel

Note: Only DRM free or unprotected movie/music can be transferred via this method. 

a. How to copy movies from Windows to the Google Pixel or Pixel XL 

Thankfully you don't need any additional software to copy movies from your Windows laptop or PC to your Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone. 

  • First connect your Pixel to your PC or laptop using the bundled USB cable. Make sure that your phone is unlocked so the computer can access its files, and check that the connection type is listed as media or file transfer in the notifications menu. If not, give this a tap to change. 
  • Next, open a Windows Explorer window on your machine. To do this, hit the Windows key and 'E' at the same time. 
  • Click on 'My Computer' (or 'This PC' depending on which version of Windows you're using) and head to the 'Devices and Drives' section – this is where your Pixel phone should appear. 
  • Once your Pixel pops up, double-click the icon to open it up and look for a folder called Movies or Music. Find the media files you want to transfer over to your handset and then simply drag and drop them into the Pixel's Movie/Music folder window. Job done. 

b. How to copy movies from your Mac to the Google Pixel or Pixel XL 

If you're a Mac computer or Macbook user, the first thing you'll need to do is download a handy program called Android File Transfer. Free to download from the Android website, this Mac OS app gives you drag-and-drop convenience for copying files to or from any Android device, including the Pixel and Pixel XL. 

  • Once Android File Transfer is installed on your Mac, grab your Pixel phone and, ensuring that the mobile is on and unlocked, plug it into your Apple computer using the cable that came bundled with the phone. If Android File Transfer doesn't automatically start up, go to Launchpad or the Applications folder in Finder to manually open it. 
  • When Android File Transfer pops up, you'll be shown a list of folders on your Pixel or Pixel XL's internal storage. Look for the Movie/Music folder and double-click to open it up. 
  • From here it's simply a case of dragging and dropping media files from your Mac into the Movie/Music folder in the Android File Transfer window, and they'll automatically be copied across to your Pixel handset. 
  • Once the transfer is complete, just close AFT and you can then disconnect your phone and enjoy your tunes.

2. Enable Google Pixel to play unsupported MKV/AVI/MTS/FLV/MPG/VOB/H.265

Based on Pixel video formats supported, we can learn that it is impossible to directly watch HD/4K/8K movies or videos like MKV (downloaded online), AVCHD MTS/M2TS (recorded by camcorder or copied from Blu-ray discs), H.265 etc, on Google Pixel. In order to play HD/4K/8K videos on Google Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2, it is better to convert those videos to formats Pixel support.

Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is a blazing-fast, intuitive all-in-one media toolkit which lets you rip, backup Blu-ray/DVDs and convert any HD/4K, even 8K videos to Google Pixel with vivid images and high quality audios reaching 6x real time speed thanks to NVDIA CUDA support. Equipped with 150+ video/audio codec, incl. latest H.265/HEVC encoder, this best HD/4K video converter for Pixel can also convert any videos to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, MKV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, MP3, M4A, WAV, M4R, AAC, OGG, AC3, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Kindle, Windows Phone, Microsoft Surface, Xbox, PS3/4/4 Pro, Gear VR, HTC Vive, Daydream VR and so on. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (Mac version) is also available to convert HD/4K/8K videos to Google Pixel or other popular portable devices on Mac without effort at all (OS Sierra and OS X El Capitan included).

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Guide to convert HD/4K/8K Videos to Google Pixel?

Step 1. Add videos: Run the best Google Pixel video converting software; click the "Add File" button to load various video files like .avi, .wmv, .mov, .mkv, .vob, .mpg, etc you need to play on Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2 for conversion. For Tivo files, you need to enter Media Access Key first.

Android video converter

Step 2. Choose output format: Clicking the drop-down list in "Select Format", move the cursor to "Device > Android" and choose Android Tab as the output format for using in Google Pixel

Step 3. Do video/audio setting: In this step, click the "Setting" button and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. For example, to play movies on Google Pixel in full screen, you'd better set the Video size as 1920*1080 perfectly fit Google Pixel's resolution. For 4K videos, you have to downscale 4K to 1080p first.

Android video settings

Step 4. Start the conversion: When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the "Start" button and the program will begin video conversion for Google Pixel immediately. After the conversion process shows in 100%, the conversion is finished. Then, tap the Open button to locate the resulted video. Now, connect Google Pixel to PC to transfer the video files to Google Pixel/Google Pixel XL/Google Pixel 2 for playback on the go.

Besides, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate can share any downloaded 8K, 4K, 720P/1080P HD, 360P SD and 3D movies/videos from torrent video sites and converted files to Google Pixel, other Google models, iPhone/iPad/Android for playback wirelessly.

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