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Getting Movies off of your DVD and onto Google Nexus 7 through a Mac

The Nexus 7 is Google's first tablet, utilizing a 7-inch screen, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor running on the latest Android Jelly Bean OS. It's good for you to surf the internet and play games, meanwhile it’s great for you to watch movies on the go. If you have some DVD movie collections and want to watch the DVD movies on Google Nexus 7, you may have to convert DVD to Nexus 7 supported H.264 or MPEG4 first since the Android 4.1 Tablet doesn't have a built-in DVD drive. To do this, you can follow a simple tutorial below, which mainly shows you how to get movies off of your DVD and onto Google Nexus 7 thru a Mac OS X.

In the first place, in order to backup DVD to Nexus 7 readable format, we'll need to get some help from 3rd-party software. There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your DVDs and let you watch them the way you want to view them. If you're confused about choosing a suitable one and looking for ease of use, I've success using Pavtube's DVDAid for Mac (Alternative Windows Version) to encode DVD to a playable format for Nexus 7.

Frankly, the program can be used as a great DVD to Nexus 7 Converter on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to download and put DVD movies on Nexus 7 Tablet via Mac in just a few clicks.

Step 1. Assuming you've downloaded the Mac DVD Ripper for Nexus 7, the first step is to load your movies from DVD disc to the program. You can also load DVD ISO/IFO and DVD Folders.

Step 2. Choose output format. You can easily find the optimized profile for Nexus 7 under 'Android' > 'Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video(*.mp4)'.

Tip – Click on "Settings" you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. In my opinion, for watching movies on the Android-based Tablet, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Below is best format setting for Google Nexus 7per my experience, you can take it as reference:


Codec- H.264

Resolution- 1280×720

Bitrate- 15000 ~2000kbps

Framerate- 25fps


Codec- AAC

Sampling rate- 44.1khz

Bitrate- 128kbps

Channel- stereo

Step 3. Click the big "Convert" button to start ripping DVD to Nexus 7 MP4 videos on Mac.

After the conversion, just transfer the converted video files to your Nexus 7 from Mac. So there you have it. Pretty simple. In this way, you can watch DVD movies on Nexus 7 and enjoy them on the go.

For Windows users, you can check out a guide here to finish your workflow.


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