The Galaxy Tab is a lot lighter and is generally more portable and suited to single-handed usage than the iPad, which means the Android tablet can be stored more easily and is better for use whilst on the move, such as on the metro or bus.
Apart from those, the Galaxy Tab has the power to display 1080p HD videos in H.264/MPEG4 formats, and the feature to hook up to TV/HDTV for playing movies stored on it. However, all Android devices have a file size limitaion that the single file on Android devices can't be more than 4GB. So playing HD videos and movies on Galaxy Tab or HDTV/TV via Galaxy Tab TV-Out Cable will be an annoying problem.
To be sure of no problems to watch HD videos on Galaxy Tab or TV, there are lots of factors you have to concern, such as the video format, video quality and video file size. The higher bitrate, the larger file size. After testing several H.264 MP4 files on Galaxy Tab (under 4GB) varying with different bitrates (from 1000 kbps to 30000 kbps), we found that there is no clear difference in the visual effect by using Galaxy Tab's native player.
Tip: If interest, you can download our test files below to verify it by yourself.
From these tests, you will notice that the video bitrate doesn't seriously affect visual effect when playing on Galaxy Tab. So there are other two factors you should concern for Galaxy Tab video playback. That means the file size and video format.
(1) For those unsupported videos, like TiVo, MKV, MTS, VOB, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc, you can use Foxreal Galaxy Tab Video Converter/Galaxy Tab Video Converter for Mac to convert them to H.264/MPEG4 MP4 videos compatible for Galaxy Tab's built-in media player.
(2) For Blu-ray/DVD disc movies, you can use Foxreal Blu-ray/DVD to Galaxy Tab Converter to rip Blu-ray or DVD to Galaxy Tab supported H.264/MPEG4 videos.
If you want to free space of Galaxy Tab, you can set bitrate as 1000 kbps which can help you get the Galaxy Tab supported video file with minimum memory.
If you want to stream videos stored on Galaxy Tab onto your TV, you need to set bitrate to the max but output the single one file under 4GB so that you can watch movies on your TV/HDTV with high quality.
Notice: No matter which method you like, please remember to set the appropriate video bitrate according to your source videos so that each individual converted .mp4 file can't be more than 4GB.
As you see, the guide mainly show you how to get the best format for Galaxy Tab Video Playback by keeping balance between video quality and file size. Hope it helps!
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