As expected, the 4.7-inch Google Nexus 4 handset is excellent for watching videos – thanks to its large screen real estate, 1280 x 768 high resolution, pleasant color reproduction, and swift performance. Interestingly, it lacks support for video codecs like DivX and Xvid out of the box, but at least it has MPEG-4 and H264 support. It’s attributed to its beefy quad-core processor of course, but beyond that, it executes flawlessly to make the experience lovable. Despite of all the merits, the Nexus 4 is not an ideal HD media player for movie lovers-
Firstly, it lacks support to MKV, MTS, VOB, MPG and many other common video formats;
Secondly, there's not that much space to store your HD movies, with the memory capped at either 8GB or 16GB.
If you’re a great movie fan and have lots of HD MKV files that you’d like to put onto the Google Nexus 4 for watching, a best solution is converting MKV to MP4 while compressing 1080p/720p HD movies into 2GB or smaller. The Pavtube Video Converter is a top choice if you’re looking for a fast and considerate MKV to Google Nexus 4 converter. The software takes advantage of GPU computing to accelerate conversion speed up to 3-5 faster and handles with all kinds of MKV files, including lossless backup of Blu-ray movie. By compressing big MKV 1080p HD files to MP4 videos of 1-4GB in size, it creates Google Nexus 4 ready movies with best possible viewing effect and acceptable file size.
Tip: Windows users can get free Profile Patch for Nexus 4 from here.
How to convert 1080p/720p MKV videos to Nexus 4 optimized MP4
Step 1. Drag and drop 1080p/720p MKV file to Pavtube Video Converter. The software supports batch conversion, and you may add multiple MKVs at a time.
Step 2. Set an optimal video format for Google Nexus 4. Although Nexus 4 supports videos up to 1080p, the device does not have sufficient space to hold 1920*1080 HD videos. Here we suggest you click on “Format” bar, and then follow “Android” >> “Google Nexus 4 H.264 Video (*.mp4)”.
If you’re running Mac, pick up “Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video (*.mp4)” for conversion.
Step 3. Press the big Convert button to start converting 1080p/720p MKV to Google Nexus 4 optimized video.
Step 4. After conversion completes you can click the "Open" button to find the converted files. Now the videos are optimized to be friendly for Google Nexus 4. Just put/transfer videos to Google Nexus 4 for playback.
In case that the default Google Nexus 4 presets don’t work for your needs, you may click “Settings” to set video bitrate, file size, frame rate, audio channel, sampling rate, bitrate, etc. The higher bitrate you set, the better quality you get, and the bigger file size it generates.