Best Playback Video/Audio Format for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

John Salley

Oct 31, 2014 03:01 am / Posted by John Salley to Android, Video

Google finally unveiled major updates to its device lineup, with a new smart phone, tablet and set-top box shipping next month alongside the next Android version, now called Lollipop. As with previous Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 smart phone and Nexus 9 tablet will provide “pure” Android experiences. The big news here—ahem—is of course the screen of Nexus 6, a 6-inch unit (same size as the Nokia Lumia 1520) with a stunning Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution. While Nexus 9 is an 8.9-inch unit with a super-high-res 2048 × 1536 resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Google Nexus 6/9

From these specs, you may surely figure out that it will be amazing to play video and audio files on Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. It’s much more portable than laptop while delivering the same good quality. However, it can get pretty frustrating when some of the video/audio files just don’t seem to playback very well or not recognized by your Google Nexus 6/9 at all. Therefore, a thorough understanding of Nexus 6/9 supported file formats is necessary. Check it out.

Part 1: Google Nexus 6/9 Supported Formats

Nexus 6 Video Formats Supported:


Nexus 6 Audio Formats Supported:


Nexus 9 Video Formats Supported:


Nexus 9 Audio Formats Supported:


Among the formats above, MP4 is highly recommended for its easy availability, high compatibility, great compression rate and especially amazing video quality.

Google Nexus 6/9 not supported format:

Video: Blu-ray, DVD, ISO/IFO files, MKV, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI with most codec, M4V, MOV, FLV, VOB, MTS, M2TS, ASF, 3GP, NSV, RMVB, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, etc.

Audio: M4A, AC3, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, M4B, M4R, MP2, MPA

Part 2: Best Video Setting for Your Google Nexus 6/9

As shown above in Part 1, you can mainly import and playback video files that are either in the form of an MP4, H.264 or H.265. However, the best video format for your Nexus 6/9 is still an MP4 paired with the H.264 video codec and AAC audio.

The best video setting for the Google Nexus 6/9: resolution, frame rate, bit rate, channel, etc.

Video Settings

Encoder: H.264
Resolution: 1920*1080
Frame Rate: 24fps or 30 fps
Bit Rate: 2000 kbps ~ 5000 kbps

Audio Settings

Encoder: AAC
Channel: Stereo or Mono
Sample Rate: 44100Hz or 48000Hz
Bit Rate: 128 kbps

Part 3: Solve video playback issues with Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Nexus device supports only videos in limited formats. If you have downloaded any video files that are not supported by Nexus 6/9, try out the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which will not fail you. Not all video tools like this all-in-one program offer so many video editing options in this full-features and powerful video converter.

Nexus Ultimate Converter

Overall, it can transcode any HD videos, DVD and Blu-ray and output videos and audios easier playable on Google Nexus 6/9, and then you can copy converted movies to Nexus 6/Nexus 9 for watching. Before converting, you can edit videos by trimming, cropping, splitting videos, add text/image/video watermark as copyright protection, and attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment. Support perfect audio and video synchronization. The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch video conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. Moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

The workflow is honestly that simple and straightforward. Give it a go.

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Wish the reader have a nice day.

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