The Google Nexus 7 has an amazing screen, and is portable enough with a good enough battery to be used as an in-flight entertainment system.
To watch videos on your Google Nexus 7, you’ll want to follow these steps…
First, you need a decent video player. These two seem to be the best:
I’d recommend trying both, since some videos might work in one but not the other.
Copying videos to your Nexus
- Plug your Nexus into your computer
- It should show up in My Computer (as “Nexus” or “Android” or something similar)
- Open up that folder
- You should see a bunch of folders there already (things like “android”, “Alarms”, “DCIM”, etc)
- Create a new folder “Movies” (if it doesn’t exist):
- Click File > New Folder
- Name it “Movies”
- Find the movies you want to copy via My Computer
- Select them all, then copy:
- Click + Drag / Ctrl+Click files
- Edit > Copy
- Go back to the “Movies” folder on your Nexus
- Edit > Paste
- When complete, “Eject” your Nexus
Watching the movies on DicePlayer
- Open DicePlayer
- Open the left-hand menu by touching the icon in the top-left
- Select “+ Add Folder”
- Find the “Movies” folder:
- “storage” > “sdcard0” > “Movies”
- Hit “Ok”
- Select “/storage/sdcard0/Movies” from the list under “Local” (should be the last one)
- Close that side menu by touching the greyed out area
- Your movies should be visible
- Tap to play!
Watching the movies on MX Player
- Open MX Player
- You should see the “Movies” folder with a tag “NEW” next to it
- Open this folder
- Tap to play!
- If you don’t see the “Movies” folder, Tap the refresh button at the top (the circular arrows)
I’d highly recommend testing every video you copy in one of the players – you only need to make sure it plays both video and audio, then move on to the next for each one. There’s nothing worse than getting on a plane, then realizing the video you were looking forward to wont work.
On that note, if you are flying, I recommend actually watching some videos on the Nexus a few times before the flight date. This is just so you get used to using it, in case there are any quirks you need the internet to help fix!