By Bill Rathbone posted Oct 10th 2013
A common question many users (and potential users) face when thinking about a wireless drive like Voyager Air is, “Will it play my video files?” The answer is “Yes, if your files will play in the default player on your tablet or smartphone.” What that really means is that they probably need to be in .mp4 (Android and iOS) or .m4v (iOS only) format.
The good news for users who have lots of video files in other formats (like .avi or .mkv), and want to add them to a Voyager Air video collection, is that a great open source tool is available – for free – to convert those files to .mp4. It’s called “Handbrake,” and you can download the latest version here.
In this post I will show you how to quickly convert a standard-definition .avi file into an .mp4 file that will play well via Voyager Air on both iOS and Android.