Watching videos on the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a pleasure for a number of reasons. Not only that the 10.1-inch screen with aspect ratio of 16:10 provides plenty of display real estate, but the stock video player supports a wide variety of codecs and resolutions. Our MPEG4, DivX and XviD video samples played back smoothly even at 1080p, with seamless rewinding and fast forwarding and without dropping a frame. On top of that, the pop-out play feature is available as well, which keeps the video playing in a separate and resizable window.

But there’re week points as well. The device can’t handle videos of very high bitrate well- when I put some 1080p MKV rips from Blu-ray, it stutters. My other concerning is the storage. 32GB is not enough for HD movie lovers like me, considering that an HD MKV file takes up 8-10GB. Surely you can add a MicroSD card to Galaxy Note 10.1, but it brings a new problem: Android compatible MicroSD cards are FAT32 formatted and will not accept any file over 4GB.

How to downsize the 1080p MKV/AVI/MP4 videos to Galaxy Note 10.1 playable video that suits MicroSD card? And keep the best possible quality? A good solution is using Pavtube Video Converter, which lets you compress HD 1080p movies to Galaxy Note 10.1 optimized videos and downsize them to less than 4GB.

The converter performs faster and supports more variety of source formats than over-majority competitors on market. Even TiVo recordings can be converted to Galaxy Note 10.1 (see how to put TiVo to Galaxy Note 10.1)