How to Convert AVI, MP4, MOV and DVD to Kindle Fire

Part 1: Play AVI, MOV, DVD etc. on Kindle Fire

Connect Kindle Fire to MacKindle Fire, as the biggest competitor with iPad which is the hottest tablet nowadays developed by Apple, now has caught more and more attention with its low price, excellent design, high capability, 7” color multi-touch display and more. Regarded as one of the most valuable tablet, kindle fire earns more and more fans. Just like the iPad, Kindle also is a good choice for customers to watch movies, play games and more while old kindles are famous in reading books. And well, kindle Fire also has its own falling grade in video formats. According to the product sheet, Kindle Fire accepts these file formats:

Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

This means, if you happen to have some videos in AVI, MOV, AVCHD, WMV etc. you are unable to transfer them to your new Kindle Fire for use only if you convert your file format to the compatible one with Kindle. And also, if you have some DVD movies and wanna play them on this Amazon tablet, you need to rip DVD to Kindle Fire file first.

This kind of video conversion is not a tough work. Here you will learn the easiest and quickest solution. To convert media files in AVI, MOV and more or DVD to Kindle fire on Mac (Mountain Lion included), iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac is used. This Mac app supports converting any video in all popular formats and any DVD at ultra-fast conversion speed. Here is how it works (take AVI to Kindle Fire MP4 conversion for example):

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Download the Kindle Fire Converter for Mac and add files

Download the Mac app and launch it. Then open the Media Browser by clicking the button at the top right corner. In Media Browser, find the original videos or DVDs and drag them to the item tray. Or you can directly drag the originals to the Kindle Fire Converter for Mac from your desktop.

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Choose the compatible format

In the format tray, go to Video category and choose an output format according to the Kindle Fire format requirement. MP4 is highly recommended because it’s widely used online and offline.

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Start to convert AVI, MOV, DVD etc. to Kindle Fire on Mac

Click the Convert button and the Mac iMedia Converter Deluxe will finish the rest automatically. After the conversion, transfer the converted files to your Kindle Fire. See part 2.

Part 2: Connecting Kindle Fire to Mac and transfer files to Kindle Fire

1. Plug the Kindle Fire to your Mac via USB and unlock the device;

2. The Kindle Fire appears as an external storage drive on your Mac desktop, click to open it. While using as an external drive, you can’t do other things directly on the device.

3. Drag the converted files to the possible content folder of your Kindle Fire like Music or Pictures.

4. After the transferring, hit on Disconnect button on your Kindle Fire and unplug it.

Matt Dredger
Can you help me, I have successfully transferred an MP4 video to my kindle, but the kindle does not display the artwork and or the file name. So if I have lots of videos to view on the Kindle I cannot distinguish which one is which.
For converting video, iMedia Converter also works. There is still not preset Kindle Fire profile in the list, but you can customize yourself. To do so, click the Format icon on the right side of every item and click Customize in the resulting dialog. After input the name e.g. Kindle Fire, click the Option button to specify video settings.
Can I do this with iMedia converter (not deluxe)? What are the best settings to use? I was told that the Kindle fire settings should be: \"Make sure that each video conforms to the size best suited for the Kindle Fire. The specs that worked best for me: MPEG-4, a 624-by-252-pixel frame width, a 757-kbps data rate, and 24 frames per second (admittedly, not high-def).\" But I can\'t figure out how to do this within iMedia Converter.
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