Play AVI on MiniX Android Box with Kodi

Have some AVI files stored on your computer local hard drive and wish to access them with the media player apps Kodi installed on your Minix Android box. After install the latest XBMC-Kodi application which has been optimized for the Minix player, you may think that the Kodi app can solve any issues that probably met with the basic and somewhat limited stock player. However, some people complain that they fail to play certain AVI files with the Minix Android box kodi player just as the conditions listed below:

“Hi, new owner of X8-H Plus. 1080p movies (all HD labeled in KODI, H264 codec) play fine. all MPEG encoded do not play (labeled as SD in KODI). only sound. tried all combinations of settings in kodi and minix with regard to adaptive screen resolution and frequency syncing; no dice. Same movies (on NAS, both SMB or NFS shares tried) play fine with android videoplayer (not with MX player). Anybody an idea why and how to solve this? MINIX is connected via Ethernet and all works great, exept the playback of half my movies”

Solutions to fix Minix Android box AVI playback problems

When that happened, first make sure to upgrade your Kodi app to the latest version to see whether it can fix your issues. If the upgrade doesn’t solve your problem, then the issue can be caused due to the incompatible issue. Although the Kodi app for Minix Android box has included native support for AVI file formats, however, it is well known that AVI is a file container file format, which can be encoded with various different compression codec such as Divx, Xvid, DV, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, etc, however, the Kodi app can only handle the following video codecs:
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak.

If the AVI are encoded with any of the unsupported video codec listed above, you will fail to open the AVI files on Minix Android box with Kodi.

Transcode unsupported AVI for Minix Android box playing via Kodi

Here, you can easily fix this codec incompatible issue with a powerful yet simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter – the program has full support for all AVI files encoded with all the unsupported compression codec listed above, you can easily transcode AVI to Minix Android box Kodi app compatible video codec listed above, if the AVI file are encoded with Minix Android box Kodi app not readable audio codec like DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, you can also adjust to produce compatible audio codec in the program’s “Profile Settings” window.

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Tips: For advanced users, you can also adjust other profile settings such as video file size, bit rate, frame rate and audio bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc according to your own needs.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to fix the codec incompatible issues on macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yostemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Convert AVI for Minix Android Box Playing via Kodi

Step 1: Input AVI files into the program.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import unsupported AVI files into the program.

Input AVI files into the program

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Minix Minix Android Box Kodi app best compatible file formats such as “H.264 HD Video” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Minix Android Box supported avi codec

Step 3: Adjust output audio codec.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in audio section, from “Codec” drop-down list, select Minix Minix Android Box Kodi app readable audio codec such as “aac”, you can also adjust other profile settings according to your own needs.

Adjust output audio codec

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to convert unsupported AVI video to Minix Android box Kodi app playable file formats or codec with compatible profile parameters..
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to stream and play converted files on Minix Android box via Kodi media player.