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What Computer Files Will Play On My Tablet PC?

Find the best hand held PCs cheaper hereYou eagerly await a file of video, music, photos or text only to find your handheld PC brushes you off with the message “file type not found”.

At Best Buys Compared we know just how frustrating that can be.

So, what computer files will play on a tablet PC out of the box or with the aid of an app? Our handy, at-a-glance tables cover:

Music & audio files  |  Video file types  |  Photo file extensions  |  Text & document files


Tablet PC Music & audio files

If an audio file type is marked as unplayable on particular mobile PC model you may be able to source an app that will allow it to play.

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User nominated recommendations  Apple iPad Mini  Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7 inch handheld PC   Google Nexus 7-2 Tablet PC  Acer Inconia B1  Amazon Kindle Fire HD v2 

Audio files read 

Apple iPad
mini

Samsung Galaxy Tab
3 8.0

Google Nexus 7
v2

Acer Iconia
A1

Amazon Kindle Fire
HD v2

Overall Users' satisfaction rating* 

9.24/10

8.97/10

8.91/10

8.64/10

8.25/10

3GA

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

AAC 

Y

Y

#

# #
Protected AAV (iTunes)

Y

app

app

app

app

AIF

Y

app

app

app

app

AMR

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Apple lossless 

Y

app

app

app

app

FLAC

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

IMY

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

M4A

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

MID

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

MP3 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ogg 

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

OTA

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

RTTL

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

RTX  

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

WAV 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

WMA

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

MXF 

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

XMF

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

Note: You may need to acquire an app to view some of these files

 

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Video File Types For Tablet PCs

Our Best Buys Compared guide: which computer files will play on a tablet PC continues with video & movie file types. A really useful app, available for both Apple and Android tablets is the VLC media player.

Video file types 

Apple iPad
mini

Samsung Galaxy Tab
3 8.0

Google Nexus 7
v2

Acer Iconia
A1

Amazon Kindle Fire
HD v2

Overall Users' satisfaction rating* 

9.24/10

8.97/10

8.91/10

8.64/10

8.25/10

3GP 

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

AAC-LC

Y

app

app

app

app

Apple TV 2 & 3

Y

app

app

app

app

ASF

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

AVI

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

FLV  

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

H264

Y

app

app

app

app

MKV

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

MP4 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

MPEG4

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Motion Jpeg (AVI) 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

MOV

Y

app

app

app

app

WebM

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

WMV

app

Y

Y

Y

Y

Note: You may need to acquire an app to view some of these files

 

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Photo File Extensions Displayed On Handheld PCs & eReaders

Photo file types 

Apple iPad
mini

Samsung Galaxy Tab
3 8.0

Google Nexus 7
v2

Acer Iconia
A1

Amazon Kindle Fire
HD v2

Overall Users' satisfaction rating* 

9.24/10

8.97/10

8.91/10

8.64/10

8.25/10

BMP

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

GIF

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

JPEG

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PNG

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

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eBook, Documents & Text Files Read By Tablet PCs & eReaders

# 

Apple iPad
mini

Samsung Galaxy Tab
3 8.0

Google Nexus 7
v2

Acer Iconia
A1

Amazon Kindle Fire
HD v2

Overall Users' satisfaction rating* 

9.24/10

8.97/10

8.91/10

8.64/10

8.25/10

AZW (Kindle)

Kindle app

Kindle app

Kindle app

Kindle app

Y

DOC

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

DOCX

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

ePUB

Y

Y

Y

Y

app

HTML 4/5

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

MOBI

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PDF

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PRC

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

TXT 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Note: You may need to acquire an app to view some of these files


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