I use DVD catalyst for movie converting on my pc. It has preset formats for specific phones or Android in general. Then I use MX player to play them but that might not be a necessity.
As for transferring, most of the time I just take out my sd card from my phone and plug it directly to my computer. It's a habit of mine because I'm so use to it.
Btw- I'm gonna move this to the Android media sub forum. I hope that's ok. If not, let me know and I'll move it back. I'll send you a PM with the new location.
Have a good one!
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