Monday, November 30, 2015

Play 4K videos on Roku 4 or Apple TV 4

Summary: Roku 4 and Apple TV 4 are the best TV streaming devices. No matter which one you get, here you will have no issue of play 4k video on them.

Choosing a streaming device can be a daunting prospect if you're new to the cord cutter lifestyle. There are many great options, but the best strongly depends on what kind of features you need. The Roku 4 or Apple TV 4 is still the best option overall if you want a quality, affordable device with access to Amazon Prime and basic remote voice command features that make your streaming experience more enjoyable. 

Roku has announced the latest version of their video streaming player. Roku 4 comes with a faster quad core processor, supports 4K UHD HEVC and 4K UHD VP9 video playback up to respectively 2160p60 and 2160p30, and includes a new version of Roku operating systems. Roku 4 has its own limited playable formats, so, we can not import all 4k videos to Roku 4 for playback. 

But the new Apple TV is missing the thing important about the future of TV. Unlike other streaming boxes, from competitors like Amazon, Roku, and Nvidia, the new Apple TV, it can’t stream “House of Cards” in Ultra HD 4K. For House of Cards fan who have Apple TV 4, it is really a sad news.

Therefore, if you want to stream some 4K videos such as 4k MXF , 4K MOV, 4K MP4, or 4K XAVC/XAVC-S files to Roku 4 or Apple TV 4 for playback, an 4K to converter is needed.

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If course, this must be under the help of 4K Converter. Among many apps on the market, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review) is the top-ranked one. It can transcode any 4K UHD videos to Roku 4 or Apple TV 4 in MP4, with excellent video quality. In settings window, you can freely adjust the video and audio size, codec, nitrate, frame rate, etc to get more compatible video with Roku 4 or Apple TV 4.

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How can we deal with 4K files for Playback with Roku 4 or Apple TV 4?

Step 1. Import 4K video to HD converter

Download and launch this Mac HD video converter, and click “File” and “Add Video/Audio” to add source videos.

Step 2. Choose Roku 4 or Apple TV 4 supported video format

Choose Roku 4 or Apple TV 4 playable "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video" from "Format" bar drop-down selections.

Step 3. Compress 4K videos (Optional)

Hit the button “Settings” near the format bar, and you’ll brought to the “Profile Settings” interface where you can compress source videos by choosing a smaller video size from the “Size” dropdown list.

Step 4. Convert 4K video to Roku 4 or Apple TV 4

Once everything is settled for conversion, click “Convert” on main interface to make your source videos converted. After conversion, you’ll get the expected and desired video format well accepted by Roku 4 or Apple TV 4.

Step 5. Import converted videos to Roku 4 or Apple TV 4. 

You can find the generated files by clicking "Open output folder" when the conversion is completed. Transfer them to an external USB hard drive and plug the drive into your Roku 4 or Apple TV 4, you will have no difficulty to watch 4K videos on your large screen HDTV via Roku 4 or Apple TV 4.

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