Monday, December 7, 2015

Play 4K recorded Christmas videos on Roku 4

Summary: If you have a Roku 4, a Plex, and a 4K OLED TV. You will absolutely want to transfer the 4K video you just recorded on Christmas Party on Roku 4 via Plex.

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,only the Roku 4 supports video files with 4k resolution. They also must either be encoded with VP9 codec or H.265 codec. You can watch them on any TV hooked to the Roku 4. As 4K camcorder records video with 4k MXF , 4K MOV, 4K MP4, or 4K XAVC/XAVC-S,etc. So, we can not import all 4k videos to Roku 4 for playback.

From we get the get the following media file formats are supported:

  • Video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), on Roku 4 only: H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)
  • Audio – AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); WMA (.ASF, .WMA, .MKV), FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A)
  • Image — JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)

Only supported file types are shown in the Roku Media Player channel. The channel hides unsupported file types.

Multichannel AAC is not supported on all Roku models. Roku TV’s and Roku 4 set-top-boxes do support multichannel decode to PCM stereo.

DTS is only supported via pass through on both Roku set-top-boxes and Roku TV’s. You must connect your Roku player via HDMI or S/PDIF to a TV or receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital or DTS in order to hear videos with audio tracks in those formats.

Some media server software may convert files into Roku compatible formats.

DRM-protected content is not supported.

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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. 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 in H.265 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. If you are a Windows user, please turn to Pavtube HD Video Converter, the same ability as Mac version.

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How to Convert 4K Video to H.265 for Roku 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: Select output file format.

Click "Format" bar, you can choose "H.265 Video(*.mp4)" as the output format from the format list.

Step 3. Compress 4K videos (Optional)

Hit "Settings" on the main interface, you will open the "Parameters" window, here, you can set the output video codec, size, frame rate, bit rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to improve output video quality.

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.

Step 5. Import converted videos to Roku 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, you will have no difficulty to watch 4K videos on your large screen HDTV via Roku 4.

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