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Upload 4K Video from iOS to YouTube on Mac

Category : 4K Share

The iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7/7 Plus and the iPad Pro have the ability to shoot video at a 4K resolution video with 4x times more pixels than a normal Full HD video. After the recording, you can either upload the 4K video with the iOS YouTube uploader directly from your iOS devices or transfer the 4K video to your iPhone and then post the 4K video with the YouTube app on Mac computer. The following article will walk you through 4K YouTube uploading process in those 2 different ways with detailed information.

Upload iOS 4K to YouTube

Upload 4K videos to YouTube from iOS

When the 4K shooting is completed, a lot of people try to upload the 4K video directly from photos iOS to YouTube, but the video resolution will always drop to standard just as the condition listed below.

“My iPhone vids are always in 720p even though I’m recording in 4K (I have checked my settings multiple times and it is set to 4K). I also selected “HD” before uploading. Any idea why everything is downgraded to 720p? It would seem the Photos to YouTube is limited to 720p and I would need to use iMovie in order to upload in 4K. Is that really the case?”

The fact is that although the native iOS YouTube uploader will allow you to upload 720p and 1080p videos to YouTube without a problem, but when you try to upload a 4k video, it only gives you the “standard definition” option. Therefore, for those people who insist on uploading 4K video from iOS to YouTube, the best workaround for this is to use iMovie to upload the video. After you record the 4K video, just load it up in iMovie, select the upload to YouTube option, and you’re all set.

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Upload iOS 4K Video to YouTube on Mac

Best uploading formats and settings for YouTube

Different from iOS YouTube uploader, the YouTube app on your Mac does accept 4K video uploading. To ensure a smooth and high quality YouTube 4K video uploading experience, the iOS recorded 4K video meet the following standards.

Container: MP4

Video codec: H.264
Progressive scan not interlacing
High Profile
2 consecutive B frames
Closed GOP. GOP of half the frame rate.
CABAC
Variable bitrate, no bit rate limit required, though we offer recommended bit rates below for reference,
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0

Audio codec: AAC-LC
Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1
Sample rate 96khz or 48khz

Frame rate and bit rate to view 4K uploads on 4K TV with YouTube
SDR uploads
24/25/30 fps standard frame rate – 35-45 Mbps
48/50/60fps High Frame Rate – 53-68 Mbps
HDR uploads
24/25/30 fps standard frame rate – 44-56 Mbps
48/50/60fps High Frame Rate – 66-85 Mbps

Resolution and aspect ratio

YouTube uses 16:9 aspect ratio players. If you’re uploading a non-16:9 file, it will be processed and displayed correctly as well, with pillar boxes (black bars on the left and right) or letter boxes (black bars at the top and bottom) provided by the player.

Time and file size limitations for YouTube video upload

Size: Make sure you’re using an up-to-date version of your browser so you can upload files greater than 20GB. The maximum file size you can upload to YouTube is 128GB.
Length: By default, you can upload videos that are up to 15 minutes long, but you can upload longer videos by following the steps below to verify your account.
1. go to the upload page at youtube.com/upload.
2. At the bottom of the page, click Increase your limit. You can also go directly to https://www.youtube.com/verify.
3. Follow the steps to verify your account. You can choose to receive a verification code through a text message on a mobile phone or an automated voice call.
4. Once you’ve verified your account, you can upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes long.

Upload iOS 4K to YouTube on Mac with best format and settings

The iOS devices recorded 3840×2160 4K video at 30fps in MP4 or MOV format with H.264 or MPEG-4 compression codec. If you encounter any uploading issue due to the format or settings incompatible issues, you can turn to help from Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review), which not only facilitates you to wrap iOS 4K H.264 MOV to YouTube best favorable H.264 MP4 format, but also gives you the chance to flexibly adjust other uploading profile parameters to out YouTube compatible uploading settings including audio codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, channels, sample rate, etc listed above.

Trim/Split/iOS 4K video

If the iOS 4K video is longer than 15 minutes, you can shorten the video length with the trimming function to cut off unwanted parts from the video. If the iOS 4K video is over than 20GB, you can split the large file into small segments by file size, count or length.

How to Smoothly Upload iOS 4K Video to YouTube on Mac with Best Quality?

Step 1: Load iOS 4K video into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import iOS 4K video into the program.

Load iOS 4K video

Step 2: Output Youtube best uploading format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, choose YouTube best compatible uploading format from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.

Step 3: Tweak encoding settings for YouTube upload.

Click “Hit “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them YouTube.

Step 4: Trim/Split iOS 4K video.

Trim video length

In the video editor window, choose the “Trim” tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set to reduce video length to no more than 15 minutes for YouTube uploading.

Trim 4K video

Split large file into small pieces

Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the iOS 4K file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split 4K

Step 5: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert iOS 4K video to YouTube best uploading formats and settings.

When the conversion is completed, you can smoothly upload and share iPad Pro/iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7/7 Plus recorded 4K video on YouTube with best quality.

Further Reading:
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How to Convert Video to YouTube Supported Video Formats on Mac
Upload H.265 Video to YouTube
Fix YouTube Video Not Uploading Problems
Upload Sony/Panasonic/Canon 4K MXF to YouTune/Vimeo/Facebook
Upload DJI Inspire 1/1 Pro 4K to YouTube with Best Uploading Settings
Compress Video for Email Sending and YouTube Uploading


Play 4K Blu-ray on LG 4K TV via Plex Media Server

Category : 4K TV (TV Box)

LG’s 4K UHD TV delivers four times the resolution of a standard HD TV, offering a bigger, bolder and more lifelike TV viewing experience. For those people who want to get the best possible   picture and sound quality on LG 4K TV, 4K Blu-ray disc can be your best choice. The following article will show you how to stream and play 4K Blu-ray on LG 4K TV via Plex Media Server.

lg 4k tv

Which LG 4K TV models are supported by Plex?

The Plex TV is available on LG television models that runs the following software:
NetCast (2013 models)
webOS Lite
webOS 1.0
webOS 2.0
webOS 3.0

Therefore, if you own a 2017 LG UHD TV than runs webOS 3.5, you will get no chance to stream local video to LG 4K TV via Plex Media Server. The good news is than many 2016 released LG 4K TV which runs webOS 3.0 are all Plex app compatible.

Is it possible to stream 4K video to LG 4K TV via Plex?

Obviously, you can’t directly stream 4K Blu-ray to LG 4K TV via Plex, but are you allowed to stream 4K video to LG TV via Plex. The answer is still negative. Although LG Ultra HD TV itself can playback 4K video with resolution up to 4096×2160 using the format of H.264 or HEVC, however, currently, Plex only supports 4K streaming on TiVo Roamio & Bolt (Series 6) devices, 2016 Tizen-based Samsung models as well as VIZIO televisions. Therefore, if you insist on to streaming 4K video to LG 4K TV via Plex Media Server, you will need to compress 4K to 1080p.

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Rip and compress 4K Blu-ray to LG 4K TV via Plex

Supported streaming format by LG 4K TV via Plex

H.264 1920×1080@60P BP/MP/HP@L4.2 20Mbps
HEVC 1920×1080@60P MP@L4.1, Main10 Profile@L4.1 20Mbps

Here, you can get LG 4K TV compatible streaming formats listed above with our remarkable 4K Blu-ray Ripper program – Pavtube ByteCopy, which facilitates you to rip not only 4K Blu-ray disc but also raw Blu-ray files like 4K BDMV folder and 4K ISO image file to LG 4K TV readable HD H.264 or H.265 file formats. Besides that, you can also adjust output profile parameters such as file resolution as 1920×1080, frame rate as 60 fps, video bit rate as 50Mbps in the program’s profile settings window to make them fit with LG 4K TV best playback settings.

Tips: For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform (get Mac version). In addition, the windows version of this program supports up to 6x H.264 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD APP technology and u to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

Step by Step to Rip and Compress 4K Blu-ray for LG 4K TV Playing via Plex

Step 1: Load 4K Blu-ray disc.

Insert the 4K Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a 4K Blu-ray drive, you will need to purchase an external USB 4K Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import 4K Blu-ray folder or 4K Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load 4K Blu-ray disc

Tips: Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” option so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding video to H.264 or H.265/HEVC codec.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select LG 4K TV compatible HD fil format for Plex streaming. You can either choose “H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” or “H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)” video under “HD Video” main category.

Choose LG 4K TV supported HD format

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can adjust the output video resolution as 1920×1080, frame rate as 60 fps, video bit rate as 50Mbps under video section window.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from 4K Blu-ray to LG 4K TV playable HD H.264 or H.265 MP4 HDR format encoding and compressing process.

When the conversion is completed, add converted files to Plex Media Server, install Plex Media Server on your LG 4K TV for enjoy converted HD Blu-ray movies on LG 4K TV with perfect quality.

Further Reading:
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Play 4K HDR on Sony 4K HDR TV via Plex Media Server

Category : Hot Topics

The new Sony 4K TV offers a much wider range of contrast, color and detailed with the advanced High Dynamic Range technology. This article will show you how to find 4K HDR content for streaming and playing on Sony 4K HDR TV via Plex Media Server.

Sony HDR 4K TV

How to find 4K HDR content?

Content has to be mastered for HDR in order to work with the standard. In other words, both the source, and the TV have to be HDR compatible. Luckily, with the advent of Ultra HD Blu-ray and advancements in online streaming from Netflix and Amazon, content creators will be able to deliver HDR content more easily. 

How to Watch 4K HDR content?

To watch Ultra HD Blu-ray HDR content, the most direct way is buying a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player such as Xbox One S. To view 4K HDR content from Netflix or Amazon, around 2.5Mb/s will be required to added to a consumer’s broadband, versus the 12Mb/s or so of extra broadband speed you need to enjoy 4K over HD. In addition, your TV must also comply with the HDMI 2.0a standard.

Stream 4K HDR content to Sony 4K HDR TV via Plex

For those people who are looking for a more economical way to stream and view 4K Ultra Blu-ray on Sony 4K HDR TV or don’t have fast enough Internet speed for streaming 4K HDR Netflix or Amazon video, you can rip 4K Blu-ray or download and convert Neflix or Amazon 4K HDR content to Sony 4K HDR TV compatible file formats for streaming via Plex Media Server.

It would be a great hassle to find one program to rip 4K Blu-ray disc and another program to convert Netflix or Amazon downloaded video. Here, a combo function of 4K Blu-ray Ripper and 4K Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to you. The program has full support for both 4K Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder/ISO image file and also Netflix or Amazon downloaded unsupported 4K HDR content in various different file formats to Sony 4K HDR TV readable 4K HDR formats like 4K HEVC. To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to make a balance between the video quality and the file size.

Tips: Although Plex Media Server has the ability to automatically transcode the video for you. However, as 4K transcoding process is very can be CPU intensive and also uses temporary disk storage for the converted media, therefore, if your CPU is not powerful enough or your boot drive is very small, it would be much ideal for you to use a third-party program to perform a codec transcoding process instead of directly using the video streaming app to perform the transcoding process.

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Change output video aspect ratio for Sony 4K HDR TV

If the Ultra HD Blu-ray HDR movie or downloaded Amazon or Netflix 4K video use an aspect ratio that doesn’t match with your Sony 4K HDR TV display screen aspect ratio, you can change output video aspect ratio to make it adapt with your TV using the program’s built-in crop function.

Tips: For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform (get Mac version). In addition, the windows version of this program supports up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

How to to Rip 4K Ultra Blu-ray or Netflix/Amazon 4K for Sony 4K HDR TV Viewing via Plex?

Step 1: Load 4K Blu-ray or Netflix/Amazon 4K video.

Start the application on your computer. For loading Netflix/Amazon 4K videovideo, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” (batch load multiple files) option. For loading 4K Blu-ray disc, Insert your 4K Blu-ray disc into your computer’s optical drive , hit “File” >  “Load from disc” option.

Load 4K Blu-ray or Netflix/Amazon 4K video

Tips: Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” option so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding video to H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 3: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, pick Sony 4K HDR TV supported 4K HDR format “H.265 Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Sony 4K HDR TV supported 4K HDR format

Tips: Click “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” window, here you can flexibly adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them Sony 4K HDR TV.

Step 4: Change output video aspect ratio

Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, you can choose Sony 4K HDR TV accepted aspect ratio. Once you select a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Change output video aspect ratio

Step 5: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from 4K Blu-ray to Amazon/Netflix 4K video to Sony 4K HDR TV playable 4K H.265 MP4 HDR format encoding process.

When the conversion is completed, add converted files to Plex Media Server, install Plex Media Server on your Sony 4K HDR TV for enjoy 4K HDR content on Sony 4K HDR TV with perfect quality.

Further Reading:
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How to Convert and Play Unsupported 4K Video on Sony 4K TV?
Enjoy 4K Video on LG UHD TV from USB Drive
Sony/Samsung/Panasonic/LG 4K TV Supported Video/Audio File Formats


Stream Netflix 4K Video to Chromecast Ultra

Category : Hot Topics

Netflix 4K video on Chromecast Ultra not show 4K UHD options (have a 4K UHD TV)

“I just got an LG B6 (4K tv that is HDR 10 and Dolbyvision compatible) and a Chromecast Ultra. I try to stream Netflix downloaded 4K video through the Chromecast Ultra but it does not detect and display 4K UHD options. It does show 4K UHD options in the LG smart TV app. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?”

Chromecast Ultra

How to stream Netflix downloaded 4K video from computer to Chromecast Ultra?

The new Chromecast Ultra supports up to 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR) for stunning quality, you can get brilliant images and vibrant colors when streaming 4K content via Chromecast Ultra to 4K Ultra HD TV. Although you can directly stream video via Chromecast Ultra to your 4K TV via Netflix video apps, however, streaming 4K content requires a 25Mbps or faster downstream internet connection, which is faster than most people have at the moment. Therefore, for those people who don’t have a fast Internet connection, it would be much ideal for you to stream Netflix downloaded high quality 4K video to Chromecast Ultra via local network. The following article will show you how to stream local Netflix 4K video to Chromecast Ultra.

Apps to stream local Netflix video to Chromecast Ultra

Videostream app

The Videostream app is a Chrome app that you can use it for free. You can download it from the Chrome Web Store. After installing and launching it, you can then pick a video file from your computer local and select the Chromecast Ultra you want to stream to.

MP4 is the most compatible file type you can use, as it’s supported by the Chromecast Ultra natively. But Videostream actually supports practically any media file type. If necessary, Videostream will automatically transcode the file when it streams it to your Chromecast Ultra.

Plex Media Server

Plex is a popular media server solution that has integrated Chromecast Ultra support and you can open the Plex web app in Chrome Ultra and then you’ll be able to cast video and other media files directly to your Chromecast Utra. Your Chromecast Ultra will stream the media to the 4K TV via your Plex Media Server.

Verdict: If you have just a few videos to watch now and then, Videostream will be adequate for you. But if you want to set up a full-blown home media server, Plex will be the best choice.

Play unsupported Netflix 4K video on Chromecast Ultra

The 4K video downloaded from Netflix 4K video can be in various different file formats such as 4K H.265, 4K AVI, 4K WMV, 4K MOV, 4K MKV, etc, however, Chromecast Ultra only handle 4K H.264 High Profile MP4 video. To get any Netflix 4K video played on Chromecast Ultra via Videostream app or Plex Media Server, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. Although both Videostream app or Plex Media Server has the ability to automatically transcode the video for you. However, as 4K transcoding process is very can be CPU intensive and also uses temporary disk storage for the converted media, therefore, if your CPU is not powerful enough or your boot drive is very small, it would be much ideal for you to use a third-party program to perform a codec transcoding process instead of directly using the video streaming app to perform the transcoding process.

Here, a fast and simple to use application 4K video conversion app – called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to you, the program can comprehensively encode Netflix downloaded 4K video in various different file formats to Chromecast Ultra compatible 4K H.264 High Profile MP4 video. For Windows users, you can get a fast H.264 codec encoding with our program as long as your computers runs on a Nvidia Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA and AMP App tehchnology.

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Adjust output video profile parameters

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust to output Chromecast Ultra readable audio formats including AAC, MP4, WAV, etc or adjust other settings such as resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

If the downloaded Netflix 4K video uses an aspect ratio that doesn’t match with your TV display screen aspect ratio, you can change output video aspect ratio to make it adapt with your TV using the program’s built-in crop function.

Tips: For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform (get Mac version). In addition, the windows version of this program supports up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA and AMD App technology.

How to Convert Netflix 4K Video for Chromecast Ultra Streaming to 4K TV?

Step 1: Load Netflix 4K video.

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 Load Netflix 4K video files into the program.

Load Netflix 4K video

Tips: Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding video to H.264 or H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select Chromecast Ultra supported 4K H.264 file format by following “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.

Output Chromecast Ultra supported 4K formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” window, here you can flexilby adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them Chromecast Ultra.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Change output video aspect ratio

Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, you can choose Instagram accepted 16:9 aspect ratio. Once you select a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Change output video aspect ratio

Step 5: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from 4K Netflix video to Chromecast Ultra playable 4K H.264 High Profile MP4 format encoding process.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to follow the steps listed below to stream 4K video to Chromecast Ultra via Videostream app or Plex Media Server.

Further Reading:
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How to Setup and Use Chromecast to stream your content to TV
How to Stream Local Video to Chromecast from Windows/Mac/Android
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Chromecast Supported File Formats – Best Video Formats for Chromecast Streaming
How to Stream ISO Files with Chromecast to TV?


Stream Netflix 4K Movies on 1080p Projector

Category : Hot Topics

Summary: You can easily stream Netflix 4K Movies on 1080p Projector with perfect quality by downscaling Netflix 4K to 1080p with the tool below.

Is it possible to stream Netflix 4K on a 1080p projector?

“Why? To have an “upscaled” effect on content maybe? Connecting a computer, and playing back 4K content on my 1080p projector was noticeably nicer. Assuming everything is HDCP 2.2, etc. Would it be possible to load 4k netflix content, and have the shield set to output 1080p? Or is this just silly… Maybe I should look at other options to get an upscale effect… 4k projectors are still a bit expensive… Hm.”

Stream Netflix 4K on 1080p Projector

How to show Netflix movies on a projector?

In order to show Netflix movie on your projector, first hook your projector to your computer. Make sure that it is a projector that is compatible with a computer. You also need a visual cable and an audio cable and the cable should plug into the back of your computer and into the front or back of the projector. Then, aim the projector at a projector-screen on a blank or white wall. Turn the projector on to be sure that the light from the projector hits the projector-screen. Adjust the placement of the projector to ensure that the light is hitting the projector-screen or the wall you intend to use to show your Netflix video. Turn on your computer, and you should see your desktop, or whatever is currently displayed on the screen of your computer, on the projector-screen. In order to use Netflix to show a video, you must have an Internet connection. This is because you have to play the Netflix video from the site it is on.

Will 4K Netflix video on 1080p projector is really 4K quality?

You may find that you can play back 4K content on your 1080p projector with better effect than playing regular 1080p video. As a matter of fact, what your seeing is 4k dithered down to 1080p, maybe it looks sharper because there is a lot more source material to work from to create that 1080p image. Comparing it to your regular 1080p Netflix videos, it would depend on the quality of the originals 4K video and also the downconversion process which takes place in the projector. And the downconversion mains depend on which video player you’re using, different player will generate with different results.

Best tool to Downscale 4K to 1080p

If the player on your computer lacks the ability to downscale 4K netflix movie to 1080p with good quality, a alternative tool to compress 4K to 1080p with high quality called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (get Mac version) is highly recommended to you. The program has full support for downloaded Netflix 4K movies in virtually any file format including 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MOV/H.264/H.265, etc. You can convert and downscale Netflix 4K to 1080p in various popular file formats such as H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, H.265 HD MP4, MEPG-4 HD, MPEG-2 HD, MEPG-TS HD, MKV HD, WMV HD, Divx HD, AVI HD, BDAV HD to play on your computer with different media player software.

Make sure to adjust output file resolution as 1920* 1080 in the program’s profile settings window to let it adapt with the file resolution of the output file. You can also do other profile parameters adjustment such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

Apart from compressing 4K to 1080p, you can also use this program to upscale 1080p to 4K for viewing on Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG 4K TV.

You can feel safe to download and install our program on your computer since it doesn’t feature any ads or bundled adware. In addition, it also has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10 and macOS Sierra. As as the output file quality, you can find no difference between the result file and your original file.

How to Convert and Downscale Netflix 4K Movies to 1080p Projector Viewing?

Step 1: Import Netflix 4K video or movies.

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 online downloaded Netflix 4K video or movies into the program.

Import Netflix 4K video or movies

Tips: If you want to batch load multiple files, make sure to store all your files in the same folder, then click “File” > “Add from folder” or press the “Add from Folder” button on the top tool bar to batch importing them into the program.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired HD file format such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. You can also choose other HD file formats according to your own needs or output the same file format as the original Netflix 4K video while keep the output file parameters unchanged.

Output HD file format

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under video section, click “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1980*1020” as the desired output file resolution, you can also do other profile settings according to your own needs.

Change output file resolution as 1980*1020

Step 3: Start Netflix 4K video to 1080p compression process.

Clicking the Convert button on main interface to pop out a Conversion window with conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted files. You can then stream 1080p Netflix movies on 1080p projector with perfect quality.

Further Reading:
How to Convert and Compress 4K MXF for Windows Movie Maker Editing?
Compress PHANTOM 4 PRO 4K to 1080p on Mac (macOS Sierra included)
Downscale PIX-E5 4K ProRes to 1080p/720p MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG-2, MKV etc
Compress and Convert 4K video to iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus
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Netflix 4K Review: Why You Don’t Need UHD Blu-ray

Category : Hot Topics

Some people may be miffed by Sony’s decision to exclude a 4K Blu-ray drive since they firmly believe that 4K Blu-ray offers best picture quality and sound effect than 4K streaming video. In addition, 4K streaming has high requirements for the Internet streaming speed. However, for those people who value price more much, we would high recommend you to take 4K Netflix streaming video as a consideration for its rich content, cheaper price and also splendid video and audio quality.

Netflix 4K

Top reasons to choose Netflix 4K streaming but not UHD Blu-ray

Rich 4K content

There’s a stack of Netflix 4K content available right now, from Breaking Bad to House of Cards, and more will inevitably follow. And if you have an HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatible TV, there’s some HDR content on Netflix too. Netflix is delivering nearly 50 4K titles to choose from, ranging from documentaries to comedies to action series.

Cheaper price

Streaming video via Netflix is service is also cheaper than buying discs. It’s currently £9.99 for 4K Netflix and you can watch as much as you want, while 4K discs are around £20 to £25 each. Then there’s the cost of the player; the first UHD Blu-ray player to enter our test rooms costs £600.

Splendid video and audio quality

Whether 4K, Full HD or standard definition, Netflix serves video streams at exactly the sort of quality you expect. Watch a 4K stream like Better Call Saul on a 4K display and it’s prodigiously detailed, vibrant and stable.

Colours pop, contrasts punch and the sheer amount of information available for your enjoyment is thrilling.

If 5.1 audio is available, Netflix will serve it up in the same manner as it does pictures: robustly and positively. Anyone who has invested in a home cinema set-up (or even a soundbar) will reap the benefits with an altogether more substantial and immersive sound than those who rely on their TV’s integrated speakers.

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Best 4K UHD Converter for Netflix

For those people who have downloaded Netflix streaming video on your local computer, you may run into the trouble to play the 4K video on your computer, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc or upload and sharing on YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo/Instagram. To fix this format incompatible issue, you can download our top noted 4K Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (get Mac version). The program can handle various 4K file formats including 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/H.264/H.265/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S/Prores, etc. You can either convert 4K Netflix video to some popular digital file formats or specific devices preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings. The program is quite simple to use. Anyone can learn to use it in minutes. It supports batch conversion mode and also up to 30x conversion speed for H.265/H.264 codec encoding. As for the output quality, Pavtube stands out for retaining the high quality. There is no difference between the original video and the result video.

How to Convert Netflix UHD Video for Better Playing and Sharing?

Step 1: Import Netflix 4K video or movies.

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 online downloaded Netflix 4K video or movies into the program.

Import Netflix 4K video or movies

Tips: If you want to batch load multiple files, make sure to store all your files in the same folder, then click “File” > “Add from folder” or press the “Add from Folder” button on the top tool bar to batch importing them into the program.

Step 2: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding video to H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU encode acceleration

Step 3: Define the output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired 4K file format such as “H.265 Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category. You can also choose other 4K formats according to your own needs.

Output 4K file format

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output 4K video and audio quality.

Step 4: Start the Netflix 4K video conversion process.

Clicking the Convert button on main interface to pop out a Conversion window with conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted files. Then you will have no problem to play and share the Netflix 4K video on any devices or services as you like.

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Best HEVC(H.265) Video Decoder/Encoder for Windows 10

Category : H.265 (HEVC)

If you wanna convert your video files to or from H.265 to get the quality with smaller size but have no idea how to begin, this tutorial should help you to find the best H.265 decoder/encoder for decoding/encoding H.265 on Windows 10.

High Efficiency Video Coding, abbreviated in HEVC, also known as H.265, is a successor to currently most commonly used video compression format H.264, which is said to double the data compression ratio compared with the previous. But some phone, tab, TV, stream box etc don’t support H.265. We need to convert it into another file type which is supported by our device. And sometimes you will need create H.265 codec for some usages. So here let us make you now that why we need to decode/encode H.265..

Part 1. Why we need to Decode/Encode H.265

A. Why Encode H.265

HEVC aims to encode video at the lowest possible bitrate while maintaining a high level of video quality in transmission with lower bandwidth utilization ratio. To put it simple, compared with H.264 video, H.265 video offers a smaller video size at the same level of video quality, and enhance video quality at the same bitrate. We also find a lot of Apple device users want to convert their video files to H.265 format since it’s the best format for video experience.

B. Why Decode H.265

At present, 4K (2160p) resolution videos can only be contained into two formats – MKV/H.265 and MPEG. And the average bit rate reduction for HEVC is 64% for 4K UHD and 62% for 1080p. However, most 4K TVs cannot decode H.265/HEVC, leading to the failure of downloaded 4K/H.265 videos playback on TV. And streaming H.265/4K video to TV on Windows 10 for watching won’t be possible as well.

Part 2. How to Choose a H.265 Decoder/Encoder for Windows 10

Any program make we not only encode H.265 but also decode H.265 on Windows 10? Yes, there some converters for H.265. Next you can find your desire H.265 Decoder/Encoder for Windows 10. You can choose the best one according to decode/encode video quality, speed, supported formats, easy-to-use etc.

Part 3. Top 3 H.265 Decoder/Encoder for Windows 10

Top 1. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (also ranked as one of the top 3 fast video converters), which ensures you to complete 4K/H.265 video conversion on Windows 10 at one go. It not only can encode H.265 video but also can decode H.265 video. For example, to play H.265/MKV video on Sony TV, there is no need of video format conversion; To play HEVC/H.265 video on Apple TV or Samsung Smart TV, convert H.265 to H.264 with a best Windows 10 HEVC video converter and all is done. To convert H.264 and other video to H.265, you only need to choose ”H.265” video.

What’s more, you can edit your H.265 video woith some basic video editing functions: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles. It is the first choice for decoding/encoding H.265 on Window 10. (Read its review to learn more)

h.265 mp4 output format

Top 2. HandBrake

HandBrake is another encoding tool available for users who like to choose the best parts of other programs. Like the x265 Encoder it is open source, and the latest 0.10 version upgrades to H.265 compatibility. In fact, it even supports x265 directly, as well as features from linbpx, VP8, and other sources — giving you the option to mix and match your open source cereals in the same big bowl. If you have Windows, you can also get support for QuickSync video.

In addition to borrowing the encoder, HandBrake’s method of picking out features from various services means that you need a lot of support for everything to work, which could take time. On the plus side, you can have the best of several worlds with some effort.

Top 3. DivX HEVC

With the free DivX HEVC Plug-in, you can experience the latest video standard for quality and compression. By using the new DivX HEVC profiles supported in DivX Converter, Player and Web Player, you can create DivX HEVC videos in MKV at file sizes smaller than H.264 and watch DivX HEVC videos on any computer and in your favorite browser. The video compression results delivered by this software program are superior to what others will offer you.

Part 4. Conclusion

Here is the 3 Top H.265 Video Converter both for Windows (10) Review in 2017. I hope it could be helpful to you. With a top HEVC(H.265) Video Decoder/Encoder Windows 10 video converter, you can encode/decode any h.265 video/movie which be played on any device on Windows 10 with ease, even the core functions are rather indistinctive only with some niche diverse personnel features. For that reason, I think Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate will offers you shareable delighted entertainment among the top 3 H.265 video converter for Windows 10. Mac version is here.

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2017 Best 4K Blu-ray Ripper Software

Category : Blu-ray/DVD

More and more people like watching 4K Blu-ray movies. In order to maker more devices, players etc play 4K Blu-ray movies, here we share one 4K Blu-ray ripper software for you.

Why Prepare a 4K Blu-ray Ripper?

For playing on devices, player, TV, PS3, PS4 etc
For sharing on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc
For editing in NLEs like FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer etc
…………..

What is the best 4K Blu-ray ripper software?

Being the best Blu-ray ripper software, Pavtube ByteCopy could rip and convert 4K Blu-ray to video and extract audio off Blu-ray to save in all formats for any media player and device. It could rip and convert Blu-ray to MP4, Blu-ray to MKV, Blu-ray to AVI, Blu-ray to WMV, etc., and extract audio off Blu-ray to save in MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc. It is a powerful program with the ability of backing up 4K Blu-ray/DVD collection to multi-track MKV without quality loss. You can also use it to directly copy your 4K Blu-ray to your somputer easily.

With it, you can convert BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format so that you can freely watch movies on Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, Windows RT/Pro devices, HDTV, 3D TVs, PSP, PS4, PS3, Plex, WDTV Live, Roku, TV, VR and more devices. In recent update, ByteCopy can support ripping Blu-ray/DVD movie to H.265/HEVC MP4 with better video quality compared to H.264 MP4 in same profile presets. At the meantime, this multi-track Blu-ray/DVD converter can be considered as a user-friendly movie editing tool with the professional functions to trim, crop, merge, insert subtitles, export srt/ass/ssa subtitles, add video effects in the destination movie.

Free download the best 4K Blu-ray ripper:

  • Support to encode H.265/HEVC codec from 4K Blu-ray disc.
  • Preserve a 100% BD M2TS movie without extras.
  • Lossless 4K BD to MKV backup with multiple audio/subtitle tracks.
  • Convert 4K BD to Multi-track MP4, MOV, AVI.
  • Best solution to watch \4K BD movies on Plex, Roku, WDTV Live, HD media players, TV etc.
  • Export single srt/ass/ssa subtitle file.
  • Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

How to Rip 4K Blu-ray movie with Pavtube ByteCopy on Window (10)

1. Load Blu-ray disc or DVD from optical drive. When both Blu-ray and DVD exists, the software will load DVD.

After importing, all video files in your Blu-ray or DVD will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported movie file by double clicking or checking one of them and click the play button under preview window.

By clicking the camera button under the preview window, you can take snapshot from the playing window as Thumbnail or for other use. By clicking the folder button, you can find the snapshots you took.

2. Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list.

All formats here are set with optimized video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. But you can still specify as you like by clicking Settings button.

In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video.

3. By choosing Copy > Directly Copy, you are ale to copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD video, you will get .vob as output, and when directly copy a Blu-ray title, you will get .m2ts as output.

4. Multi-Track Video Output

This is the unique feature of Pavtube ByteCopy. There are three multi-track output formats available for you to choose from – Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV, Multi-track MP4, and Multi-track MOV.

5. Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV

Pavtube ByteCopy transfers video from Blu-ray/DVD to MKV container in two ways, lossless output and encoded output. Both the two ways enable users to preserve wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie.

6. Edit Video

Pavtube ByteCopy is not only a Blu-ray and DVD Converter program, but also a simple and easy video editor. But please note that currently you can’t edit videos if choosing Multi-track output formats.

7. Start Conversion

Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion.

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Watch 4K/HD movies on Kodi 17

Category : 4K Formats

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media. But Kodi 17 does not support playing 4K and HD movies well. How to make Kodi 17 play 4K/HD movies smoothly? Just follow this guide.

In fact, you can adopt an easy solution – convert your 4K video, HD video to Kodi 17 friendly format. Because some videos and codecs are not compatible with Kodi 17.

Use a 4K/HD Video Converter for kodi 17 playback

With Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can convert all kinds of videos including all 4K , HD, SD, Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, AVI, MKV, Tivo, MTS, AVCHD, Video_ts, TS, WMV, FLV, 3GP, etc. to Kodi 17 with video audio format, parameter settings all matched 6×faster speed and zero quality loss. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim to cut off unwanted video clips, crop to remove black edges and retouch your videos in clicks. What’s more, you are free to customize video/audio settings to ensure smooth video playback and streaming via Kodi 17 with no limits.

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If you are using Mac computer, you can turn to iMedia Converter for Mac to convert 4K/HD movies to Kodi 17 friendly format for smooth playing.

Key features of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

  • Conver 4K, HD video in MP4, MOV, MXF, MTS, M2TS, H.265, MKV, XAVC etc to Kodi friendly format.
  • Compress 4K to 1080p, compress 1080p to 720p etc for Kodi playback.
  • Convert 4K, HD, SD video,DVD, Blu-ray to PS3, mobile phones, Android, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, NLE and other popular end devices.
  • Basic video editing functions: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.
  • Batch conversion and super fast conversion speed.

Free download this 4K to Kodi 17 video converter for Windows

 

 

How to Use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to convert 4K/HD videos for Kodi?

Step 1. Add 4K/HD videos

Install and run the Video to Kodi Converter on your computer, then click “Add Video” button to browse and load yourvideos which you’ve transferred to your Windows PC.

Step 2. Set right output format. Click “Format” bar, and select .mp4 from “Common video” or “HD video” to fit Kodi 17.

hd-video-h-264

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert  4K video, HD video to Kodi 17 friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to  Kodi  for playback on the go.

Free download this 4K to Kodi 17 video converter for Mac


Best workflow: Edit Drone 4K videos with After Effects CC

Category : 4K Editor

Do you like recording 4K videos by drones? Like DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire 1, DJI Phantom 3 Professional, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Phantom 3 Standard, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, Yuneec Typhoon H Pro, Parrot Bebop, Parrot Disco FPV… After getting 4K videos from them, you can import them into NLEs like popular After Effects CC for editing, so that you can play them, share them nicely. But if you have a pain experience editing drone 4K video in After Effects CC, you can adjust your Drone 4k video to suitable video for After Effects CC.

Why some Drone 4K videos can’t be edited in After Effects CC

Actually, the Drone 4K video was restricted to edit in After Effects CC. Only the latest version Adobe After Effects CC can natively support 4K video like DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K MOV/MP4. And the MOV and MP4 videos have various codecs, some of which are not supported by AEC. The previous version After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 has not yet been updated for 4K support. What’s more, due to the format limit, we can’t edit all kinds of Drone 4K video files like 4K MP4, 4K MOV  etc in After Effects CC flawlessly. What if you encounter problems when editing 4K footage in After Effects? Just convert your Drone 4K video to After Effects CC editable format for smooth editing.

Get all Drone 4K video to After Effects CC for editing

To solve the problem, you need to convert Drone 4K video like 4K MP4/MOV files to Avid Media Composermost compatible format with proper video settings(1080p is recommended). Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is a professional mac 4K video conversion tool that can deal with 4K videos regardless in MP4, MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, Prores format from Drone, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, 4K recorder, etc. to After Effects CC supported editing format without quality loss. It also enables you to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as you need. Besides After Effects CC, this 4K video converter for Mac can also encode/re-encode 4K files for smoothly importing and editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more non-linear editing systems (NLE). For Windows users, you can turn to Pavtube Video Converter.

Free Download this Drone 4K video converter for After Effects CC for Mac

Efficient Way to Edit Drone 4K in After Effects CC on Mac

Step 1. Load the Drone 4K videos to the program

Install and run the 4K Video Converter for After Effects CC, and then import the source 4K videos to it. To do so, you can directly drag & drop the files onto the main interface, or you can click the “Add File” icon to locate the videos from your local disk.

Step 2. Select the output format

Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. It is also suitable for editing in Premiere Pro.

Tip: If you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to “Settings” page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in After Effects CC. You can downscale Drone 4K to 1080p.

Step 3. Begin to convert Drone 4K videos to Avid MC

When you finish the settings, you can press the big “Convert” button to kick off the conversion. By using this professional 4K to After Effects CC Converter, the conversion will be finished with ultrafast speed and the best video quality kept. After the conversion, you can edit your Drone 4K in After Effects CC smoothly, and even play them on VLC, TV, mobile devices, or upload them to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook. Enjoy.