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Upload and Store 4K Video on OneDrive

Category : 4K Formats

As Microsoft’s cloud storage service, OneDrive allows you to backup and sync your photos, videos and important files to the cloud to access them from anywhere. Have some 4K video downloaded from YouTube website or shot with your 4K device recorders and wish to upload and store the 4K on OneDrive. The following article will show you how to make that realized with ease.

What 4K file formats can be stored on OneDrive?

As online cloud storage, OneDrive has no specific requirements on the 4K file formats storing on it. However, only video with the format of .mp4, .mov(QuickTime movie) and .m4v (Apple video files) can be stored on OneDrive can be viewed from the website. Therefore, it would be ideal for you to convert 4K video to above listed file formats for accessing from the website on computer, smartphone or tablets.

Compress 4K to 1080p for OneDrive uploading or storing

In November 2016, the Microsoft company announced plans to scrap its unlimited-storage option for OneDrive subscribers and cut free storage to 5GB from the previous 15GB amount. What’s more, you will need to pay $1.99 per month for 50GB of cloud storage. On the other hand, a single minute 1080p footage at the standard 30 frames per second requires only 130 MB, while a 4K video at the same framerate will require a whopping 375 MB. It also means that you will need almost 3 times of store space of 4K video than 1080p video.

For those people who don’t care much about OneDrive 4K uploading time or storage cost, you don’t need to do the 4K video to 1080p compression process. However, if you wish to get a fast 4K to OneDrive uploading speed and are also budget on the storage cost. It would be a great option to downscale 4K to 1080p.

Comprehensive solution to convert and compress 4K for OneDrive

It would be a great hassle for you to find one program to convert 4K for OneDrive and another program to compress 4K to 1080p. Here, a combo solution called Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended to you. The program has full support for all 4K file formats with different container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/MP4/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S or compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video at one time for conversion.

Related article: Store 4K on Cloud Storage | 4K Video to Dropbox 

With the program, you can not only efficiently convert unsupported 4K to OneDrive accessible video formats .mp4, .mov and .m4v with perfect quality and fast conversion speed but also compress 4K to 1080p with minimum quality loss.

Tips: To keep a balance between file size and quality, it would be much ideal for you to keep the output 1080p video bitrate as 10,000-20,000 kbps.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert and compress 4K for OneDrive on macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K Video for OneDrive

Step 1: Load 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 source 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video files

Step 2: Convert and compress 4K to 1080p.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of OneDrive accessible file formats such as .mp4, .mov or .m4v file formats.

To compress 4K to 1080p, it would be much ideal for you to output one of OneDrive supported HD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output OneDrive supported HD formats

Then click “Settings”, in the opened “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, choose “1980*1020” or “1080*720” to downscale 4K to 1080p.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

Specify an output folder on your computer for storing the converted files. Then hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start 4K file to OneDrive conversion and compression process.

When the conversion is completed, you will get a small 1080p file size for better saving on OneDrive storage with less storage cost and less uploading time.


Upload 4K videos and movies to Dropbox

Category : 4K Share

DropBox is a cloud storage service provided by DropBox Inc. And anything like movies and music you save to your computer can be saved to your DropBox, then you can always access your files from Dropbox even if you are offline. Have some personal 4K video downloaded from YouTube or shot with your 4K camera recorders and wish to upload them to Dropbox? Great idea! But it is not so easy. Read on to get the solution for it.

Upload 4K videos to Dropbox, but failed! Why?

Generally, Dropbox has no specific formats requirement for the digital video storing on it. However, the media file types that can be viewed on Dropbox are limited, including .3gp. .3gpp, .3gpp2, .asf, .avi, .dv, .flv, .m2t, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .mts, .oggtheora, .ogv, .rm, .ts, .vob, .webm, .wmv. If your 4K videos are compressed in other video formats, Dropbox app will refuse to accept or play the 4K videos.

For example, many camcorders have been able to record 4K videos with 4K XAVC (XAVC-S/L), 4K AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), 4K MXF (P2 MXF/ XDCAM MXF). These 4K video files are absolutely not supported by Dropbox. Futhermore, Dropbox only offers 2GB free storage, while 4K video is significantly large and as a result requires a lot of more storage space. Dropbox also has file size limitation on the videos uploaded. If your video file is up to 18 GB, the file may not be viewable on Dropbox app.

Therefore, before uploading 4K video to Dropbox, you need to make sure you video format is acceptable by Dropbox, the video file size is under 18GB and your Dropbox storage space is enough. Otherwise, you will fail to upload 4K videos and movies to Dropbox. And you may ask: How to avoid or solve these problems for successfully uploading 4K videos to Dropbox? Please keep on reading.

Transcode 4K Videos for Dropbox Uploading

To fix format incompatible issue, you can use a third-party video converter software such as Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/ Mac to convert your 4K videos to Dropbox readable file formats listed above. If you have several 4K video files waiting to be converted to Dropbox, you may feel tired of converting them one by one. Fortunately, Pavtube Video Converter is able to handle multiple videos and realize batch conversion to save your time and energy.

Free download the 4K to Dropbox video converter: 

Compress 4K Videos for Dropbox

Dropbox has file size limitation on different account, and all files uploaded to Dropbox must be smaller than your storage quota, so it is necessary for you  to compress the big 4K file size to a smaller one which the Dropbox can support. The best solution here for you is to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p so that the movie file size can be largely reduced. Fortunately, you can easily get this work done in Pavtube Video Converter’s built-in "Profile settings" window.

What’s more, basic 4K video editing functions also provided for you: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.  To reduce the 4K video size, you can use the trim function to remove your unwanted video clips, or split your 4K video file into various smaller parts by file size, count or length.

Now, get the best 4K video converter and follow the next tutorial to learn how to upload 4K videos to Dropbox.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K videos for Dropbox

Step 1: Load 4K video

Launch this software on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program.

Load source 4K video

Step 2: Set right output format for Dropbox

Clicking the 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. With this converter, you can also store 4K Videos and Movies on other Cloud Storage.

Output HD file format

Step 3: Compress 4K video size

Then click “Settings” behind format bar to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1920*1080” or “1080*720”. You can also choose to lower video bit rate or frame rate to reduce 4K video file size according to your own needs.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Click "Edit" button on the tool bar to open video editor window. Then choose the “Trim” tab, 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.

trim

You can also click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split large 4K files

Step 4: Start 4K video to Dropbox process

Now, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start 4K videos to Dropbox conversion process on your computer. When the conversion is completed, you will get a proper movie file for better saving on Dropbox with less storage cost and less bandwidth requirements.

Here are the steps to upload 4K videos to Dropbox from computer:

1. Install “Dropbox desktop app” on your computer. It creates a folder on your systems hard disk. The folder is named “Dropbox”.

2. Browse through your videos on your computer & simply drag-and-drop them to Dropbox folder. You will see a blue icon located at top right corner on your computer, this means your file is syncing with dropbox. When the icon turns into a green checkmark syncing is complete.

3. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, then create one.

4. Click “Upload” button located at the top of the window on the Dropbox website.

5. As soon as you click upload, “Upload to DropBox” window opens up.

6. Click “Choose Files” button & select the video files on your computer (that you want to upload).

7. Click “Start Upload” button to upload your videos.

7. All your videos will now be uploaded to DropBox.

Note: If you have a free account, you only have 2 GB of space and 50GB will cost $9.99/month or $99.00/year while 100GB will cost $19.99/month or $199.00/year.


Store 4K Videos/Movies on Cloud Storage

Category : Storage/Server

The great benefits such as costs saving, scalability, data protection and proximity to end users of Cloud storage devices make such services an attractive solution to the data storage challenges faced by today’s businesses and public institutions. Have some personal 4K video downloaded from YouTube or shot with your 4K devices recorders and wish to store them on Cloud storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, etc. The following article will show you how to better storage more 4K video on Cloud storage.

Can Cloud storage store 4K video?

Generally, all cloud storage has no specific formats requirement for the digital video storing on it. However, it is vell know that 4K video is significantly larger than 1080p and as a result requires a lot of more storage space. While a single minute 1080p footage at the standard 30 frames per second requires only 130 MB, a 4K video at the same framerate will require a whopping 375 MB.

Among the popular Cloud storage services, only Dropbox offers 2GB free storage while Google Drive offers free 15GB storage space. One hour of a 4K video or movie will go far beyond that limitation. More storage spaces means more cost. In addition, 4K file access on Cloud storage requires large amounts of Network bandwidth than 1080p video. Therefore, if you wish to save more cost and bandwidth, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for Cloud storage saving.

Best tool to Compress 4K video for Cloud Storage

It won’t be difficult for you to downscale 4K video for Cloud storage with the video compressor program on the market. However, for those people who care much about compression speed and output compression quality, you can’t miss Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for various 4K video with different container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S and compression codec like H.264, H.265 or Prores. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video at one time for compressing for Cloud storage.

To compress 4K video to 1080p or 720p, you can choose to output the 4K video to an HD file format, then click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1920*1080” or “1080*720”. And this method is the best efficient solution to shrink 4K video file size. Besides changing the output file resolution, the program also offer other solutions listed below for you to compress 4K video:
– Lowering the bit rate will bring about the decrease of the video file size. But please keep in mind the image quality will be bad in case you make the bit rate too low.
Tips: For SD video, use a bit rate between 2,000-5,000 kbps. 720p video should have a bit rate between 5,000-10,000 kbps. 1080p video should have a bit rate of 10,000-20,000 kbps.
-Lower video frame rate: Encode your video in the same frame rate that you recorded it in. If you recorded above 30 frames per second, encode in half that (for example, a 60 FPS video would be encoded at 30 FPS)

Related article: Store 4K on Synology DS216 Play | Save HD Video to Cloud Storage | Store DVD onto Cloud Storage

Above listed 3 solutions will cause certain quality loss to original 4K video file format, if you don’t want to suffer any quality loss, you can use the following 3 methods offered by the program:
Trim video length: Cut to remove unwanted segments from a video to leave only your unwanted specific portion
– Crop video file size: Remove the black edges or unwanted size area from the video
– Split video into parts: Split your 4K video file into various smaller parts by file size, count or length.

For Mac users, please swtich to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to shrink 4K video for Cloud storage saving on macOS Sierra or its previous version.

Step by Step to Compress 4K Video for Cloud Storage Better Saving

Step 1: Load 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 source 4K video files into the program.

Load source 4K video

Step 2: Compress 4K video to 1080p.

Clicking the 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.

Output HD file format

Then click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1920*1080” or “1080*720”. You can also choose to lower video bit rate or frame rate to reduce 4K video file size according to your own needs.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Trim/Crop/Split 4K files.

Trim 4K video file 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.

Trim 4K video file length

Crop 4K file file size

The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the “Crop” tab. Follow the below methods to crop selected video:
A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame. Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.
B: Crop video by setting values. There are “Simple Mode” and “Advanced Mode” under Crop feature.
In “Simple Mode”, you can customize values in the box of “Left”, “Top” and “Crop Size” to make your crop decision. Under “Advanced Mode”, there are four value fields: Left, Top, Width and Height. You can either type in specific values to the fields or adjust sliders to crop the source file.

Crop 4K file size

Split 4K file into smaller parts

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

Split large 4K files

Step 5: Start 4K file compression process.

Specify an output folder on your computer for storing the converted files. Then hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start 4K file compression for Cloud storage process on your computer.

When the conversion is completed, you will get a small 1080p or 720p file size for better saving on Cloud storage with less storage cost and less bandwidth requirements.


Enable 4K Video Playback on Blackberry Smartphones

Category : Mobile Devices

For Blackberry lifers who have got a Blackberry smartphone in hand, you may come the ideal to play the 4K video that you’ve just downloaded from YouTube or shot with your 4K camera/camcorder on your Blackberry KEYone/DTEK60/DTEK50/PRIV/Passport/Classic/Leap. The following article will show you how to enable 4K video playback on Blackberry smartphones listed above.

Can Blackberry Smartphone handle 4K video?

Among above listed 7 Blackberry Smartphones, you can use Blackberry KEYone, Blackberry DTEK60 and Blackberry PRIV to shot 4K video at 30fps. Other 4 smartphones only allow you to record 1080p HD vidoeo at 60fps or 30fps. When we tried to search “play 4k video on Blackberry” on the Internet, we didn’t get any information about this issue. Although we still not sure whether Blackberry smartphone has the ability to process 4K video, however, one thing that we can ensure is that we won’t get a smooth 4K video playback experience on Blackberry smartphone. For one reason, the maximum display resolution of Blackberry is just 2560×1440, which can not handle the extra pixels offered by 4K video. In addition, 4K video display usually require a lot of power, it drains almost fourth the battery as compared to a HD display. What’s more, 4K video requires a lot of storage, all your Blackberry smartphone storage will be eaten up.

Therefore, to get a smooth video playback performance on your Blackberry Smartphone and save more storage space for your smartphone, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K video to Blackberry smartphone favorable 1080p or 720p video formats listed below:

Multimedia Playback capability of Blackberry Smartphones

Blackberry KEYone

Audio & video formats:
3GP, 3G2, AAC, AVI, ADTS, ASF, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MID, MKV, MOV, MP3, MPEG-4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WEBM, XMF

Audio & video encoding/decoding:
MPEG-4, AAC+, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DivX, EVRC, FLAC, H.263, H.264, H265/HEVC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, PCM, QCELP, VC-1, VORBIS, VP8, VP9, WMA Pro, Xvid, eAAC+

Blackberry DTEK60/DTEK50

Audio & video formats:
3GP, 3G2, AAC, AVI, ADTS, ASF, AWB, DIVX, FLAC, IMY, MID, MKV, MOV, MP3, MPEG-4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WEBM, WMV, XMF

Audio & video
encoding/decoding:
MPEG-4, AAC+, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DivX, EVRC, FLAC, H.263, H.264, H265/HEVC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, PCM, QCELP, VC-1, VORBIS, VP8, VP9, WMA, WMA 9/10, WMA Pro, Xvid, eAAC+

Blackberry PRIV

Audio & video formats:
3GP, 3G2, AAC, AVI, ADTS, ASF, AWB, DIVX, FLAC, IMY, MID, MKV, MP3, MPEG-4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WEBM, WMV, XMF

Audio & video
encoding/decoding:
MPEG-4, AAC+, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DivX, EVRC, FLAC, H.263, H.264, H265/HEVC, MIDI, MP3, MPEG-2, OPUS, PCM, QCELP, VC-1, VORBIS, VP8, VP9, WMA, WMA 9/10, WMA Pro, Xvid, eAAC+

Blackberry Passport

Audio & video formats:
3GP, 3GP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, AVI, AWB, F4V, FLAC, M4A, M4V, MKA, MKV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG4, OGG, WAV, WMA, WMV

Audio & video
encoding/decoding:
AAC , AACLC, AMRNB, AMRWB, FLAC, GSM, H.263, H.264, LPCM, MJPEG, MPEG2, MPEG3, PCM, QCELP, VC1, VP6, Vorbis, WMA 9/10, eAAC

Blackberry Classic

Audio & Video
Formats:
3GP, 3GP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, AVI, AWB, F4V, FLAC, M4A, M4V, MKA, MKV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG4, OGG, WAV, WMA, WMV

Audio & Video Encoding/Decoding:
AAC, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, GSM, H.263, H.264, LPCM, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-3, PCM, QCELP, VC1, VP6, Vorbis, WMA 9/10, eAAC

Blackberry Leap

Audio & video formats:
3GP, 3GP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, AVI, AWB, F4V, FLAC, M4A, M4V, MKA, MKV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG4, OGG, WAV, WMA, WMV

Audio & video
encoding/decoding:
AAC , AACLC, AMRNB, AMRWB, FLAC, GSM, H.263, H.264, LPCM, MJPEG, MPEG2, MPEG3, PCM, QCELP, VC1, VP6, Vorbis, WMA 9/10, eAAC

Best tool to compress 4K video for Blackberry Smartphone

Looking for a powerful 4K Video Converter to convert and compress any unsupported 4K video for Blackberry smartphone playback, here, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has full support for all 4K video such as 4K AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/MP4/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S, etc with the compression codec of H.264, H.265 or Prores. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video into the program at one time for converting to Blackberry Smartphone compatible file formats listed below.

To get better playback effect, click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, adjust to output Blackberry Smartphone playable video codec and audio codec, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1980*1020” or “1080*720” to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p. You can also tweak other settings such as video bit rate, frame rate, audio bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

Adjust output video aspect ratio for Blackberry Smartphone

The 4K video uses an aspect ratio of 16:9, which doesn’t match with your Blackberry smartphone display screen aspect ratio such as 1:1 for Blackberry Passport or Classic. To fix this issue, you can use the “Crop” function offered by the program to change output video aspect ratio to let it fit with Blackberry Smartphone.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert and compress 4K video for Blackberry smooth playing on macOS Sierra or macOS High Sierra.

How to Get 4K Video Played on Blackberry Smartphone Smoothly?

Step 1: Load 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 source 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Blackberry Smartphones compatible HD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Blackberry Smartphone playable HD formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p/720p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1980*1020” or “1080*720” to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p. Click “Codec” drop-down list to choose Blackberry Smartphones compatible video and audio codec. You can also change other settings according to your own needs.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Adjust 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 Blackberry Smartphones 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.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion and compression process from 4K video to Blackberry Smartphone.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to transfer and play the converted files on Blackberry smartphone.


Stream Local 4K Video to Apple TV from Mac

Category : 4K Formats

Can Apple stream 4K video?

When the Apple TV 4 launched in 2015, it doesn’t offer 4K video streaming capability. But a report from Bloomberg suggests that Apple is at work on a new revision of the device, which will bring support for 4K (Ultra High Definition or UHD) video as well as a feature with “more vivid colors,” which is probably something related to High Dynamic Range (HDR).

Stream local 4K video to Apple TV 4 on Mac

Although Apple TV doesn’t support 4K streaming from Netflix, Amazon, etc, however, you can stream 4K video shot with your iPhone/iPad or 4K camera/camcorder from your Mac to Apple TV 4 via AirPlaying Mirroring, iTunes or Plex Media Server.

Airplay 4K video to Apple TV 4

A nice and easy way, if you have a modern Mac, is AirPlay Mirroring. Basically, this means that you play the 4K video with your Mac (for instance with VLC) and just mirror your display to the Apple TV 4.

The big advantage is that you can instantly start watching your video.

Stream 4K video to Apple TV via iTunes or Plex Media Server

Stream 4K video to Apple TV from iTunes library

For iTunes, you simply turn on Home Sharing in iTunes’ File menu. Enter your Apple ID, and do the same on the Apple TV. You then access your iTunes library on the Apple TV from the Computers tile.

However, to successfully view 4K video on Apple TV 4 via iTunes, it would be much ideal for you to download a third-party video conversion app such as Pavtube Video Converter for Mac compress and convert 4K video to both iTunes and Apple TV 4 best compatible MPEG-4 or H.264 with the file extension of .m4v, .mov or .mp4.

Stream 4K video to Apple TV 4 via Plex Media Server

With Plex, there’s a bit more setup. After you install the software on your Mac computer, you point it to specific folders for the content you want to stream. You could point it to the Movies, TV Shows, and Music folders in your iTunes Media folder, or use separate folders. Once this is set up, you configure Plex to update regularly so it adds new content.

Plex can play more file types than iTunes, in addition, it can also transcode other unsupported file formats such as AVI, MKV, WMV, etc. However, transcoding 4K content is a very intensive process and will require a powerful computer running Plex Media Server. If your Mac computer is not powerful enough, you can still use the Mac Video Converter listed above to transcode and downscale unsupported 4K video to Apple TV compatible file formats and file resolution.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K Video to Apple TV Streaming via iTunes/Plex

Step 1: Load 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 source 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video files

Tips: The program supports batch conversion mode, you can import multiple 4K video into the program.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Apple TV best favorable “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in video section, click “Size(pix)” drop-down list, choose “1920*1080” or “1080*720” to compress 4K to 1080p. You can also adjust other settings to make them adapt with your Apple TV 4 best playback settings.

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to transcode and compress 4K video to Apple TV best favorable H.264 HD formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.


Play 4K Video on Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus

Category : Hot Topics

This year, Samsung has introduced a pair of great Chromebooks with the unveiling of the Pro and the Plus. The screen rotates and flips to turn the Chromebook into a large tablet, this is a great way to watch a video or full-length film on the display. The condition is that you might have shot some 4K video with your handheld 4K device recorders or download a 4K video from YouTube and you may wonder the possibility to play the 4K video on Samsung Chromebook Pro or Plus. The following article will illustrate this issue for you and also offer the simple solution to get any 4K video played on Chromebook Pro/Plus.

How to play local video on Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus?

Before talking about the possibility of playing 4K video on Chromebook Pro/Plus, we should first be clear whether is it possible to play local video on Chromebook Pro/Plus, if yes, how to make that realized. The Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus feature the Chrome OS, it has its built-in native video player app to play video stored on internal storage or from a connected external USB drive or SD card.

Is it possible to play 4K video on Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus?

The Chromebook Plus and Pro have upgraded its ports, and now includes two USB-C ports for enhanced connectivity and 4k video streaming, producing high quality video and gaming from the Chromebook on connected 4k displays. However, as for playing local/personal 4K video on Chromebook Pro/Plus, there are other important issues you should take into consideration. First, since 4K video are usually very huge in size, while the internal storage of Chromebooks are very small, therefore, it would be much ideal for you to store your 4K video on external USB drive or SD card. Second, make sure the 4K video are encoded with Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus compatible file formats, codec, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

Chromebook Pro/Plus supported file formats and codecs:

File formats: 3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav
Codec: .ogv(Theora), .webm(vp8), .mp4(H264, MPEG), .mov(H264, MPEG), .avi(MPEG4/MP3, DIVX/MP3, XVID/MP3), .3gp(H264/AAC, MPEG4/AMR-NB)

Convert and compress unsupported 4K video for Chromebook Pro/Plus

If the 4K video are encoded with Chromebook Pro/Plus unreadable file formats or codec, you can download our powerful 4K Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter to assist you to convert all the unsupported 4K formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S or 4K H.264/H.265/Prores, etc to Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus compatible file formats and codec listed above. To get better output file quality for Chromebook Pro/Plus, you can flexibly tweak output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc in the program’s profile settings window.

Although your Chromebook Pro/Plus can handle 4K resolution video, however, you may still find that 4K video playback very choppy on your computer, this is due to the immense processing power required to play the 4K video. Therefore, to have a smooth video enjoying experience on Chromebook Pro/Plus, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p to fix the video choppy, stutter or lagging issues.

For those people who wish to get a small file size but unwilling to suffer any quality lose, you can use the program’s built-in trimming function to reduce file size by cutting unwanted parts or segments, the cropping function to remove unwanted size area or the splitting function to split large video into small parts by file size, count or length.

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How to Convert and Compress 4K Video for Chromebook Pro/Plus?

Step 1: Load 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 source 4K video files into the program.

Tips: The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can batch import multiple 4K video into the program.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Chromebook Pro/Plus supported 4K file formats by following “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Chromebook Pro/Plus supported 4K formats

To have a smooth video playback experience on Chromebook Pro/Plus, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p by outputting Chromebook Pro/Plus compatible HD file format by following “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under video section, click “Size(pix)” drop-down list, choose “1920*1080” or “1080*720” to compress 4K to 1080p.

compress 4k to 1080p

Step 4: Trim/Crop/Split 4K video.

To compress 4K video with no quality loss, you can trim/crop/split 4K video in the following ways.

Trim

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.

Trim 4K video

Crop

The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the “Crop” tab. Follow the below methods to crop selected video:
A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame. Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.
B: Crop video by setting values. There are “Simple Mode” and “Advanced Mode” under Crop feature.

Crop video file size

Split

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

Split video into small file size

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion and compression process from 4K video to Chromebook Pro/Plus best compatible 1080p or 720p video.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to transfer converted files to an external USB drive or SD card, plug the drive or SD card into your Chromebook Pro/Plus for watching on the move.