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WD TV Video Converter – Convert All Kinds of 4K Video to Play on WD TV

“Hello there, I have a new Samsung 4K TV. I’m planning on streaming 4K movies via WDTV Live connected to hard drive. Unfortunately, the picture quality is terrible. How can I play 4K movies through WD TV Live with very good quality? Thank you for any advice.”

Though WD TV Media Player announced to play many SD/HD videos including MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB, DVR-MS, MKV video files via USB drive or network; but we still encounter cannot play 4K video files on WD TV Play, WD TV Live, or WD TV Live Hub well.

The fact is the best resolution your WD TV player can achieve is 1080p. So to be able to play 4K files on WD TV smoothly with good quality, we would recommend down-convert 4K video to 1080p video first. This requires a third party 4K Converter. With a professional 4K video to 1080p converter, you will be able to convert 4K video to 1080p easily with very good quality. Simply follow the guide below to learn how to compress 4K video to 1080p for playing with WD TV media player.

Key features of the 4K to WD TV Video Converter:

* Compress any 4K video to 1080p video for playing on WD TV perfectly.
* Convert 4K video like XAVC, MXF, MOV, MKV, MP4, MTS, H.265 etc to WD TV supported H.264 MP4 for nice playing.
* Convert and downscale 4K video to WD TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Vizio TV etc friendly formats.
* Convert 4K video to MX player, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 etc formats.
* Powerfully support upscaling HD video to 4K video for other usages.
* Batch conversion and super fast conversion speed.
* Easy-to-use WD TV Video Converter with simple clear interface.
* Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP.

Free download the 4K to WD TV Video Converter:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
– Softonic Download: http://pavtube-video-converter.en.softonic.com/

How to Convert 4K video to WD TV Live supported video easily?

Step 1. Add 4K videos

Install and run the Video to WD TV Converter on your computer, then click “Add Video” button to browse and load your rvideos 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 WD TV.

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 to WD TV 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 WD TV for playback on the go.


Best 4K Media Players for UHD 4K TVs

There is a big question on the minds of all 4K TV enthusiasts: how to gain access to 4k content? With the inception of 4k technology, a number of leading manufacturers faced this issue. However, most of the manufacturers have come up with reliable and advanced solution i.e. 4K Media Players.



Sony Ultra HD 4K Media Players

Sony’s advanced 4K Media Players (FMP-X1 and FMP-X10) allow you to enjoy true 4k content on your ultra-widescreen 4K TV. The new 4k players let you grab nearly two hundred titles including 4k movies (e.g., The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and famous TV shows (e.g., Breaking Bad). They support Netflix streaming service and are compatible with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

Nanotech’s Streaming 4K Media Player

Nanotech Entertainment has recently launched premier 4k streaming media player Nuvola NP-1 that has the capability to play UHD 4K Videos and Films. It features Android 4.4.2 OS with Quad Core Cortex A-15 processor. In addition, it is equipped with integrated Ethernet and 2×2 Wi-Fi enabling you to connect to any network and enjoy 4k videos or games in Ultra HD resolution.
Red’s 4K REDRAY Player

Red’s REDRAY® is another prime 4K Media Player that lets you enjoy unique home cinema experience. It delivers 4K content to your UHD screen utilizing internet based digital distribution system. It can play 4k, 3D and High-definition videos which can be stored on 1TB integrated hard drive.

Philips UHD 4K Media Player

TP Vision’s 4K Media Player (UHD 880) supports all latest Philips 4K TVs and is compatible with new HEVC video streaming standard (aka H.265). The latest 4K UHD Player comes with Android L OS providing access to a variety of apps and games. Moreover, it features Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB.

Additional Software : Ultra HD TV Converter: Ultimate Way to Enjoy Videos on 4K UHD TVs

iFastime Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) to help you convert SD, HD, as well as 4K video to 4K TV format. By using this tool, you can easily convert videos to Ultra HD TV supported formats and enjoy your favorite videos freely on 4K Ultra HD TV, including Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Seiki, Sharp, Vizio, Hisense, etc. It is also a great video editor tool, which empowers you to create personalized videos with built-in video editing features. (read review)

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Tips: Where can I get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies today?

I’ll start with the bad news. Even though TVs with 4K/Ultra high-definition resolution have been available for a couple of years now, there still aren’t a lot of actual 4K TV shows and movies available.

Aside from YouTube, 4K today mostly consists of original TV series streaming from Netflix and Amazon. We won’t get 4K Blu-ray until next year, and there are no 4K TV channels in sight.

So what’s the good news? There’s more 4K to watch than there was last year, and your new 4K TV probably has an app or three that can show it for free (as part of your subscription). If your TV doesn’t have the right app, you can buy a new 4K-streaming device, like a Roku 4, to serve up those extra pixels.

4K promises improved picture quality since it has four times as many pixels as the highest high-definition resolution, namely 1080p/1080i. Those extra pixels are often very difficult to discern in the best of cases however, and in our tests 4K streams and regular high-definition streams looked very similar. So even though 4K can look great, so can good old 1080p, and you shouldn’t expect to be blown away by the difference.

Below you’ll find a roundup of today’s 4K/Ultra HD sources and what you’ll need to watch them on your TV. It’s important to keep in mind that almost all the content listed is streaming, and to do that, you’ll need an Internet connection of at least 15 Mbps, ideally more. Netflix recommends 25 Mbps.

Amazon

Amazon Original shows like “The Man in the High Castle” and Amazon pseudo-exclusives like “Orphan Black.” Certain shows, like “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Bosch,” are also in High Dynamic Range (HDR). Some 4K movies can be purchased or rented.

You’ll need: A Prime subscription ($99, £79 per year, but includes things like free 2-day shipping, music streaming and more) for streaming; built-in apps; the latest Fire TV box or Roku 4.

Netflix

Netflix original shows, like “House of Cards” and “Jessica Jones,” and movies like “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Skyfall.”

You’ll need: Built-in apps on your TV, a Roku 4, Nvidia Shield, Amazon Fire TV (latest model) or Tivo Bolt; an upgrade (if you haven’t already) to the Premium Netflix plan, which is currently more per month than the standard plan. 
VUDU

Movies like “San Andreas,” “The Lego Movie,” and “Edge of Tomorrow” are on the US service. On some devices and with some films, there’s HDR and Dolby Atmos available as well. Rent for $10, buy for $25 to $30.

You’ll need: A Roku 4 or Vizio R-series (currently the only HDR and Atmos option). Vudu recommends a connection speed of at least 11 mbps, a bit lower than the others. 

Sony PlayStation Video (formerly Video Unlimited)

A sizable collection of TV shows and movies.

You’ll need: Sony’s $700 FMP-X10 4K Media Player. More info here.

M-Go

A few dozen titles, most you’ve never heard of, to rent or buy. A few dozen more slightly more recognizable titles are also in HDR.

Screenshot by Geoff Morrison/CNET

You’ll need: A Samsung TV. 

YouTube

There’s lots of free 4K video content on YouTube, but it’s mostly “store demo material” stuff like slow pans of landscapes, languid insects, and other pretty pictures.

You’ll need: A device with a 4K-compatible YouTube app, namely a Roku 4 or an Nvidia Shield (for built-in apps, typically only 2015 televisions excluding Vizios can handle YouTube in 4K). Or a computer.

UltraFlix

A pretty random collection of 4K movies, like “Face/Off,” “Almost Famous,” “Footloose” (nope, the other one), “Star Trek” and “Terminator Genisys.”

Screenshot by Geoff Morrison/CNET

You’ll need: Certain Sony, Samsung, Vizio or HiSense TVs. The app was also recently added to Roku 4. More info here.

DirecTV

No 4K channels yet, but some movies to rent. According to DirecTV, “The number of 4K movies varies from week to week, but there are always at least two 4K movies available to watch instantly.”

You’ll need: A Genie DVR (“Model HR34 and above”); a 4K TV with HDCP 2.2 or a “Direct TV 4K-Ready TV” (many Samsung and LG models). More info here.

Comcast

A few free NBC shows. No word yet on their Xi4 4K set-top box.

You’ll need: A Samsung TV with the Xfinity TV app. More info here.

PC

If you’re a gamer, many games can be played in 3,840×2,160, but you’ll need some serious hardware to do it. Check out how to use your 4K TV as a monitor for more info. It’s also a way to get YouTube (if your TV doesn’t support it) and Vimeo in 4K (which has started to roll out adaptive streaming for all users, and across all their apps early next year).

The future: 4K Blu-ray!

In early 2016 we should see the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player and discs hit the market. This should expand the amount of content significantly. More importantly, it will increase the quality of the content, since streaming 4K is at best only marginally better — and can look worse — than (regular) Blu-ray.

In the first wave you can expect two things with absolutely certainty: high disc prices and low movie quality. Such as been the case with every new format release. Terrible movies on pretty, pretty discs (or tapes, or big discs).

Prices will fall, better movies will be released. Sands through the hourglass…

Is it worth upgrading to a 4K TV yet?

In reality, there’s still not a lot of 4K content. A few TV shows, and a few movies. This early into the HD transition, we were in a little better shape, in terms of content (thanks to all the broadcasters trying to top one another). If you’re considering getting a 4K TV because of the content, well, it’s not worth it yet just for that.

If your TV is pretty old and you’re considering upgrading, know that 4K TVs aren’t stupid (anymore), and the best looking TVs today also just happen to be 4K. If you do, there will be some content to watch, and more than they’re used to be, just not a lot. Yet.

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Fix 4K movies and Roku 4 streaming issues

4K UHD is a resolution of 3840 x 2160, twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of 1080p HD. You can see more details and feel more real while watching videos with 4K UHD resolution. So, it’s definitely good news for fans of the Roku 3, the streaming set-top box company will likely roll out the Roku 4 within the next week and may include 4K streaming as a feature. Here what we’d like to show you is how to compress and play 4K movies on Roku 4, instead of how powerful the Roku 4 works.

Of course the new Roku 4 can play perfectly the UHD videos that are shot by HD cameras, and that are purchased or downloaded online. However, such video sources are comparatively rare and hard to find. In the same principle of RoKu 3 supported video formats, the new Roku 4 only supports a limited number of local media files like MP4 (H.264) & MKV (H.264) video / AAC & MP3 audio / JPG & PNG image). It indicates that you have to convert many mainstream and niche 4K videos to be Roku 4 compatible.

Convert 4K Videos for Roku 4 with 4K Video Converter for Mac

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review) , as one of the best 4K video converters for Mac, is definitely your No.1 choice for compressing, converting or transcoding 4K videos for Roku 4, mainly working in the following ways:

1. Convert 4K videos on Mac: This 4K video converter, compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan (10.11), can run faultlessly on Mac for converting XAVC, MXF, MOV, H.265, BDMV, downloaded Youtube videos, MP4, Blu-ray video with 4K resolution.

2. Make any videos compatible with Roku 4: Any of your videos can be converted and made friendly with your Roku 4 general playable videos directly. Also you can make 4K movies watchable on iPhone 6S, Apple TV 4 and editable in Premiere Pro.

3. Compress 4K to 1080p: Watching 4K content requires a 25Mbps or faster downstream internet connection which is faster than most people have. Thus, watching online 4K movies on Roku 4 may be stutter. So you can compress 4K movies to 1080p and play them on Roku 4 offline.

If you also have a Windows OS PC, you can convert videos to be Roku 4 acceptable on the PC by use of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Free Download: 

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/imedia-converter-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-iMedia-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177788.html

How do I get 4K movies stream to Roku 4?

1. Add 4K video files > Run the 4K Video Converter program and click “Add video” button to import 4K files. And you can add multiple files to save your time for this program supports batch conversion.

2. Choose output format > Click Format bar and choose H.264 MP4 from Common Video or HD Video, which can be recognized by Roku 4 well.

3. Start converting 4K movies > Finally, hit the “Start conversion” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the 4K to Roku 4 conversion.

Once the conversion finished, click Open to get the output videos. Afterwards, just transfer converted media files to USB flash drive or a digital device.

4. Play 4K movies on RoKu 4 > Connect a USB memory stick or USB cable of a digital device to the RoKu 4 USB port. Now you can play 4K movies and videos on Roku 4 for free.

More features of the 4K Video Converter:

a. Edit or clip 4K movies- Click “Edit” on the menu to trim, crop, add special effects to your source movies.

b. Advanced settings- With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original 4K moive while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original or you can downscale 4K to 1080p for easier playback.

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Most Popular 4K Video Players Review

With the popularization of 4K, users can now enjoy videos and movies with staggering vivid details. Anyway for better enjoy 4K files, owing a superior player is the premise. Any good 4k video players to recommend? In this article, I will show you best 4K video players to help you playing 4K videos smoothly.

Part I: External 4K Media Player

Top 1: Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player

With it, you can download over 200 movies from Video Unlimited 4K, and stream in stunning 4K Ultra HD from a number of compatible online services. A built-in 1 TB hard drive is great for storing. If you buy this player, you can get ten true 4K movies which include The Amazing Spider Man, Total Recall, Salt, Bad Teacher, That’s my boy and more. Set the player to match with high definition display, turn your living room to a mini cinema.

Top 2: Redray 4K Player

REDRAY Player will be very useful connected to a display showing clients their work in glorious 4K (assuming you’ve shot it that way, of course). For playing 4K videos with REDRAY 4K video player, you should convert videos to the special .RED file with the inbuilt encoder first. Then, just import the .RED files to SD card or USB drive and insert it into player. The rest thing is connect REDRAY player to 4K display or projector, select the video for watching.

Since Players from Sony and RED are quite expensive, not everyone can afford it, which prompt people choosing to watch 4K with computer.  Take a look at Part II as below:

Part II: Best 4K video players for computer

Top 1: VLC Player

VLC Media Player is a cross-platform software which runs well on Windows, Mac, Linux and other operating systems. Now it get a got a boost and updated its support to cover 4K videos playback, as well as 8K video playback.

Top 2: Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic is a full-featured free and flexible video player, which embedded with various of codecs which enables users to watch any type of video and audio formats. To get Media Player Classic, we installed the K-Lite Codec Pack FULL version from this website. Take a simple click, it’s super easy to play 4K videos in full screen mode. However, it can be installed on Windows only.

Top 3: DivX Player

DivX Player is a free video app which supports various video formats including videos with 4k resolutions and delivers the highest quality. Also, it boasts some advanced features like various languages options, user-friendly interface, and most importantly, HD and UHD playback capabilities to amaze you with the superb quality of the videos, all of which make it a popular 4k media player.

Note: Yeah, we can buy a 4K video player, connect it to 4K display for watching 4K content or download 4K from web and play them on computer, but is it possible to view 4K videos and movies on Android, iPhone, iPad. Of course! To watch 4K videos on mobile devices with superb quality, the best way is to convert 4K video to common used video formats with a 4K video converter since those devices are incapable to support 4k videos natively. For this purpose, a professional 4k video converter is necessary.

Just like the way it is dealing with 720p/1080p HD videos, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is surely in the support of converting 4K UHD videos in any formats faultlessly. ( review)

Main interface:(Windows)

Overall, this program is a completely 4K video converter, player and editor. It provides hundreds of output format presets like iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab, Surface tablets, even Sony/Samsung/Panasonic/LG TV, etc. In additiong, this Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. (Learn how to compress 4K to 1080p) In other words, you can now play 4K videos on Android iPhone iPad smoothly without a 4k video player for mobile devices.For Mac users, turn to 4K Ultra Video Converter for Mac.

Free Download or Purchase Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

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