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Watch 4K Videos via Synology DS416 PLAY on TV

2016 has seen the release of several 2-Bay NAS units, an upgrade to the DS216+ and DS716+ in the DS716+II and DS216+II. Alongside that we have seen a few 4-bay NAS released, the Synology DS416PLAY, feature far more advanced hardware and NAS options compared to the previous version and now made itself more desirable NAS to many users. For those who has this great Synology DS416PLAY, you may have the demonds of backup downloaded 4K Videos onto Synology DS416PLAY, let’s follow the commen issues:

“I’m considering purchasing the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 camera which can capture 4K videos. Will the DS416 PLAY be able to play the 4K videos? I currently play videos using DS Video on a Roku on my HD TV sets, which works very well. Also, would 4K video play in the mobile apps?”

When you take the solution into consideration, you still should think of format/codec incompatibility problem putting the 4K content to Synology DS416PLAY. Under this situation, a third-party 4K NAS Converter is needed.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful 4K video converter which is able to transcode any 4K videos to Synology DS416PLAY optimized format with all the suitable output profile parameters. This 4K video converter can work in 4K Blu-ray, 4K videos downloaded from internet, 4K camera videos and mobile 4K shot. (Here is the review).

For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, which has updated to support to convert 4K videos to Synology DS416PLAY via new 10.11 El Capitan system. Now, Just download the right version Synology DS416PLAY Converter and follow the steps below to perform the conversion.

How to play 4K movies on Synology DS416PLAY with suitable format?

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

Step 1: Add 4K/HD videos.

Import 4K/HD videos to the program by clicking “File”>”Add Video/Audio” from “File” drop-down list. If your source 4K video is on the Blu-ray disc, insert your Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray drive and click “Load from disc” to add your 4K Blu-ray movie to the app.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose the formats that you want to output for later use. For compatibility consideration, it is idea for you to choose “Common Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as Synology DS416PLAY output file format.

Step 3: Compress 4K video to 1080p for Synology DS416PLAY.

When Synology DS416PLAY plays videos via USB for devices, it will not support 4K resolution. If your Blu-ray/DVD, MKV, AVI, WMV videos etc is 4K, you need to downscale 4K to 1080p video in “Settings”.

Step 4: Start converting your favorite movies to Synology DS416PLAY.

Now, you can easily create a true cinema experience at home, so you can enjoy sharper, more detailed images and any movies than ever before.

Now, try playing the downscaled 4K video in Synology DS416PLAY. It should be smooth when playback.

Related Software for Synology DS416PLAY Users :

BDMagic for Windows/Mac – The best Blu-ray solution to rip and backup any commercial and region-locked Blu-ray to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc.

DVDAid for Windows/Mac – Capacity of ripping copy-protected and homemade DVD to iPhone 6S, iPad, Surface Pro, Synology NAS, Seagate Wireless Plus, etc with suitable format.

ByteCopy for Windows/Mac – It can rip Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV keeping multi-track subtile/audio and all chapter markers for Synology DS416PLAY.

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Upload YIFY 4K Movies to Synology DS216play

Category : 4K Formats , Storage/Server

Synology DS216play is a 2-bay NAS featuring 4K Ultra HD video transcoding and powerful processing capabilities, letting you enjoy high definition media contents, as well as keeping all the other aspects of a fully-fledged NAS uncompromised. If you have some 4K movies, like 4K YIFY movies, uploading them to Synology DS216play is a good idea to save your hard disc space since usual 4K movies take up more storage space.

4K videos contain many kinds of format, like MKV, AVI, MP4,etc. Before you upload 4K YIFY movies to Synology DS216play, I suggest you to unify all YIFY 4K videos to 4K MP4 for MP4 is the most compatible format that nearly all multimedia players can accept it. If your player to watch 4K YIFY movies via Synology DS216play doesn’t support 4K, you even need to compress 4K to 1080p.

To process 4K YIFY before uploading to DS216play, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It is an all-in-one video solution with the capability of deal with any videos, like Blu-ray/DVD, 4K/SD/HD video in any format. So it is capability of converting 4K YIFY movies to Synology DS216play with suitable format and high video quality. Besides, it also allows you to compress 4K to 1080p in “Settings” window so that when you want to play 4K YIFY movies via Synology NAS on TV but your TV can’t play 4K movies.

Hot search: DVD to Synology DS416 | Blu-ray to Synology DS416

If you are Mac users, you should use Pavtube iMedia for Mac which can make you convert 4K YIFY movies to Synology DS216play on Mac OS X El Capitan and lower system. Both the versions are in the promotion activity at Facebook.

Free download and install

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

How to upload 4K YIFY movies to Synology DS216play?

Step 1: Add 4K videos.

Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load 4K YIFY video to the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose the formats that you want to output for later use. For compatibility consideration, it is idea for you to choose “Common Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as output file format.

Tip: If you don’t change output format, you can ignore the step 2. But I do suggest you compress 4K to 1080p for the wide usage of 4K YIFY movies. Open “Profile Settings” window, click “Size(pix)” to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for output video.

Step 3: Convert 4K YIFY movies to Synology

After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert 4K YIFY movies to Synology DS216play in MP4 format or in 1080p resolution. Then you can locate the video in output folder.

When you put converter 4K YIFY moves to Synology DS216play, you can watch these DVD movies on many devices via Synology, like Apple TV, PS4, LG HD TV, iPad. If you don’t know how to set up the connection between your Synology NAS and your DLNA/UPnP-compliant DMAs, here is a detailed guide. And if your DLNA/UPnP-enabled device is an Apple TV, here is a more simple tutorial on setting up Synology NAS with Apple TV.

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Play 4K videos from Plex with no buffering

Category : 4K Formats , Storage/Server

The new Plex Media Player for PC supports 4K

Some of you already know and use Plex but for those of you unfamiliar with it think of it as software for watching/listening to your locally-stored media files, such as video, movies and music, on the living room TV screen over WiFi. This version is for a PC/HTPC placed in the living room.

Plex says that they have built the new software for the living room PC from scratch. It no runs on the foundation of Kodi/XBMC but is instead powered by open-source mpv, which Plex believes has better support for media files. Plex promises that it can play virtually any video, music or photo format that you throw at it.



With the new software Plex is also adding native support for 4K video and the HEVC format. Other new features include a 4K user interface, mouse controls, multi-channel music support, a native Raspberry Pi port, and more granular audio delay settings.

However, not all 4K videos are supported for Plex. Some 4K (ultra high definition) devices are recognized by the Plex app. We’re working to bring 4K playback support to other devices, too. 4K/UHD content matching the following will Direct Play on supported devices:

Container: MP4
Resolution: 3840×2160 or smaller
Video Encoding: HEVC (H.265)
Video Frame Rate: 30fps
Video Bit Depth: 8

How to Get all 4K videos work with Plex quickly?

4K content not matching the above properties will be transcoded to 1080p. Transcoding 4K content is a very intensive process and will require a powerful computer running Plex Media Server (sometimes buffer in a long time). 

So according to our many tests, we found the best way of playing 4K videos from Plex with no buffering is to transcode and compress the 4K videos to Plex supported formats for nice playing no buffering. Pavtube Video Converter (Pavtube Video Converter for Mac) is a professional 4K to Plex converter, which can convert any 4K videos including 4K MP4, 4K MKV, 4K H.265, 4K MOV, 4K AVI etc to Plex friendly formats. 

Hot search: Tivo to Plex ǀ MP4 to Plex ǀ AVI to Plex ǀ MKV to Plex

Free download the best 4K converter for Plex:

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

A full guide to Convert 4K to Plex for playing with no buffering

Step 1. Click “Add video” button to add your 4K video files to the program. Or directly drag the video you want to convert to the left item bar. 



Step 2. Set right output format. Click “Format” bar, and select H.265 or MP4 from “Common video” or “HD video” to fit Plex.



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 Plex 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 Plex for playback with Smart TV, Apple TV etc.

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Stream 4K AVI to Samsung 4K TV via Plex

Plex gives you instant access to your media collections – your home videos, photos, music, TV shows, and movies, so you can quickly find and stream what you want to any device, any time. Its platforms include Macs, PCs, Smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV, and more. Whether it’s your movie and TV collection or your music library, Plex makes your media look beautiful by automatically adding movie posters, plot summaries, cover art, and descriptions. If you have a Samsung TV at home, you can stream some movies like 4K AVI to Samsung 4K TV via Plex. But from some forums, many users have the troubles in playing 4K AVI on Samsung 4K TV via Plex. 

Please take it easy, now we provide you the solution. The best way to slove it is to convert 4K AVI to Samsung 4K TV supported video for nice streaming via plex and playing. You can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  to help you convert 4K AVI to Samsung 4K TV supported videos for nice playing. 

Besides, this powerful 4K video converter also can make you play any videos and movies including SD/HD/4K (4K MP4,4K H.265 MKV), even DVDBlu-ray etc on Samsung 4K TV via Plex easily. Now free download the best 4K AVI to Samsung 4K TV converter:

How to Encode 4K AVI to Samsung 4K TV for streaming via Plex?

Step 1. Click “Add video” button to add your 4K AVI video files to the program. Or directly drag the video you want to convert to the left item bar.   

Step 2. Set right output format. Click “Format” bar, and select Samsung TV .mp4 from “TVS”.  

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 “Start conversion” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert 4k .avi to Samsung 4K TV friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files.

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Can I watch HD and 4K movies on Samsung 4K TV from NAS

Got some amazing movies and want to enjoy them on Samsung 4K TV from NAS?

I have a Samsung 4K TV (UA50HU7000) and I would like to find a solution for playing 4K and Full HD movies stored on a funless/silent NAS with only the following requirements:

1- I would like to be able to download movies directly from the NAS without using the PC (Download Station for BT/Magnet Link/HTTP/FTP download), accessing the NAS from internet to manage the downloads.
2- I do not need to stream the movies to the TV or other devices, I can connect the NAS to the TV with a wire.
3- I have a limited budget so cannot go for professional or business solutions

Having a look at some products, I found the QNAP HS-251/251+ (but I think since it has the HDMI output I cannot play the 4K movies) or the QNAP HS-210 which might be used as a storage for my 4K/HD movies to be connected with the Ethernet to my TV. Thank you for your help.


Want to play your home movies on your Samsung 4K TV only to find that your videos are not supportedby Samsung 4K TV? You’ll suffer great disappointment in such cases. So, if you movies are in other video formats like DivX/Xvid, MKV, FLV, RMVB, etc, you’ll need to convert them to Samsung 4K TV playable format for storage on NAS and play them on Samsung 4K TV from NAS.

Now it’s just a piece of cake with this easy how-to guide. Here you will learn how to convert video files to Samsung 4K TV compatible formats and enjoy videos in any format on Samsung 4K TV from NAS without any limitations.

The video conversion program from Pavtube- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a professional Samsung 4K TV video converter that allows you to convert all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, ASF and more to Samsung 4K TV supported formats. In this way, you can watch any video on your Samsung 4K TV from NAS. (Read review)

Features:

  • Convert AVI, WMV, MPG, FLV, 3GP, MOV, etc to easy-to-play Samsung TV compatible MP4
  • Offers optimized profile for Sony/Samsung/LG/Panasonic TV
  • Extract audio from video
  • Freely change the sample rate, resolution, bitrates, etc to better cater for your playing needs
  • Edit video: Trim, Crop, Split, Rotate, Flip, Merge, Watermark, etc

First of all, download the converter and then follow the tips to convert video files to fit Samsung 4K TV with ease.
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Convert Movies to NAS for Playing on Samsung 4K TV in clicks

1. Load video files

Click “Add video” button import HD/4K videos from your computer or devices connected to your computer. After the files have been loaded, you can preview the videos, take snapshots, etc. as you like. And if you want to join all the added video clips into one single movie for Samsung 4K TV, simply tick “Merge into one file” to combine all the files.

2 Customize the output video (optional)
By clicking “Edit selected task” button displayed at the end of each item, you can personalize the video by trimming into many segments, customizing the video frame size, applying special movie effects, adding watermarks, etc.

3. Select the output video format

To convert video files to Samsung 4K TV, you won’t be confused since the video preset for Samsung 4K TV. Just click Format bar and select the model of TV from TVS > Samsung TV(*.mp4) as the export format. In this way, you can just convert your videos to fit Samsung 4K TV and enjoy them in full screen.

Tip – Advanced Settings:

If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

4. Start converting videos for Samsung 4K TV

When all the settings are done, click “Start conversion” button to let the Samsung 4K TV movie converter to start converting the added video clips to Samsung 4K TV supported format with optimized settings.
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How can I backup 4K videos to Synology DS416 and DS216play?

Category : 4K Formats , Storage/Server

Synology launches the DiskStation DS416 and DS216play. The NAS units are equipped with a powerful hardware encryption engine, DS216play can transcode 4K video on-the-fly and make the 4K file streaming even more convenient. Can Synology DS416/DS216play transcode 4K videos for my device? You may ask and here gives your the best answer.


Video transcoding refers to the process of converting video files originally unsupported by a media player into a compatible format and resolution. You can stream your video collection on your DiskStation DS416 and DS216play to a media player using Video Station, DS video or Media Server. Below are tables indicating the behavior of Synology NAS in respective scenarios.

Video Station and DS video

Table 1 shows the video transcoding capabilities of different Synology NAS groups when streaming video to popular media players with Video Station or DS video.


Media Server

Table 2 shows the behavior of Synology NAS running Media Server.

Synology NAS Models and Groups

You can refer to the table below to determine which 4K video transcoding group your Synology NAS belongs to.

Note:

1. Remuxing here refers to the process of transcoding the audio codec of your video while keeping the video codec intact. This enables your PC browser (without plugin) or your Apple TV to play MP4 or MKV videos whose audio codec is not supported.

2. Any container or file extension in 4K 2160p (4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160) with codecs H.264 (AVC), and in 1080p with codecs H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1 can be transcoded up to 1080p by Synology NAS in 4K Group 1. The maximum supported frame rate per second (FPS) is 30. These containers can be MKV, MP4, AVI, TS, MPG, WMV and more. However, these containers/file extensions might come in codecs other than the four mentioned. In that case, videos cannot be transcoded to 1080p. Please refer to this article for more information on the container formats.

3. Any container or file extension in 4K 2160p (3840 x 2160) with codecs H.265 (HEVC), and in 1080p with codecs H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5), MPEG-2, and VC-1 can be transcoded up to 1080p by Synology NAS in 4K Group 2. The maximum supported frame rate per second (FPS) is 30. These containers can be MKV, MP4, AVI, TS, MPG, WMV and more. However, these containers/file extensions might come in codecs other than the four mentioned. In that case, videos cannot be transcoded to 1080p. Please refer to this article for more information on the container formats. Other codecs are not supported.

4. 4K Group 1 is capable of transcoding 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MTS, MOV, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, and RMVB up to 720p. For the complete list of supported file formats in the original and transcoded streams, please see the specifications of Video Station and DS video.

5. 4K Group 2 supports codecs listed in Note 3. Other codecs are not supported.

What if DiskStation DS416 and DS216play can’t transcode your 4K videos?

Since it does have some limits to play 4K video via DiskStation DS416 and DS216play on different platforms. Besides, the codec limitation will also prevent you from uploading 4K video to DiskStation DS416 and DS216play successfully.

Here we recommend you this powerful 4K to NAS Converter- iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, which will convert 4K H.265, XAVC, MXF, MOV, MKV, AVI for storage on DiskStation DS416 and DS216play with ease. Multiple devices can also be supported. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. (Read review)

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How to transcode and backup 4K videos to DiskStation DS416 and DS216play

Step 1. Install and run this 4K video converter, then load your H 4K videos into this app by clicking “File”>”Add Video/Audio”. Thanks to the inner decoder and encoder, you can easily import 4K videos. Highlight and double click clips can allow you to preview your video.

Tip: If you have batch files and want to combine them into one, you can select all files you want to merge, and then click “Merge into one file box”.

Step 2. After loading successfully, go to the Format bar then choose “HD Video”>”H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” for streaming 4K videos to DiskStation DS416 and DS216play, which will totally maintain the sharp quality of the original files.

Step 3. For some users whose videos are 4K and want to maintain the 4K quality, clicking “Settings” to make the default Size (pix) to 3840*2160 will realize this goal. You can type this parameter after the Size (pix) box to replace the 1920*1080. (Or learn how to compress 4K to 1080p)

Step 4. After setting the file location, just hit this “Start conversion” button to start convert your 4K video conversion for backing up 4K videos to DiskStation DS416 and DS216play.

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Tutorial on Playing 4K Movies on Chromebook 13 at Travels

Category : 4K Formats , Storage/Server

Chromebook laptop is a new type of online computing thin client based on Google Chrome OS, only workable after being connected to the Internet. Recently Acer and Dell have released or will release their own Chromebook 13 laptops.

Though some new Chromebook 13 models have an processor capable of rendering 4K video with connecting to a 4K TV through an HDMI port, it may be stutter when watching online 4K movies on Chromebook 13 via 4K TV since accessing 4K content requires a 25Mbps or faster downstream internet connection which is faster than most people have. (See how to enable New 4k Video Render in Chrome)

But good news is that you can have a fluent viewing if you download 4K movies and play them on Chromebook 13 offline.

To make Chromebook 13 handle 4K UHD video without issue, check whether the video is in line with the Chromebook 13 compatible video format first. Otherwise, convert it. By the way, if your 4K UHD video file size are enormous, you can compress 4K UHD video of MP4, AVI, MOV, XAVC, MXF, H.265, MKV etc. to Chromebook 13 due to its relatively smaller hard drive capacity.

Chromebook 13 supported video formats:

.3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav

Chromebook Supported Codecs: .ogv(Theora), .webm(vp8), .mp4(H264, MPEG), .mov(H264, MPEG), .avi(MPEG4/MP3, DIVX/MP3, XVID/MP3), .3gp(H264/AAC, MPEG4/AMR-NB)

Worth noting that though you import 4K UHD video in MP4, AVI, MOV to Chromebook 13, it turns out that the video is not playable on the laptop, because of different video codec, encode it. Here is an easy way to convert 4K movies to Chromebook 13 formats and then play 4K movies on Chromebook 13 at travels. Just follow the guide below.

How to Convert 4K for Smooth 4K Playback on Chromebook 13

* Preparation Tools: 4K movie | 4K video converter | USB Flash disk (or SD card)

First you need to get iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, an all-in-one 4K video converter, 4K player and 4K editor. The program also support convert 4K video files in any format to Chromebook 13 for playing with Chromebook 13 without limit. Besides ensuring smooth 4K playback on Chromebook 13, it also allows you to compress 4K video to Chromebook 13. (Read review to learn more functions)

With the aid of the smashing Chromebook 13 video converter, you can play 4K Ultra HD video on Chromebook 13 with less occupation regardless of video formats or codec. Now refer to the steps to get it running.

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The Steps to encode 4K movies to play on Chromebook 13

Step 1: Click on the “Add Video” button to add 4K video files from computer.

Step 2: Click Format bar and just select an output format as you like. In most cases, MP4 format is recommended to users. It could fit on your Acer and Dell Chromebooks. Compared with MKV and AVI, MP4 will bring smaller size.

Step 3: If you think the original settings are not suitable for your Chromebook 13, you can click the Settings icon to change the settings.

Tips: To downsize your 4K mp4 videos, you can:

a. Change Parameter Settings, Incl. Video Resolution, Frame Rate and Bit Rate

Video resolution:  For ultra HD 4K videos, it’s recommended to reduce to 1080p (1920*1080) resolution in “Video Size” election.

Bitrate: Lowering the bit rate will bring about the decrease of the video file size.

Frame rate: The lower frame rate, the smaller size you will get, and vice versa.

b. Trim Unwanted Part to Downsize Video File

Generally, trimming unwanted video clips from your big video file is a feasible way to decrease your video file. (Here is how to)

Step 4: After everything is OK, simply click the big “Start conversion” button to start converting 4K videos for Chromebook 13. Of course the conversion speed also depends on the selected output video format, related speed options setting, your computer configuration and the movie running time.

After successful encoding, you can transfer the converted movie to Chromebook 13 with USB flash disk and then play watch 4K movie on Chromebook 13 at travels.

Have more questions about how to play and watch 4K movies on Chromebook 13 offline, please feel free to contact us>> or leave a message at Facebook.

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How to Mirror 4K Movies to TV with Chromecast 2

Google, as one of the strongest search giants, takes over your TV with Google Chromecast designed to take your digital content and get it up on bigger HDTV, just like Roku and Apple TV work. Now it announced new Chromecast 2 which will support for higher-resolution (even 4K) streaming. Whether H.264 video decoding is still limited to 1080p30, or if 1080p60 is finally supported. And in this article you can learn how to stream 4K movies and videos to Chromecast 2 for watching on Chromecast 2-enabled HDTV.

In the first place, 4K video takes way much space in addition to the high requirement on resolution. Sadly, the first 4K movie we can download is 160GB. True 4K film needs more data storage, at least 100 gigabytes. It would take much time to download a 4K video from YouTube or other video websites and not be able to be played smoothly on Chromecast 2 and we have image stabilization to concern. Furthermore, with those microscopic pixels you wouldn’t be able to tell 4K apart from 1080p screen due to the pixel density. And to figure out how to cast a 4K video on Chromecast 2 for HDTV playback can be really time consuming, especially for people having little awareness of video format or codec.

Well, there is a productive way to facilitate and advance the 4K to 1080p video conversion process, by using a best Chromecast 2 4K video converter, which ensures you to complete 4K video to Chromecast 2 conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8 at one go. To play 4K MP4 video on Chromecast 2, there is no need of video format conversion. To mirror 4K video via Chromecast 2 on TV, compress and convert 4K MXF/XAVC/XAVC-S/MOV/AVI/MKV/MTS to Chromecast 2 supported formats MP4, WebM and MPEG in 1080p, at 4:3 or 16:9, with a best Chromecast 2 video converter and all is done.

According to the official website, with Google Cast you have several options for supporting various media types, codecs, and facilities:

Video codecs: H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8

Audio decoding: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/Opus, MP3, Vorbis

Image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WEBP

Containers: MP4, WebM

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate works as the best software to convert 4K video files to Chromecast 2/TV friendly format with least quality loss. Moreover, this program also comes with optimized format presets for almost all popuar multimedia devices. And you could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync.

Seems complicated? Not at all in fact. Below a detailed guide on how to stream 4K video to Chromecast 2, in its supported and unsupported video formats, is introduced.

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Other Download:
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Tutorial: Casting and Playing local 4K files via Chromecast 2 on TV

Step 1: Load 4K files

Click “Add video” button on the main interface to load your MXF/XAVC/XAVC-S/MOV/AVI/MKV/MTS in 4k resolution to the program. You also can drag the file to the program’s window list directly.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click Format bar to get the format list and select a proper export format. For Chromecast 2, MP4, WebM in “Common Video” column can be compatible. (Also read TV supported format)

Tips: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original. If you don’t want to spend long time mirroring 4k movies to Chromecast 2, you can downsize 4K to 1080p if you need.

Step 3: Start 4k to Chromecast 2 conversion

When all the settings are OK, click “Start conversion” button to start converting 4k video to Chromecast 2 for TV. When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the converted video files. (Read Chromecast compatible televisions)

How to Mirror converted Movies to TV with Chromecast 2?

1. Chromecast Video from Smartphones and Tablets to TV

a.To cast videos to Chromecast 2 from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the Chromecast app is essential. Namely, first of all, you have to find and download this app and have it installed on your Anroid or iOS devices.

b.Then just launch the Chromecast app on your device and click Cast Screen button.

c.Play the videos you would like to see on your devices, then you can get videos play in full screen.

2. Chromecast Video from Computer to TV

a. You are also allowed to cast videos to Chromecast 2 through the Chrome brower. Which means you have to install the Google Cast extension for the Chrome browser on your PC or Mac.
b. After downloaded and installed the Chromecast app, drag and drop the video you want to wactch into the Chrome browser.
c. Press the Cast button in the Chrome toolbar of your browser. Once the video is played in Chrome browser, you can send it to TV through Chromecast 2 using the Google cast extension.

3.Chromecast Video from Web to TV

a.You can use a smartphone or tablet to watch or listen to content from several sources, including Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, HBO Go, Google Music, Vevo, Plex, Hulu Plus, and Google Movies & TV.
b.In each of those apps, you simply press the “Cast” icon and select your Chromecast 2, and the video gets sent to your TV.

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Play 4K videos on PS3/Xbox 360 from TVS-871T QNAP NAS

You must have heard several times about 4K, 4K TV, 4K camcoders, but are you needing an ideal storage for 4K video workflows? Recently, QNAP Ships World’s First Hybrid NAS/DAS/iSCSI IP-SAN Solution with Thunderbolt and 10GbE Network Connectivity. Traditional NAS functions for archiving, project backup, and sharing are also available, which should provide users with a robust solution to any 4K storage and workflow challenge. This article focuses on how to stream 4K videos to PS3/Xbox 360 from TVS-871T QNAP NAS. If you have the interest, go on to find something you want.

As we know, a lot of NAS devices offer streaming to Xbox and PS3 devices, but what they don’t do is convert your videos to be compatible with your console. So, before dumping your 4K videos on your TVS-871T QNAP NAS for streaming to a console, you’ll need to make sure they’ve been converted to an appropriate format.

Read TVS-871T Media Player Best Video Format:

Supported video files:

MPEG4, AVC/H.264, MPEG1, MOV, AVI, Matroska (MKV), WMV9 HD (VC-1), VOB, TS, Xvid, MPEG2, FLV, WMV, DivX, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265, DivX HD

Supported audio files:

MP3, AAC, WAV (PCM), Apple Lossless, AIFF, OGG Vorbis, AAC+, FLAC, WMA, Matroska (MKA), eAAC+

Also, Xbox 360 and PS3 now support a multitude of file formats. If your videos aren’t encoded in the appropriate format, the safest bet is to convert them to h.264 videos with an .mp4 file extension. Along with some help from third party program like Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review) , it can be done effortlessly.

This video app is professional on fast transcoding 4K to TVS-871T QNAP NAS for playback with MP4 format without quality loss. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as PS3, PS Vita, Xbox, making the conversion much easier and efficient. This Mac Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. For Windows users, please turn to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  for 4K video transcoding. Download the software and let’s start the conversion.

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

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[Guide] How to play 4K videos via TVS-871T QNAP NAS

1. Load original 4K videos

Click “Add video” button on the main interface to load your 4K videos to the program. (Drag & Drop function is included.)

2. Select output format

Click “Format” and choose MP4 from “Common Video” or “HD Video” as output format, which can be recognized by TVS-871T QNAP NAS easily. For PS3, there are multiple choices there like PS3 Video(480p) MPEG-4(*.mp4), PS3 Video(7200p) MPEG-4(*.mp4) and more, choose a proper one. For Xbox 360, just choose Xbox 360 Video- Windows Media Video(*.wmv).

Tips: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. (Learn how to compress 4K to 1080p for easier playback)

3. Start 4K to TVS-871T QNAP NAS transcoding

Finally, hit the “Start conversion” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the transcoding. It will automatically convert 4K to TVS-871T QNAP NAS compatible video files. After the conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, you converted 4k movies can be configured for direct access via Thunderbolt for Xbox 360, PS3 or iOS and Android mobile apps.

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