How to Play 4K Video on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV via Plex

How to Play 4K Video on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV via Plex

With increasing demand for video quality and resolution, the UHD and 4K videos became more and more popular on every video-sharing sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Niconico, LiveLeak and so on. When you found your favourite 4k resolution films or movies on website, how can you play downloaded 4K videos on your NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV?

Recently, NVIDIA announced the new features, saying that in addition to the 4K streaming support, the new Plex update also brings Dolby Digital Plus surround sound support, and support for the MKV file format. While, some fomrat and codec with 4K videos like H.265, XAVC, MXF are not widely supported and NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is no exceptation. Therefore, if you want to use 4K movies more widely, especially for a 4K playback on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV via Plex , you’ll need to convert 4K to TV supported video format first. Here I will offer you the 4K video to NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV via Plex workflow.

To finish the job, a 4K video encoder is essential. The best program I can recommend for handling 4K video is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (Windows version is here). Read review.

With it, not only can you convert 4K video to MP4, MOV, AVI for easily playing on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV via Plex, but also you can convert 4K video to the editing tools with professional codec, like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, Apple ProRes codec for FCP X/7/6, and etc. Besides, the built-in video editor allows you to modify your videos by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects and more. By the way, this 4K video converting application also enables you to convert videos from almost any SD/HD input (M2TS, MTS, MKV, H.264, MP4, 4K, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPEG, etc.) to H.265 HEVC codec up to 4K.

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How to convert 4K video to NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV for playing via Plex?

Step 1. Add 4K video

Install and run the corresponding program. Click “Add video” button on the top side to open the file browser window and pick your 4K video. You can also drag and drop files to the main interface of this best 4K video converter.

Tip: You can add multiple files to the queue and convert them all at one time.

Step 2: Select output format

Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select output video format from the powerful 4K video converter. For playing 4K video on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, we suggest you to choose “HD Video >> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”.

Step 3. Advanced settings

Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need. (Learn how to compress 4K video to 1080p video)

Step 4. Start encoding

Now click “Start conversion” button on the bottom of the screen to start 4K video conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.

When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can stream converted video to your Android TV via Plex for Android application. Now you can view 4K video on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV via Plex without any hassles.

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