Play 4K Video in VLC Player via Mac OS X El Capitan
People love to watch movies to enrich their spare times. Thanks to the creation of 4K technology, a lot of 4K movies spring up to meet people’s needs. Taking House of Cards 2 as an example, it is so popular that it has attracted thousands of 4K movies lovers. But playing super high definition 4K videos is a Herculean task. Well, in this article we focus on how to play 4K video in VLC Player on Mac OS X El Capitan.
VLC media player 2.1 has been in support playing Ultra HD / 4K videos, viewing 4K files in VLC is not so easy as we image. As the problems I occurred, the latest VLC media player still does not support 4K video playback perfectly: there is stutters, not showing audio, etc issues. Well, don’t let it be your playback hurdle.
What you can do is to scale the 4K resolution and tweaking a setting. What’s more, if your 4K videos in a VLC unsupported format, it won’t work at all. In this case, what you need is to convert 4K video to VLC playable format first.
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Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p videos, it is surely in the support of converting 4K videos in any formats faultlessly. With it, you can fast convert 4K Ultra HD videos in MP4, MKV, MXF, XAVC, WMV, AVI, or any other extension to VLC playable format with least quality loss. Plus, this 4K video converting software provides the optimal presets for portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tablet, Surface Tablet, Kindle Fire HDX; editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, etc for better enjoying, editing 4K files. It is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. (Read review)
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How to play, view 4K videos in VLC Player on Mac OS X El Capitan
STEP 1. Load 4K footage
Launch the 4K to VLC Converter Mac. Drag & drop 4K files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the “Add video” button to locate the 4K videos you want to add.
STEP 2. Select output format
Click format you choose MP4 as target format. Choose “HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.
STEP 3. Tweak video, audio settings
Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p for easier playback, you just need to adjust video size to 1920*1080.
STEP 4. Start 4K to VLC conversion
Hit the “Start conversion” button to let this smart converter start encoding 4K to VLC on Mac OS X El Capitan. When the conversion is done, you can open and play the converted 4K videos in VLC player without hassle.
Additional Tips: If you are Windows users, you can download and install Media Player Classic for playing 4K videos. Take a simple click, it’s super easy to play 4K videos in full screen mode. But to have a smooth 4K playback on Mac/Windows, this professional 4K HD Converter above is the best choice.