How to play 4K videos on TCL P-series Roku smart TV?

Diana Joan

Jul 17, 2017 07:37 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Roku TVs have typically been the perfect choice for an inexpensive second TV, or a good option if you prioritize ease-of-use over picture quality. What's more, the new TCL P-Series has moved Roku TVs up several rungs into premium 4K territory — and for a terrific price. While allowing you browse and share files from your external storage devices via HD cable or Wi-Fi connection, the TCL P-series Roku smart TV will be your ideal television to view 4K videos. However, 4K video formats are in a wide range and you may encounter video format/codec incompatibility problem when you play 4K videos on TCL P-series Roku smart TV.

For example, with the development of 4K camcorder, more and more manufacturer like Canon, Sony have been enable to record 4K videos with 4K XAVC (XAVC-S/L), 4K AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), 4K MXF (P2 MXF/ XDCAM MXF). All these 4K videos are not compatible for TCL P-series Roku smart TV. So, if you wanna to make all kinds of 4K videos playable on TCL P-series Roku smart TV, you'd better convert 4K videos to the TCL P-series Roku smart TV supported video formats.

What are TCL P-series Roku smart TV Supported Formats?

Well, since the wide range of video formats for 4K resolution, what video formats can be played on TCL P-series Roku smart TV? Here we give a list of TCL P-series Roku smart TV supported media file formats, which is found from its official website.

Supported Audio Formats

AAC, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), MP3

Supported Video Formats

H.264, MKV, MP4, VP9

Input Video Formats

1080i, 1080p, 480p, 4K, 720p

How to Convert 4K videos to TCL P-series Roku smart TV?

To play 4K videos on TCL P-series Roku smart TV with great success, we suggest you to convert 4K videos to TCL P-series Roku smart TV best compatible MKV/ MP4 container format with H.264 compression codec. To get this job easily done, you will need a powerful 4K video converter software.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Review) is highly recommended here. With this 4K video converter software, it will be much easier for you to make all 4K videos playable on your TCL P-series Roku smart TV. Firstly, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has the ability to handle any 4K source videos including DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K flights, Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K recordings, Sony Alpha A6500 capture videos or any 4K videos downloaded from the Internet. It supports to convert all 4K videos to 4K H.264 MP4 or 4K H.264 MKV for playback on TCL P-series Roku smart TV.

This 4K video converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want for better visual enjoyment on TCL P-series Roku smart TV. Foe multiple 4K clips, you can merge the multiple 4K videos into a single one file for TCL P-series Roku smart TV smooth playback. What's more, when you transcode 4K videos to 4K H.264 MP4/MKV for TCL P-series Roku smart TV, you can get realtime 30x video encoding speed with NVIDIA CUDA hardware accelerate technology when your computer is geared with a CUDA-enabled GPU. Besides TCL P-series Roku smart TV, the program also gives you the chance to play 4K video on other brand 4K TVs such as Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG.

Just download it to change your video format into TCL P-series Roku smart TV friendly video file to get rid the format incompatibility problem.

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Step-by-Step to Convert 4K Videos to TCL P-series Roku smart TV

Step 1: Import 4K videos

On the top menu bar, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" icon to import 4K video to the program. You are allowed to import multiple files at one time to do batch conversion.

add video

Step 2:  Select TCL P-series Roku smart TV optimized output file format

As for 4K H.264 MP4 video, just choose "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" in "HD Video" and then adjust video size in "Settings" to keep 4K resolution: click "Settings" icon behind format bar to open "Profile Settings" window, click "Size(pix)" to select 3840x2160 as the final resolution for output video.

h.264 mp4

Tip 1: You can also downsize 4K video to a lower resolution like 1080p to save the storage space, for another, reduce the converting time, because of converting duration depends on the video sizes. Remember to set the output audio codec as "AAC".

1080p

Tip 2: Check the pencil-like icon to activate the editing function. Here you can trim video for your needed length, crop video to get rid of annoying black edges, join multiple video clips into one, add text/image watermark and add subtitles. For example, if the original movie has no subtitle or the subtitles you need, you can download it from website and then add the subtitles into the output videos for full enjoyment.

Tip 3: TCL P-series Roku smart TV's screen uses an aspect ratio of 16:9. However, movies are usually filmed with a ratio of 21:9, which will result in black bars at the top and bottom of the picture when it is displayed on TCL P-series Roku smart TV. For those people who try to watch a unmatched video on TCL P-series Roku smart TV, this tool is able to help you change any video aspect ratio to 16:9. Here is the guide: How to Change Video Output Aspect Ratio.

Tip 4: Generally speaking, 4K conversion is GPU heavy. So if your computer is geared with a CUDA-enabled GPU, you can use GPU acceleration. move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU Encode acceleration.

Ultimate CUDA acceleration

Step 3: Convert 4K videos to TCL P-series Roku smart TV

After all the setting is done, hit the "Convert" button under video previewing window to start the video conversion process. When the conversion is completed, you will get a 4K video playable on TCL P-series Roku smart TV.

To enjoy the converted 4K videos on TCL P-series Roku smart TV, You can transfer these 4K videos to USB hard drive then insert the USB drive to USB port behind TCL P-series Roku smart TV and then you can view 4K videos on TCL P-series Roku smart TV freely.


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