How to Stream 4K HD Video Movie on Windows 10 Smoothly?

Diana Joan

Apr 21, 2015 10:54 am / Posted by Diana Joan

4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. The 4K resolutions exist in the fields of digital television, digital cinematography. Streaming video from YouTube and Vimeo also allow the upload of content with 4K resolution.

4k hd video to Windows 10

Why record video with 4K resolution?

The main advantage of recording video at the 4K standard is the fine spatial detail, which contrasts with 2K resolution in which fine detail in hair is displayed poorly. If the final video quality is reduced to 2K from a 4K recording more detail is apparent than would have been achieved from a 2K recording. Increased fineness and contrast is then possible with output to DVD and Blu-ray.

With the standardization of H.265/HEVC codec, we will have the opportunity to keep in touch with more or more 4K content resources. In 2014, Netflix began stream streaming television series at 4K to compatible televisions. Amazon Studios also begin to shot full-length original series and new pilots with 4K resolution in 2014.

Play HD/4K Video Movie on Windows 10

Want to play HD or 4K video movies on the upcoming Windows 10? The good news is that Windows 10 will add support for the HEVC codecs to allow HD/4K Video to be opened in Windows Media Player. The bad news is that the Windows Media Player on Windows 10 can not provide a 4K resolution to play your 4K video, you will not be able to see all the fine detail present in the original video when you try to provide a lower resolution than the original video resources.

To solve the video resolution problem, you can use a program to downscale 4K resolution video to 1080p, then you will have no problem to stream 4K/HD video movie on Windows 10. Here, you can have a try at Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows(Top Video Converter Ultimate Review), which enables you to set the output profile parameters as 1920 * 1080. The program also enables you to decode 4K/HD Video to Windows 10 other compatible formats to transfer to your iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phone, tablets and game consoles.

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How to Play 4K/HD Video Movies on Windows 10?

Step 1: Add 4K/HD videos.

Import 4K/HD videos to the program by clicking "File">"Add Video/Audio" from "File" drop-down list.

Add 4K HD video

Step 2: Choose output profile format.

To ensure a better quality when streaming HD or 4K video on Windows 10, you'd better choose "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)", a perfect format to stream HD content as your output file format.

Output H.264 HD Video

Step 3: Adjust output video size.

Click "Settings" button on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, click "Size(pix)" drop-down box and choose "1920* 1080" as the video resolution for the converted files.

Adjust output video resolution

Step 4: Convert 4K HD Video Movie to Windows 10 for streaming.

Hit the right-bottom convert button to start the conversion process. And the whole conversion will take a few minutes.

When the conversion is over, feel free to watch 4K HD video on Windows 10 with Windows Media Player or transfer to enjoy on your portable devices.

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