How can I play 4K movies through my WD TV player with great video quality? If you experience any issues viewing 4K content with WD TV, this post may shed you some light. It presents a way of getting WD TV playing 4K video files smoothly.
How can I play 4K movies through WD TV Live?
“Hello there, I have a new Samsung 4K TV. I’m planning on streaming 4K movies via WDTV Live connected to hard drive. Unfortunately, the picture quality is terrible. How can I play 4K movies through WD TV Live with very good quality? Thank you for any advice.”
Currently, the best resolution your WD TV player can achieve is 1080p. To be able to play 4K files on WD TV smoothly with good quality, we would recommend down-convert 4K video to 1080p video first. This requires a third party 4K Converter. With a professional 4K video to 1080p converter, you will be able to convert 4K video to 1080p easily with very good quality. Simply follow the guide below to learn how to compress 4K video to 1080p for playing with WD TV media player.
HD Video Converter
HD Video Converter (for both Mac and PC) works as one of the best 4K Converter for Windows and Mac. This converter app can convert 4K video with the resolution of 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 in format of XAVC, XAVC S, MP4, MOV, etc. to any format you request at 1080p or 720p, such as MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, MKV, DNxHD, AIC, ProRes, and more.
How to convert 4K movies for playing with WD TV media player?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional 4K Video Converter for WD TV. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for WD TV
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as target format. To export 4K video to 1080p video in other formats, simply choose the format you request as output.
Note that the default resolution for this profile is 1080p. If you need to change the resolution to 720p or something else, you can click “Settings” button to custom video resolution on ‘Profile Settings’ window below.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Start 4K files to WD TV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported files for playing with WD TV smoothly.
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