Let's learn from the following article why VLC media player can't play 4K/Ultra HD videos natively and how to solve the question. For the purpose of working VLC media player well, firstly, let me show you an example which is the main video format that can't be accepted. As the example showed us:
"I downloaded a 4K MPG video off YouTube with many video downloaders from I got from Firefox, every single program I tried will download the video like it suppose to, but when I play 4K video with VLC... there's no audio. I'm wondering if anyone else has this same problem and what's the really workable solution to play 4K video in VLC?"
For the VLC media player itself, sometimes there will be some stutters, not showing audios, etc issues. Well, don't let it be your playback hurdle, here I would like to share some effective experience for you.
By the way, I have to admit that Media Player Classic is one of the methods which also has the capacity of making 4K videos possible on VLC media player. While on the other hand, it can be installed on Windows only. For Mac users, it won't work at all. You can have a try.
But if you got the Pavtube 4K Video Converter for Mac, it can handle well. Developed with the most advanced converting technology, this professional Mac 4K video converter truly and fully supports input and output videos at 4K resolution, which can provide the ultimate 4K viewing experience for everyone! It is the best VLC Player Alternative in the market.
With the top 4K converter app, you can freely enjoy your 4K videos/movies, 4K YouTube clips, wherever you like, such as playing any 4K videos on VLC or other popular video players without stutter and audio issues, watching 4K movies on 4K TV, 4K Projectors, 4K Tablets, edit 4K Video files on any Mac Non-linear editing software and more. In all, with this best 4K video converter, it becomes easy to decode and encode 4K video to native codec for playing. For Windows PC users, please turn to Video Converter and refer to the guide.
Let's see how it work?
First, you need download the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac trial version from the website, install it on your Mac.
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How to encode 4K videos to VLC playable video without stutter and audio issues on Mac or Windows?
Step 1. Open the 4K video to VLC converter on Mac, load your original 4K source by clicking "Add video" or "Ad from folder" icon. Directly drag 4K video files also is available.
Step 2. Select VLC playable video formats.
Click "Format" -> "HD Video" list, you can choose the "HD H.264 Video (*.mp4)" or "H.265 HD Video (*.mp4)" as the best for VLC media player.
Tips: The latest VLC media player 2.2.0 version improves support for new HD codecs, VP9, opus and H.265/HEVC, for decoding and for encoding.
If you prefer a smaller file size, click "Settings" to adjust the video size, video bitrate, frame rate, such as down scale 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. (Compress 4K Videos on PC or Mac)
Step 3. Press the big "Convert" button to start the 4K video to VLC playable video conversion process on Mac, include Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc.
After the conversion, you can play your 4K videos on VLC or anywhere at your will.
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