How to Play 4K video in QuickTime Player

I got some 4k footage from DJI Phantom 3, I want to play the 4K video on my PC. I’m using QuickTime because of my format I filmed in MOV. Windows Media Player won’t play MOV’; QuickTime Player can support the format but it keeps skipping. So my question is how to play 4K in QuickTime player? Can QuickTime support 4K video? I’ve research almost everywhere and finally got some clues.

Even if you can add a 4K video to QuickTime player, it is still an exercise in frustration- content on the display appeared tiny. What you can do is to scale the 4K resolution and tweaking a setting. What’s more, if your 4K videos in a QuickTime unsupported format, it won’t work at all. In this case, what you need is to convert 4K video to QuickTime playable format with proper settings first. To resolve all the issues, we can recommend you Brorsoft 4K Video Converter, which is an all-in-one tool that can help you to convert and downscale 4K videos within one stop.

Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K video converter and player. 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 MOV, MP4, MKV, MXF, XAVC, WMV, AVI, or any other extension to QuickTime playable format with least quality loss. It is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. For Mac users, turn to 4K Converter for Mac to ensure perfect 4K playback.

How to play 4K videos in QuickTime

1. Load 4K footage

Launch the 4K to QuickTime Converter. Drag & drop 4K files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the “Add” button to locate the 4K videos you want to add.

2. Select output format

Click format you choose MOV as target format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. Or, you can also choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format.

Tip: 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.

3. Start conversion

Hit the “Convert” button to let this smart converter start encoding 4K to QuickTime .mov. When the conversion is done, you can play the converted 4K videos in QuickTime player without hassle.

Editor’s Note: Some guys recommend some other third-party 4K video player apps like VLC, DivX Player, Media Player Classic, but all of them can’t be an ultimate solution for all 4K videos. Based on out testing, we found VLC can’t support 4K video well, Media Player Classic can play 4K movies but only on Windows… To have a smooth 4K playback, this professional 4K HD Converter(or the Mac version) is the best choice.

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