Mavic 2 Pro 4K not work on Windows Media Player
Just got my new Mavic 2 Pro and had a quick trip around the garden with it. To get a higher quality downsampled image, I set the camera shooting resolution to 4K, but when I try to play the Mavic 2 Pro 4K video with Windows Media Player installed on my PC, but it just doesn’t work. What player do you guys use or are there any other solutions availalble?
4K video format of Mavic 2 Pro
From DJI’s official page, we can see that the Mavic 2 Pro shoots 4K (3840×2160) video with H.264 or H.265 codec wrapped in either MP4 or MOV container format.
Can Windows Media Player handle Mavic 2 Pro 4K?
Obviously, Windows Media Player doesn’t support 4K video playback even if your computer processor and graphic card supports 4K video playback. To play 4K video, you will need another 4K video player software such as VLC Player, 5K Player, Media Player Classic and K-Lite Codec Pack, KMPlayer, Divx Player, etc.
Convert Mavic 2 Pro 4K for WMP playback
For those people who insist on viewing Mavic 2 Pro 4K with Windows Media Player, then you will need to compress 4K to 1080p. In addition, from Windows Media Player supported file formats, we can see that it lacks the ability to handle both the H.264 and H.265 codec shot with Mavic 2 Pro 4K video. Therefore, to watch Mavic 2 Pro 4K video on Windows Media Player, you still need to perform a codec transcoding process.
If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job done, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has perfect importing support for both the 4K H.265 MP4/MOV but also the 4K H.264 MP4/MOV video shot with Mavic 2 Pro. Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video into the application for conversion at one time. The program not only helps to compress Mavic 2 Pro 4K to 1080p but also faciliates you to transcode Mavic 2 Pro 4K H.264/H.265 to Windows Media Player native playback WMV file formats in 2 types:
– If you wish to have a fast conversion speed, you can ouput a WMV file with WMV2 (WMV8) codec
- if you care much about output file quality, just select the “WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)” file which helps to produce a high quality wmv file with VC-1 codec
Pavtube Video Converter has perfect compatibility with Windows 10/8/7/XP. In addition, it offers super fast conversion speed and excellent output file quality for you.
Step by Step to Compress and Convert Mavic 2 Pro 4K to 1080p for WMP
Step 1: Load DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K video.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source Mavic 2 Pro 4K video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Windows Media Player best supported WMV files under “Common Video” main category.
Output fast conversion speed WMV2(WMV8) file
Output high quality WMV3 (WMV9) file
Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in video section, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1980*1020″ or “1080*720″ to compress 4K to 1080p.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K to Windows Media Player most favorable 1080p WMV compression and conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to play, edit and share the DJI Mavic 2 Pro 1080p video anywhere as you like with ease.