Video Pedia http://www.video-pedia.com Bring simple to your life. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:31:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.14 Watch DirectTV DVR Shows on Computer http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/12/11/watch-directtv-shows-on-computer/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/12/11/watch-directtv-shows-on-computer/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:30:11 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8727 Continue Reading →]]> The DirectTV DVR can record your favorite TV shows & movies to watch whenever you want. After the recording, you can choose to leave the recording direct on the DirectTV DVR. However, the limited space on your DVR may prevent you from recording more of your favorite TV shows or movies. The good news is that you can also control and watch your DVR recordings from your personal computer using a function known as DirectTV2PC.

Steps by watch DirectTV DVR shows on PC

Step 1: Plug an Ethernet cable into the back of your DirecTV DVR receiver. Connect this cable to the Ethernet port on your home router.

Step 2: Connect your DirecTV DVR to the Internet, by pressing “menu” on your remote control. Choose the option “Parental, Fav’s & Setup,” then choose “System Setup,” “Network Setup” and “Connect Now.”

Step 3: Press “Continue” and then press “Done.” Your DirecTV DVR will automatically update the system. Within 24 hours, you will be able to view your DVR content on your PC.

Step 4: Go to DirecTV’s website, highlight “What is DirecTV” with your mouse, then click on the option “Superior Technology.” Scroll down to the section “Beyond TV.” Look underneath the heading “DirecTV2PC” and click on the button “Learn More.”

Step 5: Scroll down to the heading “Setup is a Breeze” and click on the link that says “Download.” Then Click “Download Now” to download the DirecTV2PC playback advisor application.

Step 6: Check hardware capability. If all indicators show green, scroll down and type in your name and email address. Click submit to download the DirecTV2PC application.

Step 7: Check your email messages for a product activation key. Plug in your activation key and you can begin watching your DVR recordings on your PC.

Related article: Convert Tivo to Apple TV | Import Tivo to iTunes Library | Convert Tivo HD Recordings to MP4 Mac

Convert DirectTV DVR video to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV

Apart from viewing the DirectTV DVR videos on your computer, you may also wish to transfer and enjoy then on your smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc. However, you may be disappointed to find that the format used by DirectTV DVR has poor compatibility with all those devices. To fix the format incompatible issue, you can download our best DVR Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program can assist you to efficiently convert the DirectTV DVR video to various popular digital video formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, H.264, etc. You can also choose to direct export hot devices such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc preset profile formats.

Beneficial features of Pavtube Video Converter

The program offers batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple DirectTV DVR videos into the application for conversion at one time. The program can also do you a great favor by trimming out the unwanted ads from the beginning of your TV shows or movies, crop off the black edges or unwanted size area around the video frame or compress the large DirectTV DVR video into smaller file size to fit on your smartphones, tablets.

For Mac users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Convert DirectTV DVR Videos to AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, etc?

Step 1: Load DirectTV DVR videos.

Free download this converter on your computer. When you load your DirectTV DVR files, the program will ask you to provide the Media Access Key. After entering your Media Access Key in the “Tools”>”Options”>”TiVo”, you can click OK, then load your DirectTV DVR videos.

Load DirectTV DVR videos

After loading the video, you can preview it in the preview window on the right interface of the program.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired digital file formats to output. Here, you can choose one of the most device compatible digital file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs.

Choose a device compatible output file format

Step 3: Adjust output video and audio profile parameters.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all settings have been settled, click the right-bottom “Convert” button in the main UI and then start to convert DirectTV DVR to your desired digital file formats.

Now, these DirecTV DVR recordings are all available for you to use. You can take full advantage of them for your entertainment.

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Play MP4 on Xbox One X via USB Drive http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/12/07/play-mp4-on-xbox-one-x-via-usb/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/12/07/play-mp4-on-xbox-one-x-via-usb/#comments Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:53:24 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8716 Continue Reading →]]> Have some MP4 files downloaded from online video streaming sites, ripped from disc media or shot with device recorders and wish to play the MP4 files on the newly purchased Xbox One X. The following article will show you how to get any MP4 files played on Xbox One X via USB.

Supported USB types and formats by Xbox One X

If you have a USB flash drive or external drive, you can plug that drive into the USB port on your Xbox One X for enjoy video or movies stored on the drive. The Xbox One X supports USB 3.0, the drive must be formatted in FAT16, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS. If you have a Mac, be sure to format the drive as exFAT and not with a Mac-only file system like HFS+.

Install the Xbox Media Player app

The play video on Xbox One X via USB, you still need to install the Xbox Media Player app, which isn’t installed by default, you’ll need to install it yourself from the Xbox Store. To launch the Xbox Store, head to My Games & Apps > Apps > Find more in the Xbox Store. Search for “media player” and install the Media Player app.

Xbox One X supported file types

Although the new Xbox One X boasts improved video decoding capability compared to the older Xbox One console, however, it doesn’t mean that you will be able to get MP4 files played on it with no problems. The MP4 files should be encoded in Xbox One X handle video codec listed below:
HEVC/H.265, VP9, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, VC1/WMV9

If you try to play MP4 files encoded with other incompatible video codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-4 (A)SP, Real Video, MVC, etc on Xbox One X from USB, you will see an error message.

Transcode unsupported MP4 for Xbox One X playing with USB

To fix the codec incompatible issue, what you need is simply a MP4 Video Converter. If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job easily completed, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you.

The program has full importing support for MP4 video encoded with various different video and audio codec listed below:
Video codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Theora, MVC
Audio codec: MP3, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, AAC, AC3, DTS, PCM, LCPM, FLAC, ALAC, MLP/Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD

Related article: Play MKV on Xbox One X | Play H.265 on Xbox One X | Play 4K Video on Xbox One X

The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple MP4 video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time. The application allows you to transcode MP4 with unsupported audio codec to any of Xbox One X playable codec listed above with remarkable file quality.

Fast H.264/H.265 codec encoding speed

For people who plan to convert MP4 to Xbox One X readable H.264 or H.265 codec, you can take good advantage of the hardware encoding acceleration feature offered by the program. You can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic card that supports Nvidia NVENC technology or up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

Adjust output profile parameter

To get better output video and audio quality, just click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

For Mac users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to do the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode MP4 for Xbox One X Watching via USB

Step 1: Load unsupported MP4 files.

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 unsupported MP4 files into the program.

Load unsupported MP4 files into the application

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Xbox One X playable file format listed above. If you own a 4K TV, you can directly output Xbox One X supported 4K file formats such as “H.265 Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Xbox One X supported 4K file formats

If you just own an HDTV, it would be much ideal for you to export Xbox One X readable HD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output HD TV supported HD file formats

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding MP4 video to H.264/H.265 codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from unsupported MP4 to Xbox One X playable 4K or HD formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

Play videos on Xbox One X from a USB drive

Connect the USB drive or external hard drive to your computer and copy the converted MP4 files onto it. Eject it from your computer and connect it to one of the USB ports on your Xbox One X. There Xbox One X has three USB ports you can use: Two on the back of the console, and one on the side.

Open the Media Player app and you’ll see your connected drive as an option. Select the drive and you can browse all the media files on it and play them, controlling the playback with your Xbox controller.

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Play MKV on Xbox One X http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/12/04/play-mkv-on-xbox-one-x/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/12/04/play-mkv-on-xbox-one-x/#comments Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:20:38 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8713 Continue Reading →]]> As the most powerful console ever, the new Xbox One X from Microsoft not only offers immersive 4K gaming experience, but also boasts improved video decoding compared to the older Xbox One S consoles. It now even supports 4K 60Hz HEVC (H.265), VP9 and AVC (H.264) video formats. Have some MKV files ripped from disc media or downloaded from online video streaming sites, how about playing MKV files on Xbox One X?

MKV support on Xbox One X

The multimedia container format – MKV can contain multiple video and audio codecs listed below:

Video codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264/MPEG-4, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, MVC, VP8, VP9
Audio codec: MP3, WMA, Vorbis, AAC, AC3, DTS, PCM, LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DTS-HD

From Xbox One X’s specification page, we get the information that the new Xbox One X can handle the video and audio codecs:
Video codec: HEVC/H.265, VP9, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, VC1/WMV9
Audio codec: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0, 5.1, & 7.1; Dolby TrueHD

From above lists, we can see that the new Xbox One X will fail to handle MKV file encoded with the video codec such as MPEG-1, Real Video, MVC or audio codec like FLAC, ALAC.

Related article: Play H.265 on Xbox One X | Play 4K Video on Xbox One X | Play MKVon Xbox One S   

Transcode unsupported MKV for Xbox One X playback

To play MKV file on Xbox One X with above listed incompatible video and audio codec, you will definitely need to perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily completed by downloading Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for all the MKV files encoded with the incompatible video and audio codec listed above. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple MKV files into the application for conversion at one time.

With the program, you can efficiently transcode MKV files to Xbox One X playable video and audio codec listed above with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed. If you plan to encode MKV file to H.264/H.265 codec, the program can offer super-fast encoding speed for those 2 codecs thanks to its hardware-encoding acceleration. You can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology or up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer o Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode MKV for Xbox One X Playing

Step 1: Load MKV files into the program.

After the successful installation, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load unsupported MKV files into the program.

Load MKV files into the application

Step 2: Set output file format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, if you own a 4K TV, just select one of Xbox One X supported 4K file formats such as “H.265 Video(*mp4)” from “Common Video” main category.

Output Xbox One X supported 4K file formats

If you own a HD TV, just choose one of Xbox One X playable HD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Xbox One X supported HD file formats

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding MKV to H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU encoding acceleration

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Press the “Convert” button in the right-bottom to begin the conversion from MKV file to Xbox One X readable 4K or HD file formats conversion process.

After the conversion is completed, you can either play converted video on Xbox One X from USB drive or stream video to Xbox One X via Plex.

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VLC Struggle to Play iPhone 4K Video http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/30/play-iphone-4k-video-with-vlc/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/30/play-iphone-4k-video-with-vlc/#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:36:01 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8711 Continue Reading →]]> For iPhone users, you can shot 4K video with iPhone built-in video camera apps since the iPhone 6S. When the shooting is done, some people try to transfer and play the iPhone 4K video on computer with the powerful 4K video player app – VLC media player. However, some people complain that the VLC is struggling to play the 4K MOV file recorded by iPhone.

“Hi everyone, VLC is struggling to play an MOV file recorded by my iPhone (There’s so much lag it’s not viewable, audio works fine.) The video files are in 4K so I’m wondering if that’s the problem. (video file screenshot below). Never had issues with playing other videos but this is the first time trying to play 4k video. My laptop is a Dell XPS 9550 – i7 and 16GB (screenshot below) is that good enough specs to handle it? VLC is up to date, 2.2.6. Is it possible to play these videos without issues using my laptop?

Related article: Play 4K Video on VLC | Play DJI Phantom 4K on VLC | Play H.265 on VLC

Why VLC struggle to play VLC iPhone 4K video?

As a matter of fact, you’ll often encounter choppy playback in VLC Media Player when playing high resolution especially 4K video files. The good new is that you may under certain circumstances benefit from gpu accelerated decoding in the VLC media player to smooth things out. However, from VLC’s GPU Decoding page, it is only available for H.264 streams. As for the 4K H.265 video shot with iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, using GPU accelerated decoding on VLC will be non-sense. In addition, the GPU decoding is only available for Windows Vista and newer versions of the Microsoft operating system, Windows XP is not at this point in time. This also means if you try to watch iPhone 4K video with VLC on Mac, the GPU accelerated decoding will fail to work.

Best solution to fix VLC iPhone 4K struggling issue

Obviously, enable GPU accelerated decoding in VLC won’t be an effective solution to fix the VLC iPhone 4K video playback struggling issue. If you are looking for a more reliable way to play iPhone 4K video on VLC with no stuttering problems, we highly recommend you to compress iPhone 4K video to 1080p. Here, you can get the job easily done with our professional 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The program has perfect importing support for both the 4K H.264 MOV and 4K H.265 MOV video shot with iPhone 6S/6S Plus/5SE/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple iPhone 4K video into the application for conversion at one time.
You can easily produce VLC media player compatible smooth playback 1080p or 720p video formats such as H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, H.265 HD, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-4 HD MP4, etc with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed.

Tips: For those people who wish to encode HD H.265 or HD H.264 video from iPhone 4K video, you can take good advantage of the hard-ware encoding acceleration technology offered by the application. And up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed can be achieved as long as you run your computer on Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology based Graphic cards, 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed can be achieved as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Nvidia graphics card.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Tips: Hard-ware encoding acceleration for H.264/H.265 codec is not available for the Mac version of the this application.

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How to Compress iPhone 4K Video for VLC Media Player Smooth Playing?

Step 1: Load iPhone 4K video into the application.

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 iPhone 4K H.264 MOV or H.265 MOV video files into the program.

Load iPhone 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select VLC most compatible and smooth playback HD file formats “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output VLC compatible HD file formats

Step 3: Compress 4K video to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, click “Size(pix)” to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for output video. You can also tweak other settings to make them more fit with VLC.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert and compress iPhone 4K video to VLC best compatible 1080p H.264 formats.

Now, feel free to play the downscaled iPhone 4K video on VLC. It should be smooth when playback.

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Stream H.265 to Fire TV 2 via Kodi http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/27/stream-h265-to-fire-tv-2-via-kodi/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/27/stream-h265-to-fire-tv-2-via-kodi/#comments Mon, 27 Nov 2017 06:47:29 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8707 Continue Reading →]]> Kodi is one of the most popular media players around. As well as letting you access your own media files. If you are looking for the top boxes for Kodi, Amazon Fire TV can be one of your best choices. In addition, the Fire TV 2 also offers perfect 4K H.265 playback capability thanks to its dedicated H.265 capable hardware decoder. Then how about streaming H.265 video to Fire TV 2 via Kodi?

H.265 (HEVC) types supported by Amazon Fire TV, Gen 2

Since Kodi will not currently transcode any files, so only file formats that your Fire TV 2 can natively playback will work. Although the Fire TV 2 can now handle 4K H.265 video, but it also has other specific requirements listed below for the 4K H.265 video played on it:
Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @30fps, 25Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 5.0, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input but just 8-bit output

From this information, we can see that the maximum frame rate that the new Fire TV 2 can handle is 30, if you try to stream a 4K H.265 video with a frame rate of 60, there will be dropped frames on the time.

Related article: Play Local Video on Fire TV Stick 2 | Transfer iTunes M4V to Fire TV 2 |Fire TV Supported File Formats

Convert 60p 4K H.265 to 30p 4K H.265 for Fire TV 2 smooth playing via Kodi

Here, you can easily fix the frame rate incompatible issue by downloading our best frame rate converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K 60p H.265 video downloaded from online sites or shot with 4K device recorders such as camera and specific iPhone models. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K 60p H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time.

With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can easily transcode 60p 4K H.265 video to Fire TV 2 perfectly working 30p 4K H.265 video with perfect quality and super-fast encoding speed. The program supports hard-ware encoding feature, you an get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run the program on a computer with Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

Adjust output profile parameters

To get better output video and audio quality, you can also flexibly adjust other output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. Hard-ware encoding acceleration is not available for the Mac version.

Step by Step to Transcode 4K 60p H.265 to 4K 30p H.265 for Fire TV 2 Playing via Kodi

Step 1: Load 4K 60p H.265 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 4K 60p H.265 video files into the program.

Load 4K 60p H.265 video

Step 2:Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Fire TV 2 supported 4K H.265 video by following “H.265 Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Fire TV 2 supported 4K H.265 video

Step 3: Adjust output video frame rate to 30p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in video section, from “Frame Rate (fps)” drop-down list, choose “30″ as the compatible frame rate for the new Fire TV, you can also tweak other profile settings according to your own needs.

Adjust output video frame rate

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 the conversion process from 4K 60p H.265 to Fire TV 2 native playback 4K 30p H.265 video.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Add converted files to Kodi for streaming to TV via Fire TV 2.

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Play AVI on Apple TV 4K http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/23/play-avi-on-apple-tv-4k/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/23/play-avi-on-apple-tv-4k/#comments Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:45:26 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8700 Continue Reading →]]> Although the newly released Apple TV 4K has so many great great new features and functions, however, for media enthusiasts, you may be disappointed to find that the media compatibility of the new Apple TV 4K are still limited to just few files formats. You can’t get other unsupported file formats such as MKV or AVI played on it directly.

The good news is that there are many available solutions to get the problem solved and one of the simplest option is converting AVI files to Apple TV 4K playable video and audio file formats listed below:

Best tool to convert AVI for Apple TV 4K playing

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job completed, we highly recommend Pavtube Converter for Mac to you. The program has perfect importing support for 4K/2K/HD/SD AVI files encoded with the compression codec of Divx, Xvid, DV, H.264, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple AVI files into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

Related article: Play AVCHD on Apple TV | Stream H.265 to Apple TV 4K via Plex | Blu-ray to Apple TV

The application is pretty simple to use, just load the unsupported AVI files into the application, then choose one of Apple TV 4K playable file formats listed above, then hit right-bottom convert button to begin the conversion process. No matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well.

Adjust output profile parameters

To get better output video and audio quality, feel free to choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like in the “Profile Settings” window offered by the program.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available on for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. For Windows users, just switch to download the Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter to perform the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Convert AVI for Apple TV 4K Playing

Step 1: Load AVI files into the application.

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 unsupported AVI files into the program.

Load AVI files into the application

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Apple TV 4K playable 4K file formats listed above such as 4K H.264, you can also choose other formats according to your own needs.

Output Apple TV supported 4K H.264 formats

Tips: Open “Profile Settings” window, here all the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc are adjustable to facilitate you to make a balance between the video quality and the file size.

Step 3: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from AVI to Apple TV 4K direct playback 4K H.264 file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problems to play AVI file on Apple TV 4K.

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Play MKV on Apple TV 4K http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/20/play-mkv-on-apple-tv-4k/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/20/play-mkv-on-apple-tv-4k/#comments Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:32:53 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8698 Continue Reading →]]> Compared with the previous Apple TV 4, the new Apple TV 4K has expanded media playback capability for more media types even includes the new HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 Profile) up to 2160p. However, you may be disappointed to find that you still fail to play the non-apple supported MKV file format on Apple TV 4K due to its very limited format support options. The good news is that you can play the incompatible MKV files with some free apps such as VLC, Plex on Apple TV 4K.

Solution 1:Play MKV on Apple TV 4K with VLC
Solution 2: Watch MKV on Apple TV 4K with Plex

Solution 1:Play MKV on Apple TV 4K with VLC

VLC on the Apple TV allows you to get access to all your files and video streams in their native formats without conversions, directly on the new Apple device and your TV. It can play all files, in all formats, including exotic ones, like classic VLC media player. It plays MKV with multiple audio tracks and also subtitle tracks (including SSA).

When you install the VLC app on your Apple TV 4K you will be able to watch video streams in multiple formats from multiple sources, including local network playback, remote playback, and network streaming playback.

Devices and tvOS version

VLC for Apple TV requires tvOS 9.0 or later, it runs on the forth generation and also the fifth generation Apple TV. Previous devices are not supported.

Solution 2: Watch MKV on Apple TV 4K with Plex

In the past, you can only stream local media from your iTunes library, now, there are many other apps let you use your own sources. One of the apps worth mentioning is Plex, which helps to organizes your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens. Apart from direct playing Apple TV 4K compatible digital video and audio file formats directly, the Plex Media Server can also facilitates you to transcode other unsupported file formats such as MKV, AVI or lots of others to Apple TV 4K Plex app 100% compatible file formats.

The transcoding process initiate by the Plex Media Server is automatic, but transcoding a media file can be a very CPU intensive process, especially for 4K MKV file encoded with H.265/HEVC codec. Therefore, if your computer’s CPU is not powerful to keep up with transcoding your media, you will notice pausing or buffering as the Plex app waits for the server to catch up.

Related article: Stream MKV to Apple TV 4 | Play AVCHD on Apple TV 4 | Stream ISO to Apple TV

Ultimate solution to fix Apple TV 4K MKV file playback issues

If you fail or get bad performance to play certain MKV files such as 4K H.265 MKV file on Apple TV 4K with VLC or the CPU for the Plex Media Server is not powerful enough to transcode the MKV file for you. Then the most effective solution is performing the format transcoding process by downloading a third-party video conversion app such as Pavtube Video Converter.

The program has perfect importing support for both SD/HD/4K MKV files encoded with various different compression codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, H.264, H.265, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple MKV files into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time. This application can assist you to easily transcode MKV to Apple TV 4K workable video and audio file formats listed below with perfect quality and super-fast encoding speed.

Video Formats

Audio Formats

- H.264/HEVC SDR video up to 2160p, 60 fps, Main/Main 10 profile
– HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 profile) up to 2160p
– H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
– MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

- HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)

Tips: The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, if you plan to convert MKV to Apple TV 4K readable HD/4K H.264/H.265 file formats, you can take good advantage of this function to get up to 30x H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that Nvidia NVENC technology or up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

For Mac users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Convert MKV for Apple TV 4K Playing or Streaming Smoothly?

Step 1: Load MKV files into the application.

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 unsupported MKV files into the program.

Import unsupported MKV files

Step 2: Choose output file format

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Apple TV 4K playable 4K file formats such as 4K H.264 or 4K H.265 file format.

Output 4K H.264

Output 4K H.264

Output 4K H.265

Output 4K H.265

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding MKV file to H.264/H.265 codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MKV to Apple TV 4K direct playback 4K H.264/H.265 file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problems to play MKV file on Apple TV 4K.

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Play H.265 on Xbox One X http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/16/play-h265-on-xbox-one-x/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/16/play-h265-on-xbox-one-x/#comments Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:23:55 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8694 Continue Reading →]]> Xbox One X supports 4K 60Hz HEVC (H.265)

Microsoft’s Xbox One X has quickly become a popular home gaming console. In addition to offering 4K resolution gameplay, the console also boasts improved video decoding compared to the older Xbox One consoles. The Xbox One X now supports 4K 60Hz HEVC (H.265), VP9, and AVC (H.264) video formats. However, they are still some people complaining that they encounter the following problems when viewing certain HEVC (H.265) files on Xbox One X just as the condition listed below:

“Not all HEVC (H.265) video plays on Xbox One X, some play audio fine but the screen just stays green. Its hit or miss for me on plex some x265 hevc file play both audio and video no problem, some green screen and just play audio.”

“Xbox One X only supports HEVC 10-bit codec. Based on our testing, some H.265 files like in 12 bit can’t play via Xbox One properly. ”

From above information, we can see that Xbox One X currently seems not handle 4K H.265 very well. To fix this issue, it would be much ideal for you to transcode the 4K H.265 to Xbox One X more friendly playback format such as 4K H.264 High Profile Video.

Related article: Play 4K Video on Xbox One X | Play MKV on Xbox One S | Play H.265 on Xbox One

Best tool to transcode 4K H.265 for Xbox One X

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job done, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to you. The program has perfect importing support for both 4K H.265 files wrapped with both MKV or MP4 container file formats. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K H.265 files into the application for conversion at one time.

With the application, you can easily convert 4K H.265 to Xbox One X more favorable 4K H.264 High Profile formats with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed. The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, so that you can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD APP technology.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for you to perform the transcoding process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate with 20% off discount, coupon codec: 45K2D47GJH

Step by Step to Transcode 4K H.265 for Xbox One X Playback

Step 1: Load 4K H.265 files.

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 Load 4K H.265 video files into the program.

Load source 4K H.265 files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Xbox One X best compatible 4K file formats “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Xbox One X best supported 4K file formats

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding 4K H.265 to 4K H.264 codec.

Enable GPU encoding acceleration

Step 4: Start 4K H.265 to Xbox One X conversion process.

Clicking the Convert button on main interface to pop out a Conversion window with conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted files.

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Play 4K Video on Xbox One X http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/13/play-4k-video-on-xbox-one-x/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/13/play-4k-video-on-xbox-one-x/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:45:20 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8690 Continue Reading →]]> As the most powerful console yet, the Xbox One X is designed for immersive true 4K gaming which combines 2160p frame buffers, High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut into a pristine visual package. Apart from entertaining yourself on Xbox One X by playing 4K games, you may also wish to enjoy personal downloaded or recorded 4K video on Xbox One X. How about watching local 4K video on Xbox One X?

Play 4K video on Xbox One X via USB or Media Server?

Although the Xbox One X has the built-in media player app and also three USB 3.0 ports, however, the bad news is that Microsoft has representative confirmed that the Xbox One X can not play 4K video files or 4K HDR video from USB media. The good news is that Xbox One X supports 4K content playback via the popular streaming video apps Plex Media Server. As long as the 4K content meet the following standards, you can direct stream the 4K videp to Xbox One X without  Plex transcoding.

- Resolution: 4096×2160 or smaller
– Video Encoding: H.265 (HEVC; both 8-bit and 10-bit) and mpeg4
– The content is being Direct Played
– No subtitles are enabled

Play unsupported 4K video on Xbox One X via Plex

From above information, we can see that only 4K content with a different encoding such as H.264 will not be played at 4K and will instead be transcoded down to a maximum of 1080p by Plex Media Server. However, it is well known that transcoding 4K content can be very CPU-intensive process, if your computer’s CPU is not powerful enough to keep up with transcoding your media, you might not have a very good experience and you will notice pausing or buffering as the Plex app waits for the server to catch up.

Related article: Play MKV on Xbox One S | Play MP4 on Xbox One S | Play H.265 on Xbox One

Best way to transcode 4K video for Xbox One X Streaming via Plex

To get a smooth 4K video streaming experience on Xbox One X via Plex, it would be much ideal to transcode 4K video to Xbox One X Plex app direct playback 4K H.265 listed above with a third-party 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for 4K video wrapped different container file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, MXF, TS, XAVC, XAVC S, etc and compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

The program can assist you to easily encode unsupported 4K video to Xbox One X plex app direct playback 4K H.265 codec with super-fast encoding speed thanks to its hard-ware encoding acceleration function. You can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

To get better output file quality for Xbox One X, you can flexibly adjust output video and audio profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

For Mac users, please go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode Unsupported 4K Video for Xbox One X Streaming via Plex

Step 1: Load unsupported 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 unsupported video files into the program.

Load unsupported 4K video into the program

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Xbox One X plex app playable 4K H.265 file formats “H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Xbox One X plex app direct playback 4K video

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” option so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding 4K video to H.265 codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K video to Xbox One X Plex app direct playback H.265 video.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then add converted files to Plex Media Server for streaming to Xbox One X smoothly.

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Export Sony Vegas Video to MP4 http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/09/export-sony-vegas-video-to-mp4/ http://www.video-pedia.com/2017/11/09/export-sony-vegas-video-to-mp4/#comments Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:57:13 +0000 http://www.video-pedia.com/?p=8687 Continue Reading →]]> After the professional post editing workflow of the video on Sony Vegas Pro, most people may come the need to export or render the finished project file to MP4 format, which can be easily upload to popular video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or conveniently share on smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. The following article will show you the simple guide to save Sony Vegas video to MP4 video.

Direct output MP4 video from Sony Vegas Pro

As a matter of fact, you can export MP4 video direct with Sony Vegas Pro by following the steps below:

Once you’ve finished editing, go to File > Render As…, and you’ll get this screen:

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Vegas render as MP4

Under Output File, select to render or exporter Sony Vegas video to MP4, and choose a name. To export MP4 video from Sony Vegas, you can choose Internet 1920×1080 30p video.

Supported export codecs and file formats for Sony Vegas Pro

Video

Audio

- MPEG-4/AVC/H.264 – many variants
– MPEG-2 – many variants
– MPEG-1 (!!!)
– Quicktime (*.mov) – very limited???
– AVCHD
– MXF – up to 1080p 50 Mbps
– HDCAM SR – all versions up to 444
– AVI – up to 1080p, all in Y’CbCr
– WMV
– XDCAM EX – up to 1080p 35 Mbps

- ATRAC (*.aa3)
– AIFF
– Dolby AC-3
– FLAC
– MP3
– OGG
– PCA (Sony format)
– Sony Wave64 – up to 192 KHz, 32-bit
– WAV – up to 96 KHz, 32-bit
– WMA

Related article: Edit MKV with Vegas Pro | Edit NX1 H.265 with Sony Vegas | Import H.264 to Sony Vegas

Export H.265/HEVC MP4 or MKV from Sony Vegas Pro

For Vegas Pro 13 or early version users, you may be disappointed to find that Vegas Pro lacks the option to export H.265/HEVC encoded MP4/MKV file formats or 3D MP4 formats. The good news is that you can convert Vegas Pro exported MP4 video to those formats with a third-party video conversion app.

The program we highly recommended to you here is called Pavtube Video Converter. With this powerful and yet simple to use application, you can easily transcode Vegas Pro exported files listed above to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV and even 3D MP4 or MKV formats for viewing on 3D TV or VR Headsets.

Edit Sony Vegas exported video files

Besides converting the video, the program can also work as a simple video editing tool to assist you to complete some basic video editing tasks. You can trim or cut video length, crop video to remove the black edges, apply special rendering effect, add transparent text watermark, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle, etc.

Step by Step to Export Sony Vegas Vide to H.265, MKV, 3D MP4

Step 1: Load Sony Vegas exported 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 Sony Vegas exported video into the program.

Import Vegas Pro exported files

Tips: The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple Vegas Pro exported video into the application at one time for conversion.

Step 2: Specify output file format.

Click the “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select the file format that Vegas Pro lacks the ability to export.

Output H.265/HEVC MP4 format

Output H.265/HEVC MP4

Output H.265/HEVC MKV format

From “Format” drop-down list, scroll down to select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mkv)” as output file format. Then open “Profile Settings” window, set the output video codec as “H.265″.

Output H.265/HEVC MKV

Output 3D MP4/MKV format

Tip: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Vegas Pro exported video to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV or 3D MP4/MKV format encoding process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

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