Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Questions about Playing 4K Videos on the new Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV 2 is a small network appliance and entertainment device designed to stream digital audio/video content to a high-definition television. All-new Amazon Fire TV now supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more, even without a 4K TV. 

But, from the feedback, it shows that it’s actually not easy to play 4K video on Amazon Fire TV 2.  Like the question on reddit.com, the common issue when watching 4K video in new Amazon Fire TV is choppy. No matter if you buffered and download the 4K video, or set the new Amazon Fire TV output to Open GL, watching 4K in Amazon Fire TV 2 is still choppy. When meeting this issue, what should we do? 

Convert 4k videos to Fire TV 2 accepted formats with 4K video converter

When you take the solution into consideration, you still should think of format/codec incompatibility problem putting the 4K content to Fire TV 2. Under this situation, a third-party 4K TV Converter is needed. 

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful 4K video converter which is able to transcode any 4K videos to Amazon Fire TV 2 optimized format with all the suitable output profile parameters. This 4K video converter can work in 4K Blu-ray, 4K videos downloaded from internet, 4K camera videos and mobile 4K shot. (Here is the review). 

For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, which has updated to support to convert 4K videos to Amazon Fire TV 2 via new 10.11 El Capitan system. Now, Just download the right version Ultra 4K HD TV Converter and follow the steps below to perform the conversion. 

How to play 4K movies on Amazon Fire TV 2 with suitable format?

          

Other Download:

- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

Step 1: Add 4K/HD videos.

Import 4K/HD videos to the program by clicking “File”>”Add Video/Audio” from “File” drop-down list. If your source 4K video is on the Blu-ray disc, insert your Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray drive and click “Load from disc” to add your 4K Blu-ray movie to the app.



Step 2: Choose output file format.

From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose the formats that you want to output for later use. For compatibility consideration, it is idea for you to choose “Common Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as Amazon Fire TV 2 output file format.



Step 3: Compress 4K video to 1080p for Amazon Fire TV 2.

When Amazon Fire TV 2 plays videos via USB, it will not support 4K resolution. If your Blu-ray/DVD, MKV, AVI, WMV videos etc is 4K, you need to downscale 4K to 1080p video in “Settings”. 



Step 4: Start converting your favorite movies to Amazon Fire TV 2. 

Now, you can easily create a true cinema experience at home, so you can enjoy sharper, more detailed images and any movies than ever before. 

Now, try playing the downscaled 4K video in Amazon Fire TV 2. It should be smooth when playback. 

Related Software for Amazon Fire TV 2 Users :

BDMagic for Windwos/Mac - The best Blu-ray solution to rip and backup any commercial and region-locked Blu-ray to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc.
 
DVDAid for Windows/Mac - Capacity of ripping copy-protected and homemade DVD to iPhone 6S, iPad, Surface Pro, Synology NAS, Seagate Wireless Plus, etc with suitable format.

ByteCopy for Windows/Mac - It can rip Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV keeping multi-track subtile/audio and all chapter markers.

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