How To Watch 4K Videos on 21.5-inch iMac 4K
Apple has updated the entire iMac family, bringing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. So it's reasonable to want to watch movies and TV shows on such a high-definition screen. Here in this article, you will be informed of everything about how to play HD video on iMac 4K 21.5- inch retina display, be it 4K/8k UHD video or 1080P video in MKV, MTS, or AVCHD format. Here we introduces an simple solution for you to get 4K movies to play on 4K 21.5-inch iMac (with El Capitan).
Many Mac users mentioned issues online about “Retina iMac can’t stream 4K video”, “errors when editing 4K videos on 21.5-inch iMac”, etc. the problem occurs when trying to play H.265/HEVC format files on iMac because of different types of codec issues and the fact that there is no description available for H.265/HEVC format files on iMac. In fact, all of these problems can be handled by a 4k video converter for iMac 4K like a hot knife through butter.
Here, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac
provides Mac users the possibility to play various videos, either 4K or 1080p HD, on 5K iMac display. Below is the detailed introduction about how to enable 4K Retina iMac to display any 4K and 1080p HD movies. Here is the review
With this video converter you will be able to play 4K videos with a wide variety of formats files on iMac seamlessly without having to download any additional component for additional 4k media player. The biggest advantage is that the 4K video converter is compatible with Mac OS El Capitan
, Yosemite, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Lion. Moreover the files which have been converted using the video converter can be transferred to other Apple products such as iPhone
, Xbox One
and iPod for playback. Follow the guide below to learn how to convert 4k video to iMac with 4K Retina display and watch 4k video in 1080p or higher on iMac 4K.
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Convert 4K to 21.5-inch iMac 4K for Playback Limitless with No Format Restriction
Step 1. Add 4K source
Install and run this 4K to iMac converter and then import your 4K video files to it either by clicking “Add video” button or dragging & dropping.
Step 2. Select output format
Click Format bar and select output format. Here “Common Video” > “MOV- QuickTime (*.mov)” is highly recommended. MP4 or M4V are also friendly format
for playing on 21.5-inch iMac 4K.
Tip: Before conversion, this Mac 4k video converter software allows you to click “Settings” button right besides “Format” and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. Learn how to downscale 4K to 1080p video
for easier playback.
Step 3. Start 4K conversion
Finally click “Start conversion” button to start converting 4k to iMac format on Mac OS X (El Capitan). Once the conversion is done, click Open button to locate the results videos. Now you can play the converted 4k files 21.5-inch iMac 4K on Mac OS X El Capitan with ease.
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Play 4K Videos on 21.5-inch iMac 4K (Mac El Capitan)