[SOLVED] 4k UHD Videos Not Playing on PC

Technology never stands still and that is the reason we have moved from standard definition, high definition, full HD and now 4K. 4K is becoming the new standard for shooting and watching videos. The 4K format offers a very sharp, clear and crisp quality compared to the 1080 Full HD format.

As of now, it is possible to view 4K in PC’s also but with some limitations. So, if your 4K videos are not playing in on your PC, it is helpful to identify what is causing the problem using the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  1. Check if monitor resolution is compatible with 4k videos

First of all, we need to make sure that your monitor supports 4K videos. To do that, check your screen resolution. Ideally if you have a 720p or a 1080p, 4K videos should play with a decent quality.

Or even better, to experience a full 4K quality, you can invest in a 4K monitor. This is a good option if you are going to use it for gaming or just an improved video experience.

  1. Make sure video player is compatible

Some of the standard media players like Windows Media Player may not support 4K videos. In that case, you can use 4K compatible video player like a DivX player or the Movies & TV app.

If you are on a Mac, use the QuickTime player to be able to play 4K videos easily.

  1. Use 4K-HDMI cable

4K videos generally require a HDMI cable that can handle higher bandwidth. That said you don’t need to buy a HDMI that’s specifically sold as 4K HDMI cables or the other expensive ones.

All you need to have is a good quality HDMI cable labelled HDMI 2.0. It is also referred to as a high speed HDMI cable. Using this cable, you should be able to connect the monitor to your system and enjoy 4K videos.

  1. Remo Repair tool

Even after conforming to all these specifications, if you still have problems playing 4K videos on your computer, there may be some issues with the file itself. The file could be corrupt or damaged when trying to play the video using an incompatible media player. Or it could have gotten corrupted while transferring the video from one storage device to another.

In order to repair corruption and play the 4K video easily on your computer, you can make use of video repair tools like Remo Repair MOV. It is a fantastic tool that can repair corrupt, damaged or broken MOV files.

Note: If your 4K video is in AVI format, you can use the Remo Repair AVI version. This tool will easily fix AVI videos in simple steps.

Compatibility: Remo Repair MOV is designed to work with both Windows and Mac systems of all the latest versions. Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and in Mac, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite etc. are all supported.

Steps to Repair MOV using Remo Repair MOV

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  1. As a first step, download and install Remo Repair MOV on your system
  2. Click on the Healthy File button to select a good healthy file to be used as reference to repair the corrupt MOV
  3. Then select the corrupt file to be repaired by clicking on Corrupt file button
  4. Click Repair to repair your corrupt MOV file
  5. As a final step, just save the repaired file

Worried about the repair tool modifying your original video? Don’t worry about that with Remo Repair.

There is a notion that some of the video repair tools may modify the original file or its contents, but with Remo Repair MOV, you don’t have to worry about that since it is built to use a read only mechanism to repair files. So, there is no way your original files are altered or damaged. This tool repairs 4K videos of MOv, MP4, AVI, MPEG-4 etc. formats with codecs- Video codecs – avc1, mp4v, mjpeg and Audio codecs – sowt, RAW, mp4a.

Both Remo Repair MOV and AVI versions of the software are available for a free trial. Download the trial version and repair your file for free! Try it today!

[SOLVED] 4k UHD Videos Not Playing on PC was last modified: December 4th, 2018 by John Harris

Customer Evangelist @remosoftware. Trying to perfect the art of writing while running a business. Fan of exceptional customer service.

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