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Play DJI Phantom 4 4K footage in VLC Player


There are more and more 4K videos that we can access such as from a hot 4K drone like DJI Phantom 4. When you got some DJI Phantom 4 4K footage, you may wanna play them on computer, mobile or portable devices. Well, in this article we focus on how to play DJI Phantom 4 4K in VLC on computer, as there are many users are facing the trouble opening Phantom 4 4K files in VLC player.

As you see, DJI Phantom 4 records videos in MOV format up to 4K resolution, but playing those super smooth and high definition videos is a Herculean task and can transform into an agony when you a lack a super computer. In order to play DJI Phantom 4 4K footage with VLC smoothly, you can obtain 3 possible solutions we shared in the following paragraphs.

Solution 1: Update VLC to 2.1.0 version

With preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC. Download it here and re-open your DJI Phantom 4 4K videos in VLC Player for 4K video playback.

Note: Although version 2.1.0 of VLC offers 4K playback support, it still does not support 4K video from DJI Phantom 4 playback perfectly: there is stutters, not showing audio, etc issues.

Solution 2: Convert DJI Phantom 4 4K footage to VLC for playback

Compared with 4K videos, 1080p MKV, AVI, MOV, MP4 are more compatible with VLC and can be played by VLC more simply. Therefore, you'd better convert Phantom 4 4K to VLC native video formats to play Phantom 4 4K videos with VLC while avoiding sound and stutter problems.

Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter is an awesome video converter, which concentrates on offering simplest, fastest and all-in-one solution to convert and downscale DJI Phantom 4 4K to VLC within one stop.

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How to Convert Phantom 4 4K MOV for Playing with VLC

Step 1: Add Phantom 4 4K clips

Run the 4K video converter. Copy your Phantom 4 4K MOV to hard drive and locate local 4K files, then drag them directly onto this program's conversion pane. The other method you can use to add files is to click "Add Video" button to import the Phantom 4 4K MOV files.


Step 2: Select output format

Click the Format menu, select VLC Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" from "HD Video" as your output video format. If you are using VLC version 2.1.0 or above, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose "H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)".


Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button. You are allowed to downscale 4K to 1080p for VLC smoothly playing.

Step 3: Begin the 4K conversion

Click "Convert" button to start Phantom 4 4K video conversion for VLC. Once finished, you can get the output files for via clicking on Open button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import these converted DJI Phantom 4 4K files in your VLC Player for playing without any limits.

Solution 3: Use VLC Player alternatives

Since VLC can't work your 4K files from DJI Phantom 4 well, you can turn to help from other 4K video players like 5K Player, KM Player, Media Player Classic + K-Lite Codec Pack, Divx Player, etc. You can learn a detailed review of the Top 5 4K Video Players and then choose one to process and play your DJI Phantom 4 4K video files.

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