My old computer can't handle 4k playback

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  1. brandx

    brandx Member

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    Typhoon h video playback was skipping ,yuneec advised change camera to film in 1080 and it solved the problem.What kind of system do I need to handle 4k playback . Computer ,laptop etc.... Thanks.

    P.S I have a 5 yr old computer.Windows.
     
  2. midego

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    Anything (most) 700$+ computers should be able to play it nowadays.
     
  3. dwiener

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    How much memory, what kind of graphics card, how fast is the hard drive. For 4K I would suggest a fast 4 core processor, at least 8gb ram, and a fast graphics processor card with at least 2gb of ram. For a hard drive you want nothing slower than 7200rpm. You might also want to make sure the latest codecs are installed for your player,
     
  4. ^pomen_GTR^

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    use divX movie player or any other 4k capable player
     
  5. sh44

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    Hell, my brand new Win10 HP 'Mediacentric' can't play 4K. Switched to 1080 as noted - smooth as silk.
     
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    u need to download dedicated player...

    or atleast update your windows media player with latest k-lite codec pack...that should do fine....my old rusty pc plays 4k without trouble....
     
  7. sh44

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    Would that be Basic, Standard, Full or Mega? None of them, by the way, show as supporting "4K".
    (I'm way out of my element with that stuff.) :)

    Oh and, what would be a good dedicated player? All I have on this claptrap is Win Media Player.
    I've also been having trouble trying to install any new apps from the Store. It says "starting download", sits there grinding endlessly & nothing ever happens. I've had 3 apps stuck in the que for 2 weeks now. Tried all the online "Help" (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaa!!!!!) suggestions I could find - ran the wreset, store clean & reset, &c. Nothing. Just like jillions of others. POS!
     
  8. dwiener

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    #8 dwiener, Jul 12, 2016
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    Windows Media Player wont even load an mp4 on my win 7 machine, Quicktime plays them dropping lots of frames but VLC plays them smooth a silk, This an i7 with 32gb ram, and nvidia graphics with 2gb ram
     
  9. ^pomen_GTR^

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    try the full and mega pack....

    well, for win10, usually on my colleague's pc i wont download the apps via app store...just manually download .exe installer i need...


    vlc player is ok..but can stutter a bit on slower machine (need some setting tweak guide for 4k playback...u can google this tweak method)

    but i've personally use divX player with 100% success rate..no trouble at alls playing 4k vids

    http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx




    u definately need to download and install some codec ;) try the k-lite full codec pack or mega codec pack
     
  10. TipsyMcStagger

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    A lot of computers cannot handle 4K playback or editing. You should record at 1080p, it will be a lot easier.
     
  11. dwiener

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    [QUOTE="u definately need to download and install some codec ;) try the k-lite full codec pack or mega codec pack[/QUOTE]
    No it only seems to be the 4k mp4's. Other mp4s work fine. But I agree on missing codec. But QT and VLC play them so I'm not sure where it's missing from.
     
  12. sh44

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    Yeah, thanks guys for the info. Re the 'Mega' et al packs, I saw in the fine print they weren't standalone & only worked with the base program already installed. As suggested, I'll just stay with recording at 1080; it works fine, & I can't see the difference on a LARGE HD tv screen that'll play the 4K. Easy-Peasy-Pudd'n & Pie! :D

    OH, & btw, early this morning I found a fix for the 'stuck-in-store-pending' bug. A simple deletion of 2 folders in the SoftwareDistribution folder, & voila! So far, so good, & hard drive failure likely due in 10....9....8....
    ;)
     
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  13. ^pomen_GTR^

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    yeap k-lite codec pack will detect what media player u got in the system (including windows media player)
     
  14. SparkoRC

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    You might find MPC HC will play back 4K, a friend asked me the other day to look at his laptop as he could not play back 4K using VLC, I went through several players trying each one , and for some reason the only one that played back 4k on his laptop was MPC HC 64bit.

    So I would suggest trying all the media players you may be lucky give it a try.

    https://mpc-hc.org/downloads/
     
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