How to Play 4K MKV on Mac (iMac/MacBook Pro/Air/Mac Mini/Pro)?

Posted by admin on August 9, 2017 under 4K | Be the First to Comment

“I am trying to play 4k h265 MKV files on a nMP 2013 and they all stutter. In VLC, MplayerX and IINA. Has anyone else run into this issue and found a work around? I tried playing the file on the built in SSD and 8TB hard drive.”

“Are there any plans to support 10-bit H.265 video and MKV container in the Playstation app when PS4 Pro releases? I would love to use Plex on my PS4 Pro to Direct Play/Direct Stream all of my 4k media instead of using the Plex app on my Samsung TV…”

A 4K MKV, aka MKV 4K, Ultra HD MKV and UHD MKV, is in fact an MKV video file that has a resolution of at least 3840×2160 pixels (some MKV 4K video may contain 4096 x 2160 pixels). 4K MKV video is really sharp, but not everyone has the luck to play 4K MKV videos properly on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro). Common 4K MKV video won’t play issues reported in forums are video stuttering, freezing, lagging, chopping, even not loading, black screen, no sound, etc. To solve Ultra HD 4K MKV content playback problem, there list two methods to make 4K MKV videos playback, one is using a powerful and professinal 4K MKV Video Player for Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) and another is to hire an easy-to-use 4K MKV Video Converter for Mac. Now just keep reading.

Method 1: How to play 4K MKV videos on Mac with Mac 4K MKV Media Player software?

UFUSoft Mac 4k Video Player + Mac Blu-ray Player who has been well updated to fix all the current 4K video player software bugs to play 4K UHD videos perfectly and smoothly on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) with all os x (macOS Sierra, Mac EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc included). You can use it as a free 4K/HD video player as it supports playing 4K videos in 4K MP4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, 4K MTS, 4K M2TS, 4K MOV, 4K MXF, 4K TS, 4K MKV, 4K AVI, 4K MOV, 4K FLV and WebM formats. Also, as a Blu-ray Player software, it can play all 4k/1080p/1080i Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO file on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro).

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Step 1: Free download and launch the 4K MKV Player for Mac program

Here you can free download UFUSoft Mac 4K MKV UHD Player software, and install it on your Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro), and then launch the program to open then main interface.

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Step 2: Open the 4K MKV on the program

To add video to the program, you need to click “Open File” button in the main interface and select the 4K MKV from local disk to open the 4K MKV on the program. And then the program would play the 4K MKV automatically.

Step 3: Adjust the screen size

There are five size modes for you to choose: Half Size, Normal Size, Double Size, Fit to Screen and Full Screen. You can choose the one according to yourself.

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Step 4: Capture the favorite image

UFUSoft 4K MKV Player for Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) provides you the “Snapshot” function to help you capture the favorite image from the 4K MKV video, and then you can save them as JPEG, PNG, or BMP picture on your local disk.

Method 2: How to Convert 4K MKV Videos for Playback on Mac using 4K MKV Converter for Mac

Another cheap and convenient way of playing 4K MKV videos on (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) is to adopt a 4K MKV videos converter for Mac. UFUSoft 4K MKV Converter for Mac is designed to play 4K MKV videos on your Mac (macOS Sierra, Mac EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc included) by saving much storage space as well as converting them to almost any video format for free playback on those popular devices such as UHD TV, Apple series, Android smart phones and tablets, game consoles, etc.

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Step 1. Add 4K MKV videos

Run a 4K MKV converter for Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) and import 4K MKV videos to it.

Step 2. Choose video format supported by Mac

Click the format bar to follow “HD Video” and “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).”

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Step 3: Downscale 4K MKV video to 1080p

Open “Profile Settings” window, from Size(pix) drop-down list, select “1920×1080″ which is close to 4K MKV resolution as the resolution for output file.

Step 4. Convert 4K MKV videos on Mac

Hit the big red button “Convert” on bottom-right corner of the main UI to convert your 4K MKV videos on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro).

After conversion, you can play the converted 4K MKV videos on Mac via QuickTime or VLC for Mac.

Tip: UFUSoft Blu-ray Toolkit for Mac is three-in-one Blu-ray toolkit, consisting of Blu-ray Player for Mac, Blu-ray Ripper for Mac and Video Converter for Mac. With this versatile and professional Blu-ray Toolkit, users can easily handle any Blu-ray issues and video converting issues with ease.

* Play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and Blu-ray ISO image file on Mac
* Full enjoy 4K UHD or 1080p HD videos and any popular media files
* Convert Blu-ray to 2D and 3D videos and edit Blu-ray movies
* Convert any videos including 4K UHD, HD, SD to popular videos and audios
* Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra,10.11 El Capitan,10.10 Yosemite,10.9 Mavericks, 10.8(Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5.

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