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How to Play Any MP4 Files on Apple TV 4K?

Using Apple TV is an ideal way to enjoy MP4 movies and videos on your television that you may have downloaded or imported into your Apple iTunes application. Good news: A new Apple TV, capable of playing 4K content will launch in 2017 September. And there is nothing eye catching as enjoying a high definition MP4 videos on the new Apple TV 4K with family and friends in your home. However, different MP4 files may have different properities, such as audio & video codec, resolution, framerate, bitrate, etc. The Apple TV 4K can just support MP4 files with specific properity. So, if your MP4 files can't be played, their properites must be outwith the limitations of Apple TV 4K (The 5th-gen Apple TV). Here is an easy way for you to solve this problem.

How to Play Any MP4 with Apple TV 4K (The 5th-gen Apple TV)?

In order to solve Apple TV 4K won't play MP4 files issue, a recommended solution is to convert these unsupported MP4 videos to Apple TV 4K more compatible MP4.

To accomplish the task, first you need Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, a powerful high-quality Mac video converter, editor and player which enables you to transcode MP4 to Apple TV 4K in Mac OS X (macOS High Sierra) for watching, making it meet specific limitations of Apple TV 4K. Why choose it?

> It is very easy to use and the perfect result video quality is also impressive.

> Since the Apple TV supported MP4 is directly offered to you, you don't have to spend much time determining which format you should choose. You just need to directly navigate to "Apple TV" option when you reach the output format list.

> Apart from that, its built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio /watermark etc.

> Allow users to adjust MP4 parameters for Apple TV 4K, including video and audio codec, video frame rate, video bit rate, etc.

> Provide both Windows and Mac version. If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to Pavtube Video Converter, which has the same function as the Mac version.

The following Part will describe a step by step guide on how to convert MP4 to Apple TV 4K (The 5th-gen Apple TV) with the help of this professional MP4 Converter.

How to Stream Any MP4 Files to Apple TV 4K with Pavtube?

Step 1. Load MP4 files

After installation, run the Mac MP4 to Apple TV 4K Converter. And click "Add video" button to load your source MP4 files. If you want to merge MP4 files, just need to check the "Merge into one file" box. Batch conversion is also supported.


Step 2. Choose output format and folder

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then choose the format from the "Apple TV" sublist, which are all compatible for the Apple TV 4K . Then you can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you need. You also can choose the Common Video> H.264 High Profile video(*.mp4), HD video> H.265 HD Video(*.mp4) or H.264 HD video(*.mov), all of them are supported by Apple TV 4K.


Step 3: Set profile presets

If necessary, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters in "Settings". Parameters like video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, channels can be customized to achieve a better video enjoyment on Apple TV 4K. For example, you can adjust the output file resolution as "3840*2160" by typing the value beside the brackets of "Size(pix)" in the video section.


Step 4. Transcode MP4 to Apple TV 4K on Mac

Start the MP4 to Apple TV 4K conversion on Mac by clicking on the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner. After the quick conversion, you will be able to get the output files for 4K Apple TV via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. Now you can stream and watch any MP4 files on Apple TV 4K with high quality.

About Apple TV

Here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect, based on our research (note: these are only predictions):

# Apple TV 4K Release Date: September 22 / 23, 2017

# Apple TV 4K Features: 4K/HDR video support; improved Siri functionality; more storage

# Apple TV 4K Price: £149 – £199

For starters, let’s examine historical Apple TV launches:

# Apple TV (1st gen): September 12, 2006 reveal | March 21, 2007 release

# Apple TV (2nd gen): September 1, 2010 reveal | September, 2010 release

# Apple TV (3rd gen):  March 7, 2012 reveal | March 16, 2012 release

# Apple TV (4th gen): September 9, 2015 reveal | October 26, 2015 release

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