Play 4K media file in Kodi
Just wondering how I would go about playing a 4k media file in Kodi. I have a few 4k sample downloads they use at tv sales stores and wanted to find out if they will play smoothly on kodi. I have an intel nuc5i5ryh with 8gm ram plugged up to a Sony 65" x8500c tv.
Will Kodi play 4K UHD files?
Kodi is ready the software that play 4K files with no problem, however, because of the bandwidth 4k requires, it's hard for any add-on to support this due to servers cost among other things, plus users would need to have a 4K enabled TV/Screen to get the full clarity and a good internet speed.
The 4K media add-on hasn't a massive collection of 4K this is due to the reasons mentioned above, in addition, the availability of 4K is still pretty low. In the following part, we will show you how to install the 4K media addon for Kodi on your device so that you can enjoy 4K media on Kodi.
Install 4K Media Addon for Kodi
Step 1. Make sure you have the Pipccan repo installed, you can follow our guide here on how to install. Once ready select system.
Step 2: Now select Add-ons.
Step 3. Choose Get Add-ons.
Step 4. Now choose My Kodi Repo (Pipccan).
Step 5. Select Video Add-ons.
Step 6: Choose 4k Media.
Step 7: Hit Install.
Step 8. Head over to your video add-on section where you can now start enjoying some 4k awesomeness.
Play unsupported 4K media on Kodi
Although Kodi allows you to play media with 4K resolution with additional add-ons, however, it does not mean that you can throw 4K media with any file format to Kodi, only 4K media with file formats that supported by Kodi can be recognized by Kodi. From Kodi supported file formats, we can see that Kodi only supports to play 4K video with the following container file formats and codec:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
If the 4K video you try to play on Kodi are not included in the list above, you can use our best 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac to convert the unsupported 4K video to Kodi readable 4K file formats and codec listed above. Besides that, if the 4K media add-on process is too complicated for you, you can also use our program to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p for smooth playback on Kodi.