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How to Stream 4K Video to Xiaomi Mi Box?

There is a race to the bottom in the home entertainment world, created by the lower pricing for set-top boxes, the near ubiquity of built-in "smart" features for new televisions. The Mi Box, this rookie Android TV entry from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is priced at just $69. At just $69 with 4K HDR, voice search, and Google Cast capabilities, the Mi Box is the first Android TV device with mainstream appeal. For people who are looking for a cheap Android TV box that’s capable of streaming 4K and HDR content, Xiaomi Mi Box is absolutely your best choice. And in this post, we'd like to show you how to stream 4K video to Xiaomi Mi Box via Google Cast.

4K Media Compatibility of Xiaomi Mi Box

Although Xiaomi Mi Box supports to stream 4K video files, it doesn't support all 4K video formats. Before Google cast 4K video to Mi box, make sure that the 4K video must be included in Mi box supported 4K video listed below:

– VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K @ 60fps 
– H.265 HEVC MP-10 at L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 60fps 
– H.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30fps 
– H.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60fps

We all know 4K video can be in various container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S/TS and compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, VP8, VP9, etc. For example, DJI Phantom 4 Pro can record 4K MP4 and 4K MOV. iPhone 7 can shoot video in MOV format with 4K resolution. Some 4K cameras can make 4K video files in XAVC S. When trying to play those 4K video with unsupported container file formats or codec via Xiaomi Mi Box, you will fail.

Best tool to transcode 4K video for Xiaomi Mi Box Streaming

The good news is that you can convert unsupported 4K video to Xiaomi Mi Box supported container format with a third-party 4K video converter called Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/MXF/TS/XAVC/XAVC S and 4K codec including H.264, H.265, Prores, you can easily get Xiaomi Mi Box direct playback format listed above from all 4K video with fast conversion speed and perfect output file quality.

In addition, with this tool, you can tinker with the audio and video properties when it comes to the encoder, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and channel mode. Also, you can merge multiple 4K clips into a single file, trim 4k videos to convert only the parts you're interested in, create 3D mode, rotate and crop clips, make image adjustments (brightness, contrast), and apply text or image watermarks.

For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform (get Mac version).

Step-by-Step to Transcode All 4K Videos to Xiaomi Mi Box

Step 1: Load 4K video

Download and Launch this 4K video converter on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program. All YouTube 4K videos, Netflix 4K videos, YIFY 4K videos, DJI 4K videos, Yuneec 4K videos, iPhone 4K video, Sony/Panasonic 4K camera recordings can be loaded.

Step 2: Choose XiaoMi Mi Box Format

Normally, MP4 video will be the most compatible video for XiaoMi Mi Box. Click "Format" bar to choose "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video" category. If your TV supports HEVC codec, you also can choose H.265 MP4.

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters

Click "Settings" button behind format bar, open "Profile Settings" window, click "Size(pix)" to select 3840x2160 as the final resolution for output video. Then you can adjust the video bitrate, frame rate and preview the output video size at the below chart. You also can upscale 720p or 1080p video to 4K in this step.

Step 4: Begin the conversion process

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion from unsupported 4K video to Xiaomi Mi Box supported format conversion process. 

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly stream the 4K video from Mi box to TV via Google Cast app. (Here is guide on How to Google Cast on your Mi Box)

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