How to Play 4K Video on Amazon Fire TV (2015) via HDMI?
The new Amazon Fire TV (2015) seems pretty impressive—a faster processor, the addition of the Alexa personal assistant, and an ability to support streaming 4K content, a feature missing from the new Apple TV. But form the feedback, there are still many people stated that from time to time, they will encounter the issue when playing 4K video on Amazon Fire TV (2015) via HDMI. So that’s why?
Checking detailed specifications revealed the reason: Amazon Fire TV (2015) won’t be able to support high dynamic range, or HDR, content. For the new Amazon Fire TV (2015) uses the old HDMI 1.4 standard instead of HDMI 2.0a. Although HDMI 1.4 can handle 4K video, it’s limited to 24 and 30 frames per second (fps). HDMI 2.0, on the other hand, has enough bandwidth (18Gbps, compared to 10Gbps for HDMI 1.4) to support 60fps video. So if your 4K source video is 60fps, like downloaded from YouTube recently, you perhaps meet the 4K playback issue on Amazon File TV (2015) through HDMI.
Under this condition, you either download another 4K video with 24-30fps, or change your source 4K video from 60fps to 30fps. If you choose the latter way, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to handle the issue. it is one of the top 4K Compressors that can compress 4K to 1080p or convert 4K Video/Blu-ray to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MOV, M4V, etc with the frame rate, bitrate, audio channel you want. So it will be a piece of cake for it to change 60fps 4K to 24-30fps 4K for Amazon Fire TV. More functions is in the review.
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How to Change 4K 60fps to 24-30fps 4K for Amazon Fire TV (2015)?
Step 1: Add 4K videos.
Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load 4K video to the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
If you want to change the source 4K format, you can click “Format” to choose the formats that you want to output for later use. For compatibility consideration, it is idea for you to choose “Common Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as output file format. If you want to keep the original format, just ignore the step.
Step 3: Compress 60fps to 30fps
Open “Profile Settings” window, click “Frame Rate” to change 60 to 30 or lower. If you still want to play this 4K in a portable device that doesn’t support 4K, you can compress 4k to 1080p here for later use. click “Size(pix)” to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for output video.
Step 4: Convert 60fps 4K video to 30fps 4K
After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert 60fps 4K video to 30fps 4K so that you can play 4K video on Amazon Fire TV (2015) via HDMI smoothly.
Try again to play your converted 4K video on your new Amazon Fire TV (2015) via HDMI. If it still doesn’t work, you should downscale the 4K video to 1080p in the step 3. This software also can solve the 4K playback issue in VLC, LG TV.