9to5mac reveals another breaking news about Apple: the latest release of the Mac OS X El Capitan beta for developers hides references to the new system: 4K resolution supporting is under the plan. With currently no Retina display, the new Mac OS X El Capitan beta references Mac support for a new 4096 X 2304 resolution Apple-made display panel, which is not present in any version of Yosemite. This could make sense for Mac users who are fond of watching 4K videos on Mac OS X. Before the 4K resolution plan is reached, how can we play 4K videos on Mac OS X El Capitan?
4K video is the resolution range from 3840 × 2160 to 4096 × 2160. With 4K resolution, you can see every single detail and close-up in the video wherever you sit in the cinema. At present, 4K videos come from mainly camcorder recording, YouTube and Vimeo downloads, Amazon Prime subscription and other source. These 4K videos can’t played by QuickTime natively on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. So for playing 4K videos on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, you should convert 4K 2160p videos to 1080p videos on El Capitan.
A cheap and convenient way of playing 4K videos on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan is to adopt a 4K videos converter for Mac. Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is designed to play 4K videos on your Mac OS X El Capitan 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.(Read Top 5 free Mac video converters.)
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How to play 4K videos on Mac OS X El Capitan?
Step 1. Add 4K videos
Run a 4K video converter for Mac on Mac OS X El Capitan and import 4K videos
Step 2. Choose video format supported by Mac OS X El Capitan
Click the format bar to follow "HD Video" and "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)."
Step 3: Downscale 4K video to 1080p
Open "Profile Settings" window, from Size(pix) drop-down list, select "1920x1080" which is close to 4K resolution as the resolution for output file.
Step 4. Convert 4K videos on Mac OS X El Capitan
Hit the big red button “Convert” on bottom-right corner of the main UI to convert your 4K videos on Mac OS X El Capitan.
After conversion, you can play the converted 4K videos on Mac OS X El Capitan via a media player for Mac. With iMedia Converter for Mac, you still can enjoy a free playback of various 4K videos on your Mac OS X 10.9.3 and 5k iMac.