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How to Play 4K video on iPhone 8?

How to Play 4K video on iPhone 8?

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Since the iPhone 8 was released, people are all eager to know the new iPhone smart phone can support the 4K video or not. From the below table, we are so sorry to tell you the information: You can’t play the 4K video on iPhone 8. Even though you can record the 4Kvideo with iPhone 8, until now, Apple don’t announce that they support the 4K video playback on iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 Supported Video Formats
Video Playback Audio Playback Video Recording
  • HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps

When you take the 4K video by DJI 4K videos, Yuneec 4K videos or Sony/Panasonic 4K camera recordings, etc. How to enjoy them on iPhone 8? You may miss the 4K high video quality, but HD video is a good choice which can support the 1080p video resolution and is acceptable by iPhone 8 well. You can compress the 4K video HD video without quality in this post, we will guide you to master this cool skill.

Best iPhone Video Converter: Play 4K Video on iPhone 8 In Another Way

Miss the 4K video playback on iPhone 8, the HD video will make up for you, maybe you can get more surprises at here. We recommend you one 4K video converter which can provides you the best video conversion services: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. You can oen this software on Windows OS, including the latest Windows 10, at the same time, this software works on Mac OS too, including the macOS High Sierra.

You can import the 4K video from any devices in any video formats, with the user-friendly interface, easy buttons, you can convert the 4K video to HD video effortlessly, like the HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MOV, etc. You also can choose other video formats for iPhone 8, like the MP4, H.264, HEVC etc. In addition, you can choose the iPhone device preset and get the best video formats for iPhone 8. Except the iPhone 8, this software serve for iPhone 7, 6, 5, Tablet, etc.

Do you hate the boring waiting? This software provides you the lighting fast speed when you choose the output video with H.264 and H.265 codec (You can adjust the video and audio codec, frame, bitrate at the Setting window), 30x faster speed than other common video converter. You also can edit the 4K video for uploadiung to Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, etc, you can do the trim, crop, merge, insert subtitles, export srt/ass/ssa subtitles, add video effects on your video.


Convert 4K Video to iPhone 8 Acceptable Video Format

Step 1. Load video files

Click “File” menu, from its drop-down list, select “Add Video/Audio” to add the 4K video,you also can choose the “Add from folder” to input multiple video files and do the batch video conversion. What’s more, you also can click “File”> “Load from Disc” button to import the DVD and Blu-ray movie for iPhone 8.

Step 2. Select output format

You can click “Format” bar, go to the “iPhone” category, and then choose one of your iPhone model. You also can choose a video format for iPhone from “Common Video” or “HD Video” category, like MP4, MOV, or M4V. To enjoy HD movies on iPhone, it is ideal for you to choose to output “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video”. For iPhone 8/8 Plus, “H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)” is a better choice.

Tips: You can click Setting and open the video setting profile and adjust the video related video parameters, like the video resolution, video frame, video bitrate, etc. For example: You can adjust the the ouput video codec as H.264 or H.265, resolution as 1080p, 720p, audio codec as AAC-LC and so on.

video setting

Step 3. Begin the video conversion

Click “Browse” button on the main interface to save your converted iPhone 8/8 Plus movie videos, the click Convert button to start the 4K video conversion.

Transfer The Converted 4K Video to iPhone 8 form PC

When you get the video files, you can follow these steps and transfer the video to iPhone 8 with iTunes.

1. Connect iPhone 8/ 8 Plus to the computer.

Plug iPhone 8/ 8 Plus into computer via the USB cable. iTunes will launch automatically, if not, manually start it on your computer. 

2. Add files to iTunes library. 

Click “File > Add Files to Library” at the upper left corner of the window. Then select the video files on your computer and add them to the library. 

add to library

3. Sync media files from iTunes to iPhone 8/ 8 Plus. 

Click the iPhone 8/ 8 Plus icon in iTunes and choose Movies Library in the left sidebar. Then check Sync Movies and click Apply. iTunes will then sync movies to your iPhone 8/ 8 Plus.

syne movies

After all the settings and video conversion, you can enjoy the 4K video on iPhone 8 smoothly.


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