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4K YouTube Video Download Convert Upload Guide

How to free download and convert 4K YouTube videos for offline playback? How to upload 4K videos to YouTube? Find answers in this post.

Following with 4K YouTube video and thousands of other sites showing up 4K (2160p) videos, Apple iPhone 6 (Plus) - iPhone X/8/Plus support 4K video recording now. However, 4K is nearly four times the size of 1080p, and viewing these YouTube 4K videos in their native resolution requires considerable bandwidth speed as well as the right equipment. This means a large display or 4K-capable projector – neither of which can be owned on the cheap. Thus, when watching 4K videos from YouTube online, you may often encounter 4K YouTube lag. So how about free downloading YouTube 4K videos to computer or converting them to iPhone iPad Android supported formats for offline playback at will? A reliable all-in-one YouTube (4K UHD) video downloader and converter is all you need.

Part 1: Free Download Convert 4K YouTube Videos
Part 2: How to Upload 4K Videos to YouTube

How to Download Convert 4K YouTube Videos?

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe/for Mac
Fast download and convert YouTube 4K Ultra HD videos to MP4, AVI, MOV; iPhone, iPad, Android and many more.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can save (convert, natch) videos from the likes of YouTube, and output presets for every portable device from Android to Windows Phone. - Rick (CNET Editor)

Best 4K YouTube Video Downloader and Converter

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, a professional HD video downloader and converter, is specifically designed for 4K/8K UHD videos downloading and converting. Of course you can use it to easily download any 4K YouTube video for free (incl. YouTube 4K 60fps video) and convert any 4K video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV; iPhone iPad Android Samsung; MP3, AAC, etc. almost any format, any device. Besides, you are also allowed to compress and convert the downloaded YouTube 4K video to 1080p HD for streaming on your HDTVs including the new Apple TV 4, or convert the 4K videos recorded by iPhone 11/Pro/Max, Sony/Canon camcorders to YouTube supported formats with correct parameters for uploading and sharing. Better still, thanks to its High Quality Engine, multi-core CPU and Hardware Encoder (Intel and Nivdia Support), this 4K YouTube downloader and converter will deliver an extremely faster speed with 98% quality reserved.

It's worth mentioning that, this 4K YouTube downloader converter can also enable you to download and convert any 4K Ultra HD video from 1000+ video sharing sites, including Vimeo, Facebook, Vevo, Dailymotion, etc. Downloading music songs from music sites like SoundCloud, Audiomack, etc. are also available with it.

How to Free Download Convert 4K YouTube Video on PC/Mac for Offline Playback

4K YouTube Video Download and Convert

Free download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on your PC (incl. Windows 10) or WinX HD Video Converter for Mac to get ready for your 4K YouTube videos/movies free download and convert.

Step 1: Tab the "YouTube URL" icon on the tool bar. Go to to find a YouTube 4K UHD video/movie/footage you'd like to free download.

Step 2: Copy and paste the YouTube 4K UHD video to the address bar and click "Analyze" to analyze the YouTube 4K video info. Select a preferred output video format/resolution and press "OK".

Step 3 (Optional): Tick "Auto convert" if you need to compress or convert the downloading 4K YouTube video. If not, jump to step 4.

Step 4: Click "Browse" to set a destination folder to store the downloaded 4K video. Hit "RUN" to start the YouTube 4K video downloading and converting task.

How to Convert and Upload 4K video to YouTube

Q: "I uploaded a 4K video to YouTube, but the highest setting YouTube is playing the video is back at 1080p. The video file itself is definitely 3840x2160. Can anyone describe what I may be doing wrong?"

In order to upload 4K videos to YouTube, you'd better first figure out what the 4K YouTube video settings are and convert your 4K videos to YouTube supported formats so that you can upload your original 4K videos to YouTube without hassle. With WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, you can easily convert the 4K video to YouTube compatible formats and set the 4K video's frame rate, bit rate, codec, etc. as well as split the video to proper length.

Recommended YouTube 4K Video Upload Settings:
Video Duration: Maximum 15 minutes in length.
Video Formats: YouTube only supports FLV, MP4, 3GP and WebM video formats.
Video Codec: H.264. Progressive scan. High Profile. Variable bitrate (VBR).
Audio Codec: AAC-LC
Standard Frame Rate and Video Bitrate: 24, 25, 30fps (35-45 Mbps); 48, 50, 60fps (53-68 Mbps).
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
4K Resolution: 2160p (3840x2160)

Related reading: Free Get YouTube Video on Windows 10/8/7 for Watching Offline; Convert 4K to MP3, Upscale/Convert 2K to 4K UHD

Upload 4K Video to YouTube

4 Simple Steps to Edit and Upload 4K YouTube Video

Download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe quickly on your PC before adjusting the settings of the 4K video.

Step 1. Click "+ Video" button on the tool bar to load the 4K UHD video.

Step 2. Select a YouTube supported video format, such as MP4 (H.264) by following the path: Output Profile -> Web Video Profile -> YouTube Video -> MP4, and click "OK".

Step 3. Click the wheel-like icon to open the settings window. Set video audio codecs (H.264+AAC); choose VBR and adjust the Frame Rate. Trimming, cropping, adding subtitles for the uploading 4K YouTube video are also accessible.

Step 4. Set an output folder and hit "RUN" button to start converting 4K for YouTube uploading.

If you need to free download and fast convert 4K YouTube videos for offline playback on iPhone iPad Android HDTVs, etc. or convert 4K video to best proper YouTube compatible formats for uploading 4K video to YouTube, please turn to WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Related External Source:
4K Resolution: 4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. Several 4K resolutions exist in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography. In the movie projection industry, Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) is the dominant 4K standard. 4K content is becoming more widely available online including on YouTube, Netflix and Amazon...

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