To enjoy super image quality, people tend to play HD videos on their devices. However, HD video play problem can happen at any time. Here is an example.
"Recently, I have downloaded a very high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixel, codec-H.264/AVC, 24FPS, audio codec-MPEG-4 AAC audio). I couldn't play the HD video on my Windows 7 PC using VLC player. Please help!"
So, how to fix such kind of error? All feasible solutions will be introduced in the following part.
A HD video not playing properly may happen due to various reasons, so the problem will be eliminated by different methods.
Many media players support very limited input formats. When you throw some HD video with incompatible video audio formats into the player, problems like unrecognized file, video playing without sound, and sound seems ok but no image, will appear.
1) Update your media player to the latest version to see if it can play HD video fluently.
2) Download and install K-Lite Codec Pack (only available for Windows XP and later OS).
If you still face HD video play problem after upgrading to latest version, another solution is necessary, for example, installing K-Lite Codec Pack which is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft Windows enabling the OS and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself. Obviously, this method seems to be a little technical for beginners. Meanwhile, it is not fit for Mac users who are experiencing "HD video won't play" problem. Therefore, the third method comes out.
3) Try a different HD video player.
A host of video players are available in the market, among which 5KPlayer is an absolutely remarkable HD video player besides VLC. It is 100% clean and free. It runs well on both Windows and Mac computers.
4) Change the video format to your player accepted format.
So if you find that your device can't play HD video, firstly you need to verify if the device meet the minimum requirements to play HD videos.
Minimum requirements to play 1080p HD videos on PC
▶ Processor: 2.4Ghz (dual core) or 3.5Ghz (single Core) processor.
▶ Graphics: Nvidia/ATi having bare minimum 256MB Video RAM and core clock 600Mhz.
Requirements to play 4K 2160P UHD videos on PC/Mac
▶ Integrated Graphics solutions that support 4K external displays (8GB RAM recommended with integrated graphics solutions);
▶ Discrete Graphics cards that support 4K external displays;
▶ A monitor which is capable of playing back 4K Ultra HD video properly.
Sometimes even if your computer meets the requirements, you may find that HD/4K video plays back choppy. This is due to the immense processing power required.
Upgrading your computer configurations to play HD videos is a pricey proposition. The cost-effective way is to convert/compress 4K or 1080p HD video to lower video resolution with HD video compressor/converter. This is also an effective way to make HD videos play smoothly on portable devices.
Playing a HD video but unexpectedly the frame becomes fuzzy? Can't play the video on any player? If so, the video file is probably damaged.
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