How to Transfer 4K Video to Lumia 950 XL for Playing with it’s 4K Screen

Summary: This article focus on the newly information of Lumia 950 XL and how to transfer 4K Video to Lumia 950 XL for play with its 4K screen. If you just got one, you have come to the right place.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a highly-anticipated smartphone with impressive specifications that include a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution and 515 pixels per inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and expandable storage on top of its 32 GB onboard memory.

Lumia 950 XL is able to maintain a great white balance and contrast despite the low light condition. The Lumia 950 XL’s camera was also able to keep the frame rate at a good level, which resulted in a smooth video even as the holder of the smartphone panned the camera. Noise is also kept at a very acceptable level.

Here comes the problem, with such a powerful low lights 5.7-inch AMOLED display 4k screen on Lumia 950 XL, you will be want view your 4k video or footage on it? 

According to the Microsoft official website we know that the supported video format for playback list below:

Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video, H.265/HEVC
Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download

From above information we know that Lumia 950 XL supported limited. For the video format not listed, such as 4K video in AVCHD, XAVC/XAVC S, MXF, MOV recorded by my 4k camera, can be transfer or stream to Lumia 950 XL for playback?

Generally speaking, Lumia 950 XL has no ability to playback 4K video in AVCHD, XAVC/XAVC S, MXF, MOV codec. You can upload it to YouTube and them download it on your Lumia 950 XL for playing. The hassle of the censoring process are not recommended here.

You can get help from a professional video converter–Pavtube Video Converter. It can exchange up to 70 formats. In the other word, you can transfer all Lumia 950 XL not supported video in to it with converting the format in it’s supported ones we list above.

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What’s more, the program also boasts with some beneficial functions to enhance you video viewing experience on portable devices. For example, you can trim the video to cut unwanted clips from the video, adjust the output video aspect ratio to make it suitable for your output device, add external subtitles to YouTube movies to understand it better. 


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Step by step to upload 4K Video to Lumia 950 XL

Step 1: Input 4K video to the program.

Launch the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import 4K videos to the application.

Step 2: Define output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, choose Lumia 950 XL best compatible uploading format from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”. 

You can choose HD Video for a better experiences on Lumia 950 XL.

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.

Click “Hit “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels.

Step 4: Trim video file.

To reduce file size with no quality loss, you can trim video length in the “Video Editor” window by setting the start time and ending time to cut out unwanted clips from the video.

Step 5: Start the conversion.

Start 4K video to Lumia 950 XL best format conversion by hitting the right bottom convert button, when the conversion is over, you will have no limitation to transfer or stream 4K videos on Lumia 950 XL for smoothly playback.

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Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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