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5KPlayer: The Best Free 4K UHD HEVC Video Player for Mac

Posted by Amanda Hu | Last updated: October 12, 2019

The popularity of 4K videos is growing rapidly, especially in the smart TV field. However, 4K TV is really not cheap and portable that not all of us are willing to afford one. So, is there no way to enjoy the stunning 4K ultra HD resolution videos? Don't be disappointed! We are lucky to own Apple 4K Retina 21.5in iMac and the 5K Retina 27in that supports 4K videos natively, and now professional 4K UHD player Mac will beef up your Mac computer to play 4K UHD HEVC videos movies with stunning clarity. Worth mentioning, normal computers can play 4K UHD videos as long as your UHD player supports them, thus making it possible for all of you to enjoy 4K UHD videos.

Best Free 4K UHD HEVC Video Player for Mac (Catalina & earlier)

Want to play YouTube 4K smart video, Sony/Samsung/LG 4K demos and iPhone 4K 30fps/60fps recordings on Mac? Best Mac 4K UHD video player – 5KPlayer is the key to decode such high-res videos in 2160p to offer smooth playback without codec issues and render wonderful UHD images and DTS surrounded sounds on Mac computer.

UHD Player Mac

Sample 1. Samsung Travel With My Pet HDR UHD 4K Demo (4K at 60fps)

Resolution: 3840x2160
Frame rate: 60fps
File size: 957 MB
Resource: https://youtu.be/7NCQkkvtiAI

Test result: When playing this 4K UHD video with 5KPlayer, the smoothness of the playback is needless to say. Every frame looks charming even on low-power computer. The hue, saturation and luminance comes great clarity that makes your eye and heart comfortable. Every smile of the girl is sweet, every fur of the dog is lively. The sky is quite blue, the water is crystal-clear and every move is motivated.

UHD Player for Mac

Sample 2. A 20s 4K Video Recorded with iPhone 6S (4K at 30fps)

Resolution: 3840x2160
Frame rate: 30fps
File size: 109 MB

Test result: When I transfer this recoded 4K video to computer to play with 5KPlayer, 5KPlayer works smoothly without occupying much CPU. The image and action displayed by this 4K UHD player Mac are lively and vivid with the exact resurrection of what you see with your eyes. As this video is recorded by myself, so the resource is not accessible. If you want to have a test, you can record one with your iPhone.

4K UHD Player Mac

Sample 3. DJI Mavic Pro - Avoriaz, France (shot in 4K 24fps)

Resolution: 2560x1358
Frame rate: 24fps
File size: 144 MB
Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSI_0A0qXpU

Test result: Playing 4K at 60fps is smoothly with 5KPlayer, let alone this video shot in 4K 24fps. Besides DJI Mavic Pro, this 4K UHD player Mac also supports 4K UHD videos shot with GoPro, HDCool HC8000 4K action camera, Yi Discovery 4K action camera and more. Have fun with your shots and also enjoy them on Mac with 4K/5K display.

UHD Player Mac

Sample 4. Sony 4K Demo: Another World from YouTube

Resolution: 1920x1080p
Frame rate: 30fps
File size: 54 MB
Resource: https://youtu.be/xcJtL7QggTI

Test result: I'm not sure if this video is the real 4K video, for its resolution is 1920x1080p. As most YouTube 4K videos are of this kind, probably you are finding a 4K UHD player for Mac to play such YouTube 4K videos. However, the focus is not on a 4K UHD video here, but on a 4K UHD video player. No matter which type of 4K video you have found, UHD player Mac 5KPlayer can handle it with ease, at least it is compatible with 4K UHD videos from YouTube – a site contains most of the 4K video resources.

4K Player for Mac

From the experiment above, all the four 4K UHD video samples are played by 5KPlayer successfully without any choke. Besides a qualified 4K UHD player for Mac, 5KPlayer also acts as a online video music downloader and AirPlay/DLNA streaming software that you can make use of to download a variety of online video music from YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc and AirPlay mirroring or DLNA streaming them to HDTV wirelessly.

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