How to Stream 4K Video to Vizio TV via Kodi
Many Vizio Smart TV owners would like install Kodi on it for streaming local music, videos. If you have some 4K videos shot with 4K camcorders or downloaded from YouTube, why not stream these local 4K videos to Vizio TV via Kodi? Read on to learn details. There are main two parts.
Part I. Install Kodi on Vizio Smart TV
To install Kodi on Vizio Smart TV, you need an Android client. You can use a Firestick, Roku stick or Android TV box. Follow the below steps to install Kodi on Vizio Smart TV.
1. Get a FireStick, Roku stick or Android TV box to add Kodi to your Vizio Smart TV.
2. Plug the Android TV stick to your Vizio SmartTV.
3. Go to Google Play Store in the Android TV stick's main menu.
4. Select Open Google Play Store.
5. Next, search for Kodi.
6. Select Kodi.
7. Now, Install the Kodi app.
8. Now, Kodi is successfully installed on your Vizio Smart TV. You can Install your favorite Add-ons and start streaming videos, movies, etc.
Part II. Convert Unsupported 4K Files to Kodi Friendly Format
Kodi now supports for 4K video playback, however, it doesn't mean that you can play 4K video in any file format on it. Kodi has native playback support for the following container file formats and codec:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
From above lists, we can see that you will fail to load certain 4K container file formats such as MXF, XAVC, XAVC S or 4K compression codec such as Prores, Cinematic, etc into Kodi. To fix the format incompatible issue, Brorsoft Video Converter is your first and best choice.
Working a professional 4K video converter, it can easily transcode unsupported 4K video to Kodi readable 4K AVI/WMV/MKV/MP4 with the compress codec of MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) or H.265. The program supports hardware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 30x faster H.265 or H.264 codec encoding speed on a computer with Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology. For Mac users, you can try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac(macOS High Sierra included).
Steps to Convert 4K Video for Vizio TV Playing via Kodi
Step 1: After downloading, install and run this 4K video converter for Kodi, just import your 4K files to the software for converting.
Step 2: Click the Format bar, and from its drop-down list, select one of Kodi supported playback 4K file formats such as H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4) under Common Video.
Tips: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the "Settings" button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3: Hit "Convert" button to let the 4K to Kodi conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be much easier for you to playback on Vizio TV via Kodi.
Before start conversion, click "Tools" > "Options", in the opened "Options" window, click "Acceleration" menu, then check "Enable GPU Encode Acceleration" Option, so that the 4K video converter will accelerate conversion speed when encoding video to H.264/H.265 codec. Have a try.