If you are facing a problem when you play 4K videos on your Windows 11 PC, then this article is for you. If your 4k video is not playing or the video is not smooth then this may be because of missing Codecs.
Here we’re going to discuss two ways by which you can play 4K videos on your Windows 11 pc smoothly.
How to Play 4K Videos on Windows 11
When you try to play any 4K videos, you will get this error on your video player. To fix this you can use any methods mentioned below.
You can use the third-party video player application to enable hardware acceleration to play 4K videos. VLC Media Player is the most popular third-party video player for Windows 11.
Or, else you can add 4K codecs support on your Windows 11 pc, using a video extension to play 4K videos on the default windows video player.
Here are the steps to install the extension:
Step 1: Search for the “Microsoft Store” on the search bar and open it. Or, On your Windows 11 PC, click the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar to access the storefront.
Step 2: Now on the search bar, search for “HEVC Video Extension”. It is used to play High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) videos in any video app on your Windows 11 device. These extensions are designed to take advantage of hardware capabilities to support 4K and Ultra HD content.
Step 3: To install click on the price option and click “Get” to install the extension.