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4K laptop has choppy video on 4k video played on VLC

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March 11, 2015 10:53:36 PM

I bought this ( laptop, and tried to watch a 4k video on Youtube. It was choppy. I buffered, still choppy. I downloaded a 4k video, AND VLC, still choppy. I updated by graphics card, still choppy. I set the VLC output to Open GL, still choppy.
Any advice? or is the 4k part meant for gaming?
I'm confused, please help.

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March 11, 2015 11:07:39 PM

VLC released an update back in 2013 claiming it was 4k ready. But VLC media player still does not support 4K video playback perfectly. So if you downloaded a 4k video off Youtube for example even though it would be illegal, VLC I still would consider to be in the beta phase so you most likely won't get it to play perfectly. Guessing you have a legal .FLV file you could convert the file to .mp4 so it can work on a player that does support it.
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