Having set my TV in 1080p due to being laggy in 4k, will my movies that are 4k be able to play natively (4k) or will they max at 1080p?

what’s your setup? I’m missing the context - like what is your TV and what is the device you’re sending info to the TV with

1urte bat

I have a 4k TV pluged in to an old computer. I set the resolution on Linux mint at 1080p for a smoother experience, but if 4k movies are also displayed at 1080p, that kinda defeats the point.

8urte bat

If you specifically set your display in Linux to 1080p then everything including the 4K movie files will be displayed at 1080p.

1urte bat

OK got it. I set it for 4k.

Also, does vlc play 4k HDR?

My TV supports Dolby vision and HDR. Will playing through my PC (vlc - linux mint) get the benefits or should I continue using hard drives plugged directly on the TV?

Try mpv

this article suggests it’s gonna depend on your laptop’s specs, if you’ll be able to play it in 4k or not, so if it’s an old computer it may not run depending on how old, or you may need to buy something or set something up to make it work:


Can My Laptop Output 4k?

The resolution of an external display depends on that display and the graphic card of the laptop. An NVIDIA 600 series and up with the help of either an HDMI cable or DisplayPort; AMD Radeon 79xx/78xx/77xx series and higher, R7 or R9 270 or higher will be sufficient enough.

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