“Why is streaming of a 4K MXF media to the Apple TV 4K not working? When streaming the movie, the Plex server performs transcoding. I use PlexPy while the MXF video format is being streamed to the ATV 4K to determine whether or not transcoding is taking place.Can anyone explain me the technical reason 4K streaming to ATV 5 does not work with Plex but it works with Infuse?”

There is a hot topic on Apple and Plex forum: streaming 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K via Plex server is not working. Based on our testing and some guys’ feedback, Plex server on Apple TV 4K does yet not support 4K MXF. The Plex team “forgot” to update the Apple TV profile to support direct streaming when playing 4K material in the MP4 container, as this is supported out of the box. They are currently working on getting 4K content to play when using MXF container as well. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution though! This article will introduce one way to convert 4K Webm to Apple TV 4K supported format.

Using video converter to transcode 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K friendly format

If you lacks interest for Infuse or Infuse doesn’t work for you, here is another option for you. Since Apple TV 4K can’t support MXF format, just convert 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K friendly MP4, M4V and MOV formats and then simply sync with iTunes.

Well, along with some help from third party program, it can be done effortlessly. Here we take U2USoft Video Converter for Mac for instance to show you how to get 4K MXF and Apple TV 4K to play nicely.

This Mac video converter triumphs over its competitors and successfully delivers the best possible output quality and fastest video conversion speed, up to 3-5X faster. It supports converting virtually all video formats in 4K or HD, ranging from AVI, HEVC (H.265), MKV, MTS, WMV, FLV, VOB, WebM, 3GP, to MP4, MOV, M4V playable on Apple TV 4K and other Apple devices. So, with it, you can transcode 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K easily and keep the best video quality. For Windows users, please get U2USoft Total Video Converter. Follow the steps to convert 4K MXF to 4K Apple TV for smooth playback.

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How to Transcode 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K?

Step 1: Import video source

Run the Apple TV 4K Video Converter and then directly drag and drop your MXF videos to the software.

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Step 2: Choose Apple TV 4K supported format

Click “Format” then switch to “Apple TV”. Here you can choose “Apple TV H.264 1920×1080(*mp4)” format as the output video.


Tip: When you want to output 4K video for ATV 5, you need to back to the main UI then click “Settings”. In “Video Size” box, tap 3840×2160 into the box. Then you can adjust the video bitrate, frame rate and preview the output video size at the below chart.

Step 3: Start to convert 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K

Hit the “Convert” button to start 4K MXF to Apple TV 4K conversion process.

Just a few minutes, you will be able to get the output files for Apple TV 4K via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can play the converted 4K MXF movies on Apple TV 4K with ease.