Best way to view a 4K video clip?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoodyM, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    I have a 4K video clip that I'd like to show off in as best quality as I can on my 15" Late-2013 MBP.

    Would it be best to leave the display settings as "Best for Retina" or use some 3rd party tool to enabled the native resolution?
  2. priitv8, Feb 8, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014

    priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    IMHO the video runs at native res independent of the UI rendering settings.
    So you won't need to touch anything.
    Granted, the 4K video needs to be scaled down, as it is larger than rMBP screen. But that's been taken care of by OS X, you don't need to worry about it.
    Just play your movie in fullscreen. It'll be as good as it gets. And both Preview and QuickTime should already be Retina-coded.
    PS the pictures are handled similarly.

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