The new Raspberry Pi 4 is ready for 4K video

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  • Published: 24 June 2019
  • With up to 4GB of RAM, it's the beefiest Pi yet.

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Comments • 65

  • Carlos Tavares Jr
    Carlos Tavares Jr  2 months back

    I use rpis for my christmas light shows and digital signage projects. I am disappointed for the lack of support for Netflix and Hulu playback in firefox and chrome on the RPI's. The same browsers on Ubuntu play it back no problem. This has limited me using them for HTPC use even tho KODI does run fine on them.

    • Jari Sipilainen
      Jari Sipilainen  3 months back

      why they not make 1 board with ram extension. would be more profit. if nobody buy 1gb and 2gb models and 4gb model out of stock. out of stock to wait 1 and 2 to sell.thats what i think. we see. how fast 4+ come and good old 35 board with 4gb lol

      • Seeker of Truth
        Seeker of Truth  4 months back

        cant even run 1080p youtube videos.

        • giacjack
          giacjack  3 months back

          @Ron Watson I have a SanDisk 64gb sd, I can run 1080p video smoothly if they are saved in my storage, so I don't think is my sd's slow speed 🙂

        • Ron Watson
          Ron Watson  3 months back

          @giacjack lol, one of the most common reasons for a 360p playback would be that your micro SD card is not fast enough, try an Ultra 32Gig. still you can only get 720p, which is heaps better than 360....

        • Ron Watson
          Ron Watson  3 months back

          Yep, claims of 2-3X faster speeds really did not translate out into Youtube videos at anything beyond 720p, I have heard that the word on the street is that they are working on this patch, but honestly, I have lived long enough to know that if the released version doesn't do something as major as this then there will not be a patch.

        • Seeker of Truth
          Seeker of Truth  3 months back

          if it improves please let us know, i cant find any video with the updated software yet.

        • giacjack
          giacjack  3 months back

          Yeah you are Right, I have to play at 360p to have a smooth playback.anyway we will see with the next software updates

      • Breen Whitman
        Breen Whitman  4 months back

        "Pi 4 is ready for 4K video". This is the key part. "Ready" is different to "can".
        Just as the earlier pi's could not play HD 1080 till players had the fancy programing within the Video Player to hand processing to the GPU.

        The Pi4 is the same. It will only be dedicated players that *might* play 4k ok.



        But there is progress, and the Pi4 can play 1080p YouTube videos. Which is pretty impressive and does mean the pi4 is a significant step up.
        As for 4k? The chinese SoC boards will likely fill that market.

        • Breen Whitman
          Breen Whitman  4 months back

          "Pi 4 is ready for 4K video". This is the key part. "Ready" is different to "can".
          Just as the earlier pi's could not play HD 1080 till players had the fancy programing within the Video Player to hand processing to the GPU.

          The Pi4 is the same. It will only be dedicated players that *might* play 4k ok.



          But there is progress, and the Pi4 can play 1080p YouTube videos. Which is pretty impressive and does mean the pi4 is a significant step up.
          As for 4k? The chinese SoC boards will likely fill that market.

          • Ray Foss
            Ray Foss  4 months back

            This thing is particularly good for robotics projects. You forgot to mention the Jetson nano and this things lack of AI optimized hardware. I don't blame you for being a fanboy... I would rather have this over a Mac mini.

            • Marvin Ehlers
              Marvin Ehlers  4 months back

              4k? i heard it can't handle 720p youtube videos full screen

              • Adam Jenssen
                Adam Jenssen  4 months back

                You both probably right. My Intel Stick M3 was just that, It can playback 4k30hz as a local file, but would have difficulties playing the same over streaming like YouTube.

              • PJthePlayer
                PJthePlayer  4 months back

                I think the 4k60 claim is for videos stored directly on the device (not streaming).

            • Mengbai Wu
              Mengbai Wu  4 months back

              is it more powerful than synology entry-level nas?

            • Johnny Winter
              Johnny Winter  4 months back

              I just don't like the Micro HDMI fact that its structurally not long lasting if u move the device around alot the connections tend to break

              • Johnny Winter
                Johnny Winter  4 months back

                @alvallac21 u got the contex of what i meant so stfu whit gramma correcction wnats good gramma get off the internet

              • alvallac21
                alvallac21  4 months back

                *a lot

            • kaarthikeyan ss
              kaarthikeyan ss  4 months back

              What is respeberry pi4 ?

              • Supradip Ghosh
                Supradip Ghosh  4 months back

                Please give me the purchase link

                • I need SUBs to payoff intel for his Xeon Platinum

                  HDR10 too???

                  • Mika Eickhoff
                    Mika Eickhoff  4 months back

                    Its hard to push 4K60 with 10bit and 4:4:4 Chroma but normal HDR 10 is something your display and your software needs to support. Hardware does theoretically.

                • ABISHEK MUTHIAN
                  ABISHEK MUTHIAN  4 months back

                  If it supports 4K, it means it has enough framebuffer to support 1080 ultrawide like 2560x1080 in OpenGL. I hope they roll-out Vulkan for Pi4 & with Wayland becoming stable by then, we should have some decent desktop experience.

                  • vVx JOKER xVv
                    vVx JOKER xVv  4 months back

                    Sadly but no, there is video with proof that raspberry pi 4 cant handle with 4k 30fps, there are isuues with lags and buffering or just dont play at all... :(

                • Nitin Stark
                  Nitin Stark  4 months back

                  Nice

                  • AZAD K H
                    AZAD K H  4 months back

                    Who the f want to hack with this computers

                  • Neoand12
                    Neoand12  4 months back

                    AI powered Raspberry Pi incoming

                    • Sheepy007
                      Sheepy007  4 months back

                      Is its USB still sharing its bus with the ethernet port?

                      • alvallac21
                        alvallac21  4 months back

                        No. Eben Upton says it now has a dedicated line to the SOC.

                    • nk g
                      nk g  4 months back

                      After all videos of pi, I came here to see how a pi lie for sponsorship looks like...

                      • Adam Jenssen
                        Adam Jenssen  4 months back

                        IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE: According to Linus Tech Tips, and personal experience confirmed with the micro HDMI are very flimsy and easily can or will break.

                        It’s a shame they should have made it as full size HDMI port. Good luck not breaking them. I DONT RECOMMEND IF YOU WILL BE USING FOR THAT REASON.

                        • AngryApple
                          AngryApple  4 months back

                          They should have made these to HDMI Mini, the space is there, maybe we can mod the pie 🤔

                        • matuzaato
                          matuzaato  4 months back

                          @Alfred Matthew cases don't replace ports

                        • Nadan Honey
                          Nadan Honey  4 months back

                          @Alfred Matthew It doesn't work that way.

                        • Alfred Matthew
                          Alfred Matthew  4 months back

                          That's the reason they launch pi 4 with case

                      • wax wax
                        wax wax  4 months back

                        Plex Server?

                        • Vlican
                          Vlican  4 months back

                          Plex client maybe... It's far too weak for video transcoding (Plex has very limited support for hardware accelerated transcoding) to be used as a Plex server

                      • Gwarnine
                        Gwarnine  4 months back

                        Imagine all the indie games i play on my expensive ass pc, i wonder how many would play on the pi4?

                        • Yoctopory
                          Yoctopory  3 months back

                          Almost none of them probably.

                      • Virtual IT Boy
                        Virtual IT Boy  4 months back

                        I will buy this for using it as a vpn, pihole and a storage server! :)

                      • GizmoMaltese
                        GizmoMaltese  4 months back

                        I'm working on making Raspberry Pi self-aware

                        • semi-atomic
                          semi-atomic  4 months back

                          Make it a stripping sex slave robot xd ( I'm probably going to be killed by robots for saying this)

                        • Chaitanya Varma
                          Chaitanya Varma  4 months back

                          Make it feel it's pins lol

                        • Chaitanya Varma
                          Chaitanya Varma  4 months back

                          Lol

                      • Aditya Mishra
                        Aditya Mishra  4 months back

                        My personal project is too turn that raspberry pi 4 into raspberry pi 5 but the hardware just isn’t powerful enough.

                        • Mark Granger
                          Mark Granger  4 months back

                          @Adam Jenssen True

                        • Adam Jenssen
                          Adam Jenssen  4 months back

                          Mark Granger the joke was lame 😒

                        • Mark Granger
                          Mark Granger  4 months back

                          @Adam Jenssen Guessing they don't have humor on your planet.

                        • alvallac21
                          alvallac21  4 months back

                          *to

                        • Adam Jenssen
                          Adam Jenssen  4 months back

                          Aditya Mishra the new Odroid H2 is quite power yet still inexpensive compared to other barebone single unit computers. Check that out. The performance is almost better or equal to the N5000 laptop cpu processor, now that’s nice and fast enough for your needs. It’s capable of 4K 60hz video playback. Plus, big bonus is you can upgrade up to 32GB of RAM!!

                      • Jamie Abrahams
                        Jamie Abrahams  4 months back

                        2nd comment

                        • Mahesh Sharma
                          Mahesh Sharma  4 months back

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