Right on June 7, a true 8K quad Ultra/full HD was uploaded onto YouTube. Named Ghost Town, this amazing video filmed by Luke and Marika Neumann had received over 1 million views and 641 subscriptions driven for Google YouTube in just 3 days.
But a fair number of YouTubers complain that they problem to play this 8K resolution video, such as stuttering, and even exploding, crashing or shuttering in computer. It is difficult to play the 8K UHD video partly because the CPUs of computers are too slow to handle it for 8K video is a high resolution that only high end Desktop processors can play it smoothly. It also has higher requirements to bandwidth and computer configuration, compared with 4K resolution.
Better Download 8K UHD Videos than Play it Online
Just take it easy. It is said by parts of viewers that it is far smoother to play it offline after downloading to computer than to play on YouTube directly. As you know, however, YouTube itself does not allow for video downloading. But it is not so absolute only if you get the help from some third-party software. The 8K YouTube video can be downloaded and saved with an 8K video downloader to your PC so as to be played back on 4K/8K TV or 5K iMac with Retina display without stuttering.
Obviously, 8K video requires extremely high for decoding. That is to say, not all video downloaders can decode and process the quad UHD video successfully. But there is a chance you can get an easy-to-use, free and professional 8K UHD video downloader developed by the trustworthy big company. WinX YouTube Downloader is exactly such a tool for Windows 10 and previous Windows users.
About the 8K Video Downloader for Windows (10)
The WinX 8K video downloader is a powerful yet free online video downloader especially designed to download UHD videos like 4K, 5K and 8K resolution videos. With cutting-edge technologies, it delivers 5-8x real-time download speed while maximally keeping the original video quality. The recent update made it support as many as about 300 online video sites besides YouTube.
Step 1. Get the 8K video downloader and video source ready.
Download the latest version of 18.3mb sized WinX YouTube Downloader for free and install it on your computer. Launch it when you need to download and test the 8K video. Find the 8K video on YouTube, and click the Add Video button on the UI.
Step 2. Copy and paste the video URL.
Copy and paste the 8K video URL to the address column that will be shown once you have tapped the “+” button, before you hit “Analyze” button.
Step 3. Select the output.
After a short analysis, the free 8K/4K video downloader will show a small screen of output results. If you need to test the quality of 8K UHD video, please select “7680×4320 mp4”. Since 8K UHD is 16 times of the common 1080p (1920×1080) HD video, it is very large in size. The 2 min 8K video sample will take up 315.97 MB of the space of your hard drive. You can also choose other output that is smaller in size. After it is done, click OK.
Step 4. Start downloading the YouTube 8K video.
WinX YouTube Downloader allows you to save the 8K video anywhere of your hard drive for convenient management, and Disk C is not a better idea for fast processing of your computer. Just Browse to choose the Target Folder and then click the big Download button on the bottom.
The free 8K UHD video downloader for Windows 10/8.1/7/XP also enables you to make some advanced settings by clicking the wheel-shaped button (the fourth one on the top). On it, you can default the output video format, resolution, video path and picture path. You can use a Proxy Server, and limit the download speed, for example, 50 kb/s as the max speed, but it is not suggested to be applied to downloading 8K movies/videos.