FreePedia http://i-freepedia.com Pavtube Offers You The Best HD 3D 4K Video Converters to Make Your Videos/Audio Compatible With NLE, VR Headset, TV, Player, Device, Game Consoles... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:44:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Passthrough AC3 DTS with Kodi http://i-freepedia.com/passthrough-ac3-dts-with-kodi/ http://i-freepedia.com/passthrough-ac3-dts-with-kodi/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:34:12 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2504 […]]]> Kodi AC3/DTS passthrough only passing 2.0 instead of 5.1

“I’m having issues getting kodi to pass 5.1 AC3/DTS streams over HDMI. The speaker system detects an AC3/DTS stream, but it’s only coming through as 2.0 instead of 5.1. Has anyone else had this problem? Here’s my setup: Nexus Player (with Kodi installed from play store) -> HDMI switcher -> 5.1 soundbar system (AC3/DTS capable) -> TV. In Kodi audio settings I have passthrough enabled for both Dolby + DTS, and I have channel configuration set to 5.1.”

How to set up Kodi audio?

There are two possible menus where you will find settings to modify Kodi audio output; one of these is located in the settings menu, which can be accessed via System -> Settings -> System -> Audio output; we will call these Kodi audio settings the main audio settings. There is also a menu that you can get during playback, if you click the button with a speaker on it (on Confluence skin), and allows you to configure some other Kodi audio setting; we can call this menu the audio playback settings. In this menu you can do things related to the playback itself, such as offset the audio or even add subtitles to your media, provided you have the right service installed.

Main audio settings:

– Enable passthrough: With this setting you can enable passthrough Kodi audio output for encoded audio formats.
– Passthrough output device: Only useful if you enabled passthrough audio, this lets you select the device you will use for audio playback of encoded formats.

Transcode audio type to the one that Kodi enable encode

To understand how Kodi processes audio you must first have a basic understanding of how audio in the digital domain works.

When analog audio is converted into the digital domain the near universal format used is Pulse Code Modulation (PCM). All manipulation of audio in the digital domain is always done on audio in the PCM format, therefore functions in Kodi such as volume control can only be done on PCM data, therefore if audio is in one of the Encoded Formats Kodi must decode the audio to PCM in order to manipulate it for volume control.

In other word, when enable Dolby digital (AC3) capable Receiver, Kodi will automatically attempt to direct play AC3 audio if the audio in PCM format, but if the video/container are not compatible then you will get no audio at all.

To solve no sound with Kodi issues, you can go to Settings/System/Audio output settings as a reference method. If the encoded formats of your video file is just the one that Kodi can not decode, you have two choice: one, transcode the video/container to the Kodi enable decode one, second, give up.

From Kodi Supported File Formats, we know that we can play the following file formats on Kodi:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, RealAudio, WMA

Here we suggest you trancode the video/container into MP4, WMV, AVI, MPEG, FLV with AAC, AC3(you should enable Dolby digital (AC3) capable Receiver in Settings/System/Audio output). Pavtube Video Converter – It is highly ranked as the best video converter of all times – are high recommend for you. It features an easy to navigate interface and performs files conversion with fast speed enables you to complete change any video/container to Kodi (XBMC) compatible format with least quality loss in just a few clicks at your fingertips. Then you can easily opening, playing, uploading without any hassle. No worry about any audio/video sync problems.

Step by Step to Transcode DTS/AC3 for Kodi Playback

Step 1: Import DTS/AC3 audio codec.

Launch the application on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from Folder” to import source DTS/AC3 audio codec files to the program.

Import DTS/AC3 audio format

Step 2: Choose proper format for Kodi.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, select to output Kodi best playable video formats by following “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”.

Output Kodi playable file format

Step 3: Customize to output Kodi playable audio codec.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile” settings window, in “Audio” section, click “Codec” drop-down list, select Kodi playable AAC codec to output.

Output Kodi playable audio codec

Step 4: Start the conversion.

Go back to the main UI and click “Convert”button to start Kodi supported H.264 file with AAC audio codec conversion process.

Then you can transfer the converted files to Kodi without any audio/video sync problem.

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Play 4K Video on Kodi http://i-freepedia.com/play-4k-video-on-kodi/ http://i-freepedia.com/play-4k-video-on-kodi/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:40:41 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2500 4K video, which offers 4 times pixels as 1080p resolution video to help you to shot video with remarkable quality and more details. Wish to watch 4K content movies or videos on Kodi? The following article will show you how to make that achieved with Kodi add-ons for 4K video.

Install 4K Media Addon for Kodi

Step 1. Make sure you have the Pipccan repo installed, you can follow our guide here on how to install. Once ready select system.

Step 2: Now select Add-ons.

Step 3. Choose Get Add-ons.

Step 4. Now choose My Kodi Repo (Pipccan).

Step 5. Select Video Add-ons.

Step 6: Choose 4k Media.

Step 7: Hit Install.

Step 8. Head over to your video add-on section where you can now start enjoying some 4k awesomeness.

Original source:
http://kodicommunity.com/how-to-install-the-4k-media-addon-for-kodi/

Enjoy unsupported 4K video on Kodi

Sometimes, you may find that you fail to play certain 4K video on Kodi even with Kodi-add ons. The main reason is that you can only play Kodi supported 4K file formats on it with Kodi 4K media add-on. Following are Kodi supported file formats:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV

If you fail to play the 4K video on Kodi, you can easily fix the format or codec incompatible issue with our best 4K Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter.  Which can assists you to batch convert a lot of unsupported 4K video to Kodi playable 4K file formats such as 4K AVI, 4K WMV, 4K MP4, 4K MKV or 4K codec like H.264 or H.265 codec. Besides converting 4K video, you can also compress 4K to 1080p for smooth playback on Kodi or other devices.

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H.265 Not Playing on Kodi http://i-freepedia.com/h265-not-playing-on-kodi/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:07:30 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2498 Although the new compression codec H.265 has many great advantages such as encoding video with the same amount of space with improved quality or encoding video that occupy half the space with no noticeable change in quality over its predecessor – H.264, however, the software support for H.264 is very limited. For Kodi users, you may wonder is it possible to natively play H.265 video on Kodi?

H.265 support condition for Kodi

From Kodi wiki page, we get the following information:

Kodi v14 (changelog) introduced software decoding support for HEVC. Kodi v15 (changelog) introduced limited hardware decoding support for some devices, such as a few Android-based video decoders, for Linux on Amlogic SoCs and for Windows via DXVA. Kodi v16 (changelog) further improved hardware decoding on Android and Windows and introduced it via VAPI and VDPAU API on linux. Most HTPCs do not have hardware decoding support for HEVC, so they will need a fairly powerful desktop class CPU in order to playback HEVC videos.

From above information, we can see that to play H.265/HEVC video on Kodi directly, make sure to upgrade your Kodi to version 14. When you try to stream video from Kodi to devices, make sure that the Kodi has improved hardware decoding on that devices. If not, make sure that your computer have a powerful CPU for H.265 decoding.

Best solution to play H.265 on Kodi

For those people who are looking for an effective solution to play H.265 files on Kodi, then you can try to transcode H.265 to H.264, a more compatible file which is widely accepted by Kodi and also Kodi available devices and applications. Here, you can get the job easily completed with our powerful yet simple to use H.265 Decoder software – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for both 4K/HD H.265 files wrapped in either MP4 or MKV container file format. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can batch import multiple H.265 files into the application for conversion at one time. With the application, you can easily produce Kodi or Kodi available devices most compatible H.264 MP4 file format with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed.

Tips: The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, so that you can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as your computer runs on Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

Related article: Play MKV on Kodi 17 | Play AVCHD on Apple TV 4 via Kodi 

For Mac users, you can switch to download the Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Transcode H.265 to H.264 for Kodi Playing

Step 1: Load H.265 files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program.

Load H.265 files into the application

Step 2: Output Kodi or Kodi device compatible H.264 file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Kodi or Kodi devices supported file formats

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Start the final format transcoding process.

Now hit on the “Convert” button on software main interface to start the H.265 to H.264 conversion. When it finished, just open the output folder to find the generated video.

Then you will have no problem to play the converted files on Kodi or Kodi compatible devices.

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Play H.265 on Plex http://i-freepedia.com/play-h265-on-plex/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:39:56 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2496 As a new compression codec, H.265 or HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality, or the same amount of space with improved quality. For Plex users, you may wonder the state of HEVC/H.265 on Plex. The following article will discuss this issue with detailed information.

Play H.265 with Plex Media Server

Plex can play nearly any media file you throw at it and will convert it on-the-fly if required. To decide whether you can direct play, stream or transcode H.265 with Plex, it mainly depends on the codec, resolution, bitrate, frame rate, encoding level, network bandwidth, etc used by H.265 is completely compatible with the Plex client that you try to watch the H.265/HEVC files on.

If the H.265 file is 100% compatible including compatible file container, bit rate, codecs and resolution with your device Plex client, you can then direct play H.265 files with device Plex client. If the H.265 is wrapped in an incompatible file container, the H.265 file can then be direct streamed to device Plex client. If the H.265 are not the compression codec supported by your device Plex client, you will then need to perform a transcoding process.

Transcode H.265 for Plex Direct Playback

Sometimes, when you try to stream and play H.265 files on devices with Plex client that not support H.265 codec, Plex Media Server will try to transcode the files for you. However, if your computer is not powerful enough, it will bring a lot of taxing on your computer CPU and will finally slow down your computer performance.

When in that condition, we highly recommend you to use a third-party H.265 conversion app to perform the H.265 codec transcoding. Here, we highly recommend you our best H.265 Decoder software – Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has full importing support for both 4K and 1080p H.265 files wrapped with either MP4 or MKV container file format. You can easily transcode H.265 to devices Plex client compatible container format, codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc with fast conversion speed and splendid file quality.

Related article: Play MP4 on Plex | Plex Supported File Formats | Play MKV on Plex

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Transcode Unsupported H.265 for Devices Plex Client

Step 1: Load H.265 files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source H.265 video files into the program.

Load H.265 files

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, select your device Plex client compatible file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Select devices Plex client supported digital format

Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to make them adapt with devices Plex client.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from H.265 to device Plex client compatible file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to add converted files to Plex for streaming to your devices Plex client.

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Play AC3 on MX Player http://i-freepedia.com/play-ac3-on-mx-player/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:27 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2488 MX Player remove AC3 audio support

Bad news: Due to some licensing issues, the official MX player has removed some of its codecs like AC3, DTS, MLP, etc. When you play your favorite videos, you get an error Audio format (AC3) is not supported. It means the only video will be played not the Audio.

MX Player officially gets AC-3 Audio Support

Recent good news from xdadevelopers: MX Player is very happy to announce that we are now adding “AC-3″audio support in our latest version of the app (i.e. MX Player v1.8.17 & MX Player Pro v1.8.16) in most of the regions. If you have video files with “AC-3” audio, you can now play it without using any third-party / unofficial custom codecs…! There are no extra efforts required on your end. Just relaunch the app again with working internet. Once, MX Player configuration is updated on your device, it will automatically start working again…!

Download MX Player APK on Android devices for AC3 playback

MX Player is by far the best media player for Android, and no other app is going to replace it anytime soon. You can install MX Player APK on Android smartphone or tablets with the steps below:

First of all, you have to find an APK package online for installation. That’s simple, you can either directly download the APK file from http://mxplayerdownloades.com, or you can do a Google search for “MX Player APK download. Just Open any from the search page, and click on download button; it is easy. The download will start, after finishing the download, open the downloads folder where the file is downloaded.

If you have downloaded through PC, transfer the application by Bluetooth or USB cable. Now go to the folder where the file is transferred. If you have downloaded the file on mobile, then click on it. Now if you don’t have unknown sources permission, enable it by going to settings>security>unknown sources. After that, you will be able to install the package.

Install the package; wait for installation, and then a shortcut will be created on home screen for the app, now you can open it and browse your videos. I would recommend you to install the latest version of MX Player by package installation process because you won’t be able to update it if you’re having a problem with Google Play. If you’re having any problem, then you can simply go to Google Play and install, by going to installation page in the Google play app. I hope you will enjoy this incredible player. However, you can also check the list of other awesome media players for android.

Play other unsupported audio codec with MX Player

Encounter problem when playing other audio codec with MX Player, no need to worry, you can easily fix this audio codec incompatible issue by downloading our best Audio Converter – Pavtube Video Converter (get Mac version). Which has full support various different audio format and codec such as MP3, WMA, AAC, AC3, DTS, PCM, LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc in any different video and codec. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple video or audio files into the application for conversion at one time. You can easily produce MX Player native playable AAC, MP3, AC3, etc audio codec with perfect quality and fast conversion speed.

Related article: Play H.265 on MX Player | Play 4K XAVC S with MX Player

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Play 4K Video on MX Player http://i-freepedia.com/play-4k-video-on-mx-player/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:51:00 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2485 When talking about playing 4K video on Android, we will often refer to MX Player, which can play 4K video on Android phone and tablet with super high quality. However, it is well known that 4K display usually require a lot of power, therefore, don’t expect to play 4K video on a very cheap/old Android devices using MX Player. In addition, 4K video is usually very large in file size, it will take up all the space of your Android. The last important point, although MX Player can play some 4K video such as 4K H.265, 4K H.264, however, you may still fail to play other unsupported 4K video such as 4K MXF, 4K Prores, 4K XAVC S, etc with MX Player. Therefore, if your Android phone or tablet is not new or powerful enough or you don’t want the 4K video to eat up all your Android storage space and you wish to get any 4K video played on MX Player, then we highly recommend you to transcode/compress 4K to MX Player compatible 1080p video.

Transcode/Compress 4K for MX Player

To get unsupported 4K video on MX Player, then it is essential for you to perform a format or codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best 4K Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for all 4K video wrapped with different container file formats including 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/TS/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S and compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. You can easily output unsupported 4K video to MX Player most favorable 4K H.264 or 4K H.265 with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.

Tips: The program supports hard-ware acceleration encoding, you can get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology or up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic card that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

If your Android phone or tablet is not new or powerful enough, you can then choose to compress 4K to 1080p in the program’s “Profile Settings” window to get a smooth playback experience on both Android phones or tablets.
For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress 4K Video for MX Player

Step 1: Load 4K video into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program.

Load 4K video into the application

Step 2: Output MX Player supported file formats.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select MX Player supported 4K file formats such as “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” or “H.265 MP4 Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output MX Player supported 4K formats

Tips: If your Android device is old or not powerful enough, it would be ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p by outputting MX Player supported HD file formats “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output MX Player supported HD file formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, choose “1980*1020” or “1080*720” to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Enable GPU Encoding Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding 4K to H.264/H.265 codec.

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H.265 VS H.264- Difference Between HEVC and H.264 http://i-freepedia.com/h265-vs-h264/ Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:01:17 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2490 Have no idea what’s the difference between H.264 and H.265 as a lot of posts saying that this two compression codec look the same, the only difference is that the H.265 file size is much smaller. The following part will offer you a detailed comparison of H.265 and H.264. You will have a clear idea of what’s HEVC and H.264 and also the obvious difference between H.265 and H.264.

Definition of H.264 and H.265

What’s H.265?

H.265/HEVC or High Efficiency Video Codec, which is first appeared in 2013 as a true successor to H.264. For this reason, HEVC is also known as H.265, or MPEG-H Part 2.

What’s H.264?

H.264 is a popular standard for high definition digital video, and for good reason. A codec based on the H.264 standard compresses a digital video file so that it only uses half the space of MPEG-2 (the DVD standard), to deliver the same quality video. This means you can enjoy stunning HD video the way it was meant to be seen without sacrificing speed or performance.

HEVC VS H.264: Difference between H.265 and H.264

HEVC’s main advantage over H.264 is that it offers roughly double the compression ratio for the same quality. This means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality, or the same amount of space with improved quality.

H.265/HECV

H.264/AVC

Names

MPEG-H, HEVC, Part 2

MPEG 4 Part 10, AVC

Approved date

2013

2003

Progression

Successor to H.264/AVC

Successor to MPEG-2 Part

Key improvement

* 40-50% bit rate reduction compared with H.264 at the same visual quality
* It is likely to implement Ultra HD, 2K, 4K for Broadcast and Online (OTT)

* 40-50% bit rate reduction compared with MPEG-2 Part
* Available to deliver HD sources for Broadcast and Online

Support up to 8K

Yes

No. Support up to 4K.

Support up to 300 fps

Yes

No. support up to 59.94 fps only.

Since H.265/HEVC has some many great benefits when compared with H.264. In addition, it is also the trend of future compression codec as more and more video are delivered with 4K resolution video. Therefore, for those people who wish to compress HD video without damaging the file quality to save more space, it would be a good option for you to convert video to H.265, in addition, you can also get better visual quality when encoding SD video to H.265/HEVC codec. Not knowing how to convert video to H.265, all you need is a powerful H.265 encoder software.

Best tool to encode video to H.265

After a lot of online testing and comparison, we finally settle on Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. As an one stop solution to encode and decode H.265, you can not only use the program to encode 4K/HD H.265 MKV/MP4 from Blu-ray/DVD/digital video but also decode H.265 to common video such as H.264, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPG, MOV, WebM, 3GP, etc.

The main merits of this program is that it supports hard-ware encoding acceleration. You can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic card that supports Nvidia NVENC technology. If you wish to decode H.265 to H.264, you can also get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to convert video to H.265 on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Tips: Hard-ware encoding acceleration is not available for the Mac version.

Step by Step to Convert/Encode Blu-ray/DVD/Video to H.265

Step 1: Import video or load Blu-ray/DVD disc into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” to import digital file formats into the program, for load Blu-ray or DVD disc, insert your DVD disc into your computer’s optical drive and your Blu-ray disc into an external Blu-ray drive, click “File” > “Load from Disc” to load Blu-ray/DVD disc into the program.

Load video or Blu--ray/DVD disc into the application

Step 2: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 3: Output video to H.265 format.

Output H.265 MP4 format

Click “Format” drop-down bar, scroll down to select “Common Video” > “H.265 Video(*.MP4)” as the output file format.

Output H.265 MP4 format

Output H.265 MKV format

For outputting H.265 MKV format, select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mp4)” to output, then hit “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under Video settings panel, click “Codec” drop-down selection, choose “H.265” as your final output file codec.

Output H.265 MKV format

Step 4: Begin video to H.265/HEVC codec encoding process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC encoding process.

When the conversion is completed, you will get a perfect quality H.265/HEVC file with smaller file size for smoothly viewing and streaming on different devices.

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Play H.265 on Android Smartphone or Tablets http://i-freepedia.com/play-h265-on-android/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:12:16 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2482 HEVC or High Efficiency Video Codec, a true successor to H.264 which offers roughly double the compression ratio for the same quality. It also means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality, or the same amount of space with improved quality. Have downloaded some high quality 4K UHD or 1080p/720p H.265 files from the Internet on your Android smartphone or tablets. When you try to play the H.265 video with the built-in video player app on your Android device, you just receive an error message which says the types of video files can’t be played or the format is not supported. No need to worry, the following article will show you 2 workable ways to get H.265 played on Android smartphones or tablets smoothly.

Solution 1: Play H.265 on Android with MX Player
Solution 2: Transcode H.265 to H.264 for Android Playback

Solution 1: Play H.265 on Android with MX Player

Go to download and install MX Player on your Android device from Google Play Store and go to Gallery to search for the H.265 files that you have just downloaded on your Android device. Tap on the H.265 video, your Android system will ask you which video player you would like to use to play this type of video file. Tap on MX Player’s icon and then tap on Always button present at the bottom. If you don’t want the player to always play x265 coded videos, then you should tap Just Once button. The video should start playing instantly on your mobile device without any problem.

Important notes/features about MX Players:
– The playback of a particular video depends on your device’s hardware also. Don’t expect to play x265 coded videos on a very cheap/old Android device using MX Player!
– The player supports hardware acceleration. This means that the player can make full use of your device’s hardware (along with software) to perform various playback related functions using HW+ decoder. You can always select your decoder using the HW/SW decoder icon present at top right corner of the screen within the player.
– The player fully supports multi-core decoding. This means that the player will make full use of your device’s multi-core processor for decoding purpose. This feature can be considered very useful for those who have bought a quad-core mobile device just for Messaging, WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube!
– The player also allows you to zoom in (upto 300%) and out across the screen of your device.
– The player also supports subtitles with format of .idx, .sub, .srt etc. You can also set the speed and synchronization of the subtitles.
– You can also set your own aspect ratio within the player. The supported aspect ratios are: 1:1, 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, 21:9 (2.33:1), 64:27 (2.37:1), 2.21:1, 2.35:1, 2.39:1, 5:4 and custom.
– If you’d like then you can also set sleep timer within the player.

Reference resources:
https://techably.com/x265-android/12863/

Solution 2: Transcode H.265 to H.264 for Android playback

Although MX Player can assist you to view H.265 video on Android with no problems, however, for those people who own an old Android phone or tablet, it may be still a little hard for you to get H.265 files played on those devices. In addition, playing video on Android devices using third-party video player app will be more battery consuming than its default media player app. Therefore, for those people who wish to get H.265 files played on any Android devices with its built-in media player app, we highly recommend you to transcode H.265 to H.264, which can ensure a smooth playback experience on virtually any Android smartphone and tablets.

Here, you can get the job easily done with our simple to use but powerful H.265 decoder software – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect input support for both 4K/HD H.265/HEVC files wrapped with either MP4 or MKV container file format. With the program, you can efficiently transcode H.265 to H.264 in various different file types including H.264 Baseline Profile Video, H.264 Main Profile Video, H.264 High Profile Video and H.264 HD Video. Here, we highly suggest you to choose H.264 HD Video with either 1080p or 720p resolution for smooth playback experience.

The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time. In addition, it supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run you computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert H.265 to H.264 for Android playback on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. (Hard-ware encoding acceleration is not available for the Mac version.)

Step by Step to Transcode H.265 to H.264 for Android Devices Playing

Step 1: Load H.265 files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source H.265 files into the program.

Load H.265 files into the application

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Android device most favorable “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Android devices supported H.264 HD formats

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding H.264 to H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Start H.265 to H.254 transcoding process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from H.265 to Android device best compatible H.264 codec.

When the conversion is completed, you can then smooth play converted files on Android smartphone or tablets smoothly with its built-in media player apps.

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Convert WVM to MP4 http://i-freepedia.com/convert-wvm-to-mp4/ http://i-freepedia.com/convert-wvm-to-mp4/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:13:06 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2480 What is WVM file?

A WVM file is a video file used by Google Play Movies & TV, an Android app used to watch purchased or rented movies and TV shows. It contains video downloaded from Google Play that is saved in a proprietary format similar to MPEG-4. WVM files are encrypted with Widevine, a DRM platform for protecting copyrighted content.

Why need to convert WVM file to MP4?

Due to the DRM encryption used on the WVM file, you are limited to play the file only in Google Play Movies & TV but fail to play it on your computer, smartphone or tablets with media player software such as VLC, Windows Media Player, etc. The good news is that you can convert .WVM to the popular file format such as MP4, which has wide compatibility with various desktop and mobile video player software.

Best tool to convert WVM to MP4

When you are searching online, you may find that there are may programs can do the job for you, even some free apps are included such as Handbrake or some online conversion tools. However, a lot of online converting tools may have maximum file size uploading limitation, in addition, you will have to wait for a long time for the files to be uploaded or downloaded. As for Handbrake, one the of the bigger limitation of this application is that it only allows you to produce a MP4 or MKV file encoded with the codec of H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, MPEG-2. You will fail to produce other of your favorite digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, WebM, etc with this free yet powerful video transcoder.

If you are looking for a more powerful and flexible application to get the job done, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has perfect importing support for WVM movies or TV shows downloaded from Google Play. In addition, it supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple WVM files at one time for conversion to save your precious time. With the program, you can efficiently transcode WVM files to MP4 file with various compression codec such as MPEG-4 MP4, H.264 MP4, H.265 MP4 and file resolution such as HD MPEG-4, H.264 HD MP4, H.265 HD MP4, 4K H.265 MP4, 4K H.264 High Profile MP4. Besides that, you can also use the program to produce 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph MP4 format for viewing on 3D TV/VR Headsets/3D Projector/3D Video Player.

Besides MP4, the program also facilitates you to convert WVM files to other popular digital file formats or hot devices and applications preset profile formats for better playing, editing, sharing and backing up WVM files anywhere at any time.

The program is available on Widows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac  version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Convert WVM Files to MP4 with Pavtube Video Converter

Step 1: Load WVM files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source WVM video files into the program.

Load WVM files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired MP4 file format according to your own needs.

Output H.264 HD MP4

Output H.264 HD MP4

Output H.265 HD MP4

Output H.265 HD MP4

Output H.264 High Profile video

Output H.264 High Profile video

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from WVM to MP4 format conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to play, edit, share the output MP4 files anywhere at any time as you like.

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Transfer and Play MP4 in iPhone 8/8 Plus http://i-freepedia.com/play-mp4-on-iphone-8-plus/ http://i-freepedia.com/play-mp4-on-iphone-8-plus/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:09:06 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2478 Have some MP4 files on your computer local hard drive and wish to transfer and view them on the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus when you are walking on the road. The good news is that the built-in video player app on iPhone 8/8 Plus now has enhanced ability to play more media file types. But do you have the chance to get any MP4 files played on iPhone 8/8 Plus?

iPhone 8/8 Plus supported file formats

To know whether you can play any MP4 files on iPhone 8/8 Plus, you should first be clear of what file formats can be viewed on iPhone 8/8 Plus. From Apple’s official page, we can see that you can play the following file formats on iPhone 8/8 Plus.
Video formats: HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
Audio formats: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

From above lists, we can see that you can only view MP4 files encoded with H.264, H.265 or MPEG-2 on iPhone 8/8 Plus. If the MP4 files are encoded with other compression codec such as MPEG-1, WMV/VC-1, MVC, etc, you will fail to open the MP4 files on iPhone 8/8 Plus.

Convert unsupported MP4 for iPhone 8/8 Plus

To play unsupported MP4 files on iPhone 8/8 Plus, you will need to perform a format conversion. Here, you can download our best MP4 to iPhone 8/8 Plus Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD MP4 files encoded with various different compression codec such as H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, MVC, etc. You can easily transcode unsupported MP4 files to iPhone 8/8 Plus playable H.264, H.265 or MPEG-2 format with best quality and super fast encoding speed.

For outputting iPhone 8/8 Plus playable audio codec, click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in audio section, click “Codec” from its drop-down list, select any of iPhone 8/8 Plus supported audio file formats listed above.

Tips: The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology or up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run you computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. Hard-ware encoding acceleration is not available for the Mac version.

Step by Step to Convert Unsupported MP4 to iPhone 8/8 Plus

Step 1: Load unsupported MP4 into the application.

Click “Add Video” bar to import PowerPoint unsupported MP4 video into the program. You can batch load multiple video with different file formats into the program.

Load unsupported MP4 video

Step 2: Define output file format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, select one of iPhone 8/8 Plus playable file formats according to your own needs.

Output iPhone 8 supported H.264 video

Output iPhone 8 supported H.264 video

Output iPhone 8 supported H.265 video

Output iPhone 8 supported H.265 video

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding MP4 to H.264/H.265 codec.

Enable GPU encode acceleration

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from unsupported MP4 to iPhone 8/8 Plus.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

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