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High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, which can helps to compress a video into a file that is about half the size (or half the bit rate) of H.264/AVC now can be direct played on all iOS 11 devices running iOS 11 and all Macs on High Sierra. However, currently, there aren’t any information about if iTunes is able to play H.265/HEVC format? People who have tried to direct play H.265 in iTunes reflects that I have only audio but no video in iTunes.

Although Apple has announced the arrival of more 4K content to iTunes when it introduced the new Apple TV 4K last week. However, those who purchase the new set-top box will be limited in how they can enjoy 4K titles. According to an Apple support document, 4K content from iTunes can only be streamed, not downloaded directly to a device.

“You can download a local copy of an HD movie, and you might be able to download HDR and Dolby Vision versions, but you can’t download a 4K version,” the support document states.

From above information, we can also conclude that currently local playback of 4K content especially for 4K H.265 content with iTunes is almost impossible. The only solution here for you is to compress and transcode 4K H.265 to iTunes workable HD file formats such as MP4, MOV, M4V, etc.

Related article: Add Music to iTunes | Add ISO to iTunes | Add MKV AVI Xvid FLV to iTunes

Transcode and downscale 4K H.265 for iTunes playback

To perform the transcoding process, you will need a powerful H.265 Decoder software. The program here we highly recommend to you is called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, it has full importing support for both HD/4K H.265 codec wrapped with MP4, MOV or MKV container file format. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 video into the application at one time to save your precious time.

The program not only assist you to convert H.265 to iTunes playable MP4, MOV or M4V format, but also facilitates you to compress 4K to 1080p since iTunes currently not importing 4K video adding.

If you wish to sync converted video to iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, you can also use the program to directly produce those iOS devices playback formats and then tweak to export those devices best favorable playback settings in the “Profile Settings” window.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K H.265 for iTunes Playing

Step 1: Load 4K H.265 files.

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 4K H.265 files into the program.

Load source 4K H.265 files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of iTunes playable HD file formats such as “MPEG-4 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output iTunes supported HD file formats

Tips: If you wish to sync converted files to iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, you can also choose to direct produce specific iOS devices supported file formats and then adjust other playback settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to get the best playback settings for those iOS devices.

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

If the H.265 video you try to view on iTunes is with 4K resolution, it would be much ideal for you to downscale 4K to 1080p from the “Size(pix)” drop-down list in the “Profile Settings” window.

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin 4K H.265 to iTunes playable HD MP4/MOV/M4V format conversion and compressing process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. You will have no problem to add and play converted files in iTunes or sync converted files to iPhone/iPad/Apple TV.

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Play H.264 on DVD Player from USB Drive http://i-freepedia.com/play-h264-on-dvd-player-from-usb/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:39:31 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2548 When you are searching on the forum, you may find that there are many DVD player owns looking for a DVD player that can handle H.264 files playback from USB drive:

“My DVD player recently broke down and I just wondered if someone could recommend a replacement? Apart from DVD’s I’d like a player that will also playback H264 files from either recordable DVD+/-R or a USB stick with FAT/NTFS file system? Preferably a well know make and not too expensive? Thanks a lot for your advice.”

“Nowadays, more people are using MP4/MKV/H.264 formats. Are there any current DVD or Blu-Ray players that will automatically play these files from a flash drive?”

Are there any DVD Player that can handle H.264 files?

To answer this question, we should be clear of what type of files can be played on DVD Player.

Category

Formats

Common DVD Player formats

MPEG-2 (Also called H.222 or H.262)

More DVD Player formats

MPEG-1 (Video CDs, or VCDs)
DivX
DVD+R or DVD-R
MOV, WMV, WMA, JPEG, etc.

Latest DVD formats

MPEG-4 (Also called H.264 or Blu-ray)

The most standard DVD formats is MPEG-2 format, which is also called H.222 or H.262. Beyond the basic DVD formats, there are many formats that DVD players can support such as video CDs, or VCDs with MPEG-1 compression, some newer players may recognize Divx format files as long as they have AVI encoded in them. Higher end DVD players will be able to handle MOV, WMV, WMA and MPEG-4 video discs. While H.264 standard is commonly known as Blu-ray, you can play this type of file format on Blu-ray player but normal DVD Players cannot handle this type of format.

Related article: Play MP4 on DVD Player | Play MKV on Standard DVD Player | Play Movies from USB on DVD Player

Transcode H.264 for DVD Player viewing

To play H.264 on DVD Player, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. Here, you can download Pavtube Video Converter. The program can assist you to fast transcode H.264 to DVD Player readable MPEG-2, MPEG-1, Divx, MOV, WMV, etc listed above. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple H.264 video into the application for conversion at one time. To get better output file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

For Mac users, please switch to download the Mac version – 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.

Step by Step to Transcode H.264 for DVD Player Viewing

Step 1: Load H.264 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.264 files into the program.

Import source H.264 files

Step 2: Choose a DVD Player Supported file formats.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of DVD Player supported file formats such as “Divx AVI  – Audio Video Interleaved(Divx)(*.avi)” as output format. If you require for high quality, “DivX HD(*.avi)” would be a great choice.

Output DVD Player supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

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 as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all above settings, you can start the H.264 to DVD Player supported format conversion by hitting right-bottom “Convert” button. You can view the duration and remaining time of the conversion process, and choose whether to shut down computer and open output folder when conversion completed.

Once the process completes, download and transfer the converted H.264 videos to a USB flash drive or an external hard drive for viewing on DVD Player.

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Play H.265 on Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player http://i-freepedia.com/play-h265-on-sony-4k-blu-ray-player/ http://i-freepedia.com/play-h265-on-sony-4k-blu-ray-player/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:05:56 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2544 Sony’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player – UBP-X800’s playing power goes far beyond the 4K UHD Blu-ray discs. You can not only watch, listen and stream most high-definition video and audio contents from a host of popular streaming services, but also direct watch your own favorite movies or videos on Sony 4K UHD Blu-ray player via USB or home network since this Blu-ray player supports all the most popular video file types. Nowadays, more 4K video use the H.265 to stream high quality video with small file size, how about playing H.265/HEVC on Sony UHD Blu-ray player via USB?

Media playback capability of Sony 4K Blu-ray player

From the specification page of Sony UBP-X800, we can see that this powerful 4K Ultra Blu-ray player can handle the following video formats:
AVCHD Disc Format, Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi), MPEG-1 Video/PS (.mpg, .MPEG, .mkv).VOB, .VRO, MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS (.mpg, .MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv).VOB, .VRO, MPEG-4/AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv), MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv), WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv), Xvid (.avi, .mkv)

From above lists, we can see that H.265 is not included in Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player playable format lists. If you insist on getting H.265 played on Sony UBP-X800 from USB, you will definitely need to perform a codec transcoding process.

Related article: Play MKV on Samsung Blu-ray Player | Play AVI on Blu-ray Player | Watch Movies on Blu-ray Player via USB 

Transcode H.265 for Sony Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray Play

Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our best H.265 Decoder software – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for both HD/4K H.265 video wrapped with both MP4 or MKV container formats. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time.

This application is quite simple to use, just load the H.265 files into the application, set one of Sony 4K UHD Blu-ray player playable file formats such as H.264 MP4 listed above, then hit right-bottom convert button. To get the best output video and audio quality, just click “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” window to flexibly adjust output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to assist you to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode H.265 for Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Watching

Step 1: Load H.265 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 H.265 video files into the program.

Load H.265 video files

Step 2: Output Samsung 4K Blu-ray player supported formats.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Samsung 4K Blu-ray player readable 4K file formats such as “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Samsung 4K Blu-ray player supported 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 for Samsung 4K Blu-ray player.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 3: Begin H.265 to Samsung 4K Blu-ray player conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the encoding process from H.265 to Samsung 4K Ultra HD Playable 4K H.264 MP4 file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then add converted files to a USB flash drive or an external hard drive, insert the drive into the USB port of your Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, then you will have no problem to play the converted H.265 files on Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with no issue.

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Best H.265 Encoding Settings with StaxRip http://i-freepedia.com/best-h265-encoding-settings-with-staxrip/ http://i-freepedia.com/best-h265-encoding-settings-with-staxrip/#respond Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:10:21 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2541 StaxRip is a video encoding app for Windows with a unrivaled feature set and usability. It offers rapid x265 video encoding by using Nvidia GPU hard-ware encoding acceleration. The prerequisite is that you happen to have a Nvidia Graphic card from the GeForce 900 series or later, you can then utilize your GPU’s dedicated HEVC encoding block to transcode video into HEVC significantly faster than those using CPU power.

What is Nvidia GPU?

NVIDIA GPUs – beginning with the Kepler generation – contain a hardware-based encoder (referred to as NVENC) which provides fully-accelerated hardware-based video encoding and is independent of graphics performance. With complete encoding (which is computationally complex) offloaded to NVENC, the graphics engine and the CPU are free for other operations.

Related article: Best H.265 HEVC Encoder/Decoder Review | Encode H.264 MP4 to H.265 MP4 | Handbrake H.265 HEVC Encoding

Best settings to encode H.265 with StaxRip by using Nvidia GPU

Have no idea how to better encode H.265 with StaxRip and wish to find a detailed step by step guide, the following part will show you the best settings when encode H.265 with StaxRip with good quality and smaller file size.

Step 1: Download the latest version of StaxRip 1.4.0.0 64-bit.

Step 2: Drag the source file into the program.

Launch the program on your computer, drag your source file into the “Source” box of the program, click Automatic in the pop-up window, and then click okay. The program will then briefly demux the file to prepare for encoding. After successfull loading the file, define a target folder on your computer for saving the encoded H.265 file.

Drag source file into the program

Step 3: Change output video encoder.

Navigate to the x264 text, from its drop-down list options, choose “NVIDIA H.265” option.

Change output video encoder

Step 4: Change H.265 encode mode.

Click the “Encoder Options” under the Nvidia H.265 header, change the mode to CQP and leave other values at their defaults.

Change H.265 encode mode

Optional: You can alternatively select VBR if you don’t want to output the CQP mode. When you streaming 1080p file, a CQP mode with at least 2500 kbps is a better choice. If you wish to experience with bitrates rather than quality selections, VBR is the mode for you.

Select VBR mode

Step 5: Adjust audio settings for H.265.

After choosing CQP mode, or optionally VBR, go back to the main interface of StaxRip. From there, click on the “Edit” text next to the audio box, the default setting will be”AAC VBR 2.0 ~115 Kbps”. From its drop-down option, choose AC3 as a codec with 6 channels and a quality of 256 kbps. Also, uncheck the normalize box. Again, you can play around with these settings to adjust the audio delivered with your video.

Choose audio settings

Adjust audio settings

Step 6: Start H.265 best settings encoding StaxRip.

After all setting is completed, click next to begin the H.265 encoding process. The encoding will complete itself and notify you in the log screen that appears.

Best tool to encode H.265 with StaxRip alternative

For some beginners, the intimidating interface and complicated settings of StaxRip may be a great challenge for you. Looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to fast encode H.265 with Nvidia GPU encoding acceleration? The good news is that here comes Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which is very use to use with a friendly and easy to navigate interface, no matter experienced users or fresh can handle it very well. The program allows you to encode various different media types including commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc, digital video with virtually any file formats to 4K/HD H.265 codec with the container file format of MP4, MKV with up to 30x faster encoding speed. Make sure to run your Windows computer on a Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic card that supports Nvidia NVENC encoding for H.265 codec.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available for Windows 10/8.1/8/7, in addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new Windows OS.

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How to Fast Encode H.265 with Nvidia GPU Acceleration by Using Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate?

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 loading 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

Step 2: Output H.265 MP4 or MKV 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

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.

Outputting H.265 MKV format

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 video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.

Encode GPU encode acceleration

Step 4: Begin the H.265/HECV 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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Fast Encode H.265/HEVC with Nvidia GPU Acceleration http://i-freepedia.com/fast-encode-h265-with-nvidia-gpu-acceleration/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:26:24 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2538 Although there are many tools allow you to encode H.265 video, however, you may be disappointed to find that a lot of applications encodes H.265 video so slowly just as the condition listed below:

“I encoded some H.265 video on my Mac using Handbrake. It was painfully slow.”

“I am using the default settings of Adobe Premiere Pro to export a 30 sec 4K H.265 file to take forever, and the computer slows down a lot since all 8 cores see active during the export.”

“Handbrake is telling me, it will take 25 hours to encode a 2hours and 20 minutes Blu ray movie to H.265.”

Why it is very time consuming to encode H.265 video?

The High Efficiency Video Codec, HEVC or H.265 encode a video file that only occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality. However, Higher efficiency usually comes with a cost: complexity. H.265 is far more difficult to encode as a result of its complexity, and can require up to 10 times the compute power to encode at the same speed as H.264. You’ll likely find that your videos take many times longer than before, and real-time encoding is virtually unheard of with home PCs. It also means that the high demand on CPU power slows down H.265 encoding speed.

Fast encode H.265 with Nvidia GPU hareware acceleration

The good news is that if you happen to have a Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Nvidia Graphic card, you can take good advantage of your computer GPU’s dedicated HEVC encoding block to transcode video into HEVC significantly faster than those programs that encode H.265 video with computer CPU power.

To encode H.265 with Nvidia GPU hardware acceleration, you will need to download a program that supports Nvidia NVENC technology. Here comes the powerful yet simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, with the program, you can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

Related article: Best H.265/HEVC Encoder/Decoder | Encode H.264 MP4 to H.265 MP4 | Best x265 Settings with Staxrip

The program has full importing support for media types including commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc, digital video with virtually any file formats, you can easily encode both HD/4K H.265 video with either the container format of MP4 or MKV with perfect quality. It has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10/8.1/8/7, in addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new Windows OS.

Besides fast encoding H.265 video, the program also assists you to fast encode H.264 video by using the technology of Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

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Step by Step to Fast Encode H.265 with Nvidia GPU Encoding Acceleration

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 loading 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

Step 3: Output H.265 MP4 or MKV 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

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.

Outputting H.265 MKV format

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 video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.

Encode GPU encode acceleration

Step 4: Begin the H.265/HECV 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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Stream H.265 to Apple TV 4K via Plex http://i-freepedia.com/stream-h265-to-apple-tv-4k-via-plex/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:19:40 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2532 Plex on Apple TV now supports 4K video, FLAC & HEVC

The Plex company has released two updates for its tvOS app following the launch of Apple TV 4K. The first update (version 1.18) features support for 4K video playback on Apple TV 4K and also the support for “direct playback of FLAC music” on tvOS 11. The second update adds support for “direct play support for HEVC video codec” on tvOS 11 (both Apple TVs). That is possible because Apple has enabled native support for the formats with the release of tvOS 11.

Plex try to transcode H.265 for Apple TV 4K

This great update enables you to you direct play H.265 files with the Plex app on Apple TV 4K smoothly without transcoding. However, there are still some people reflects that the CPU load on the server while playing. It also means that the Plex Media Server is doing a transcoding process.

Plex transcode H.265 for Apple TV 4K

Plex transcode H.265 for Apple TV 4K

Although the Plex app on Apple TV 4K can directly handle H.265 files, however, it is well known that unless the H.265 file is 100% compatible including compatible file container, bit rate, codecs and resolution with the Apple TV 4K device, the Plex app will direct play it. If not, the Plex Media Server will either direct stream a file with incompatible file container or transcode a file with incompatible codec, resolution or bit rate.

Tips: Direct streaming a file uses very little processing power without any loss in video quality while transcoding a media file can be very CPU intensive especially for transcoding 4K H.265 files with Plex.

From Apple TV 4K’s official page, we find that it has included native playback support for HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 profile) up to 2160p and we can also confirmed that the H.265 must be wrapped in an MP4 or MOV container, if you try to stream a HD or 4K H.265 file with MKV container file format to Apple TV 4K, the Plex Media Server will try to direct stream the file. Or if the H.265 MKV file is encoded with a resolution that’s exceed 2160p, the Plex Media Server will try to perform the codec transcoding process. If your computer’s CPU is not powerful enough to keep up with transcoding your media, you will notice pausing or buffering as the app waits for the server to catch up.

Related article: Stream H.265 4K to Apple TV | Stream Music to Apple TV | Set Apple TV to Pass Through Dolby Digital

Best way to smooth stream incompatible H.265 to Apple TV 4K via Plex

If your computer CPU is not powerful enough, but you also wish to get a smooth streaming experience, then it is much ideal for you to carry out the codec transcoding process with a third-party video conversion app. Here, we highly recommend our best H.265 Decoder software – Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has perfect importing support for both HD/4K H.265 files wrapped with either MP4 or MKV container file format, in addition, it is also capable of loading H.265 files with both the resolution of 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160.

As for the output file format, if you own a 4K TV, it would be much ideal for you to transcode the HD or 4K H.265 to Apple TV 4K plex app direct playback 4K H.265 MP4 file formats with a file resolution of 3840 x 2160. If you are still using an old HD TV, then just choose to convert HD and 4K H.265 to Apple TV 4K plex app direct playback HD H.265 MP4 file formats with the file resolution of 1980 x2160.

Tips: You can upgrade H.265 1080p to 4K for 4K TV viewing or downscale H.265 4K to 1080p for HD TV viewing by changing the output file resolution in the “Profile Settings” window offered by the program.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the same conversion process on for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode Unsupported H.265 for Apple TV 4K Direct Playing via Plex

Step 1: Load unsupported H.265 files.

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 unsupported H.265 files into the program.

Load unsupported H.265 files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, for 4K TV owners, just choose Apple TV 4K plex app supported 4K H.265 MP4 format by following “H.265 Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output 4K H.265 MP4 format

For HD TV owners, just choose Apple TV 4K plex app supported HD H.265 MP4 by following “H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output HD H.265 MP4 format

Step 3: Downscale 4K to 1080p or compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, to compress 4K to 1080p, set the output file resolution as “1980*1020” from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, to upscale 1080p to 4K, set the output file resolution as “3840*2160”.

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 H.265 video to Apple TV 4K Plex app direct playback H.265 MP4 format.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Add converted files to Plex for directly view on Apple TV 4K with Plex app with no buffering issue.

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Cut or Join H.265 Video without Re-encoding http://i-freepedia.com/cut-join-h265-video-without-encoding/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:58:38 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2528 Have some online downloaded files or camera recorded files encoding with the H.265/HEVC codec and wish to trim the video to cut some unwanted clips from the beginning or end to save more space or join all the separate video clips into one file.

Best tool to cut or join H.265 video

Although there are many free video joiner software such as Windows Movie Maker, VLC, Freemaker, iMovie, etc on the market can do the video joiner or cutter work for you. However, you may be disappointed to find that a lot of them including Windows Movie Maker, Freemake, lacks the ability to handle H.265 video, in addition, there are only available on the Windows OS, while iMovie is only workable on the Mac platform. Others like VLC is too complicated to process the video joining or cutting process. The good news is that here comes Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which has perfect importing support for both HD/4K HEVC/H.265 files wrapped with either MKV or MP4 container file format. With this simple to use H.265 Video Joiner/Cutter software, you can do the following work with ease.

1. Trim or cut H.265 video

Want to trim out a funny part from the H.265 video or cut the shaky or useless parts of H.265 camera footage to empty more space for your hard drive. With the built-in trimming function offered by the application, you can easily achieve that by either dragging the pointers on the process bar or set the exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.

2. Join H.265 files into one file

Wish to join all the separate H.265 files into a large complete file for better sharing? With our application, you can easily make that by rearrange all the separate video clips into the right order, then check the “Merge into one file” option, then you can get a complete single file. While other application such as Windows Movie Maker only allows you to join contiguous video clips into one file while Avidemux only join 2 parts of the video.

3. Join or cut H.265/HEVC video without re-encoding

Unwilling to suffer any quality loss when combining or trimming H.265 file, the good news is that the program allows you to directly output original H.265 files including H.265 MKV file, H.265 MP4 file, H.265 HD MP4 file or H.265 HD MKV file in the output format options according to your own selections.

4. Transcode H.265 to H.264 or other formats

Since the H.265 codec has poor compatibility with most popular media player software, portable devices or editing software, therefore, it would be a good idea for you to use application to convert the H.265 or H.264 or other popular digital file formats, device preset profile formats or video editing software preset profile formats.

Related article: Best H.265/HEVC Encoder/Decoder 

5. Other beneficial video editing options

Apart from cutting or joining the H.265 video, the program also offer other beneficial video editing options for you to get the exact video that you want. You can flip or rotate video orientation, crop the video to remove the black edges or unwanted size area, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, apply special rendering effect, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length or insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video.

6. Perfect OS compatibility

For your great convenience, this application is available on both Windows and Mac platform (get Mac version). What’s more, it is also has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra. So free feel to download and install our application even if you have upgraded to the new Windows or Mac OS.

Step by Step to Cut or Join H.265 Video with the Best H.265 Video Cutter or Joiner

Step 1. Load H.265 video files

Launch and start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to import source files to the program. You can also directly drag and drop the files to the app.

Adjust video order: Click the “Move up” or “Move down” arrow under the video file displaying window to adjust your source video file order according to your own needs.

Load H.265 video

Step 2: Merge several videos into one.

On the main interface, check merge into one file option to combine all your video clips into one single file.

Step 3: Trim or cut H.265 video files.

Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim video files

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

Press the right-bottom “Convert” button, a window will pop out with the H.265 video cutting and joining process.

When the conversion is completed, you can find your converted files by clicking “Open output folder” with a complete H.265 video clips.

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Play 4K Video on Xbox One S http://i-freepedia.com/play-4k-video-on-xbox-one-s/ http://i-freepedia.com/play-4k-video-on-xbox-one-s/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:06:48 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2524 Although the Xbox One S isn’t a significant upgrade over the Xbox One, but it does provide some cool benefits. One of the standout feature for Xbox One S is that it now support 4K video playback from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, it’s also a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. But sometimes, you may also wish to play online downloaded or 4K device recorded 4K video on Xbox One S. Is that possible with the Xbox Media Player app?

Xbox One S not play 4K content from USB drive

A Microsoft representative confirmed to Polygon that the Xbox One S cannot play 4K video files or 4K HDR videos from USB media, whether in the new H.265 standard (aka HEVC) or the older, more common H.264 format (aka AVC). The console does support the H.265/HEVC standard, but only for streaming video and UHD Blu-rays.

Stream 4K to Xbox One S via Plex Media Server

The good news is that although you can’t play 4K content on Xbox One S directly from USB, but you can stream local 4K content to Xbox One S via Plex Media Server as long as the 4K video meets the following criteria:
– Resolution: 4096×2160 or smaller
– Video encoding: H.265 (HEVC; both 8-bit and 10-bit ) and MPEG4
– The content is being direct played
– No subtitles are enabled

If you have 4K content with a different encoding (such as H.264), it cannot be played at 4K and will be transcoded to a maximum of 1080p. However, it is well known that transcoding 4K content can be a CPU-intensive process, if your computer’s CPU is not powerful enough to keep up with transcoding your media, you will notice pausing or buffering as the Xbox One X Plex app waits for the server to catch up.

Related article: Play 4K H.265 on Xbox One S | Stream Video to TV via Xbox One | Play MP4 on Xbox One S

Transcode 4K for Xbox One X Plex streaming smoothly

To get a smooth 4K video streaming experience on Xbox One S via Plex, then it would be much ideal for you to transcode unsupported 4K video to Xbox One S plex app direct playback 4K H.265 files. Here, you can get the job easily completed by downloading our best 4K Video ConverterPavtube Video Converter.
With the program, you can batch import multiple 4K video wrapped with different container file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, MXF, TS, XAVC, XAVC S, etc and compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. The application is pretty simple to use, you can easily produce Xbox One S direct playback 4K H.265 codec with super-fast encoding speed thanks to its hard-ware encoding acceleration function. You can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

For Mac users, please go to 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.

Step by Step to Transcode Unsupported 4K Video for Xbox One S Streaming via Plex

Step 1: Load unsupported 4K video.

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 unsupported 4K video files into the program.

Load unsupported 4K video into the program

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Xbox One S plex app playable 4K H.265 file formats “H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Xbox One S plex app direct playback 4K video

Tips: 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 as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

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

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Start the final 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 4K video to Xbox One S Plex app direct playback H.265 video.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then add converted files to Plex Media Server for streaming to Xbox One S smoothly.

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Top 3 Tools to Encode H.265 http://i-freepedia.com/top-3-tools-to-encode-h265/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:11:25 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2522 H.265 (also known as HEVC) can offer 50 -75% more compression efficiency compared to H.264 video, while retaining the same visual 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. Sounds pretty good, right? Now that we’ve been clear of the great benefits of HEVC-encoded files, it’s time to create them. There are a whole collection of tools and utilities that can encode HEVC, but in this article we’re going to focus on those that are easiest to use and provide the best quality options.

Best 5 Tools to encode H.265

Handbrake

For those people who are looking for a free yet relatively simple to use tool to encode H.265 with splendid quality and also offers the advanced options to optimize the output profile to the specific one that you want, Handbrake is absolutely your best choice. The new 1.0.0 version adds Intel QuickSync Video for H.265/HEVC encoder and also the x265 encoder quality improvements especial using tune grain.

For the detailed guide, please read this article: Handbrake H.265/HEVC encoding

265 UHDcode

UHDcode is a very handy HEVC encoder that you can use to render video frames in real time quickly and reliably. This comes in Windows DirectShow packaging but can handle all HEVC material, including 4K video. It’s a great little download and you may want to consider using it even if you decide to ultimately go with another encoder, as long as the two are compatible.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

It takes too long to encode H.265 with Handbrake. Or the 265 UHDcode is too complicated to operate. No need to worry, here comes Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the program is very easy to use with a friendly GUI. The biggest merits of this program lies in that it supports hard-ware encoding acceleration for H.265 codec. If you happen to own a Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards, you can then utilize your GPU’s dedicated HEVC encoding block to encode videos into HEVC with this program significantly faster than Handbrake. The H.265/HEVC encoding performance can be significantly improved by using Nvidia’s HEVC encoder (NVENC), but this method will come at a cost of quality. Simply put, you’re not going to get as good a quality at the same bitrates using Nvidia’s encoder compared to using Handbrake.

Different from Handbrake that only works with common digital video and home-made DVD disc, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can comprehensively handle not only 4K/2K/HD/SD digital video with virtually any file formats but also commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc with complicated copy protection and region code.

Beneficial features and functions to produce best output video quality
– Flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc
– Set subtitles during Blu-ray to H.265 codec encoding process to select desired subtitles from internal Blu-ray movies, enable Blu-ray forced subtitles or insert external subtitles to Blu-ray movies
– Edit Blu-ray movies by trimming or cutting video length, crop video black edges, add transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace interlaced video.

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Stream H.265 to PS4 Pro via Plex Media Server http://i-freepedia.com/stream-h265-to-ps4-pro-via-plex/ Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:18:16 +0000 http://i-freepedia.com/?p=2520 Sony update PS4 Pro to play 4K video from USB or media server

Four and a half months after the debut of the PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony updates the PS4’s built-in Media PLayer app to allow owners of a PS4 Pro and 4K television to play 4K-resolution MP4 files – not MKV or other formats – in the app saved on a USB stick or streamed from a home sever.

Will PS4 Pro play 4K H.265 video?

Update PS4 Media Player’s version 3.0 update, testers try to play two different versions of the same 4K video: one encoded in H.264/AVC and one encoded in H.265/HEVC. Only the former video played in the app, indicating that Media Player does not support the H.265 compression standard. From this information we can see that you can only play 4K video wrapped in MP4 container file format and compressed with H.264 compression codec with the built-in PS4 media player app.

For those people who try to play local 4K H.265 video on PS4 Pro via the Plex app, the Plex Media Server will try to perform a codec transcoding process for you due to the incompatible codec and container file format. However, the transcoding with the server requires a decently powerful CPU, while the transcoding of 4K H.265/HEVC requires significantly more CPU power. If the CPU the Plex Media Server using is not powerful enough, you will receive a very poor performance when playing 4K H.265 video on PS4 Pro via Plex.

Related article: Play Audio on PS4 Pro | Play MKV on PS4 Pro | Play 4K Video on PS4 Pro

Best way to transcode 4K H.265 for PS4 Pro playing via Plex

To get a smooth video streaming experience, it would be much ideal for you to perform the transcoding process with a third-party conversion app. Here, we highly recommend our best 4K H.265 Deocoder software – Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has full importing for 4K H.265 video wrapped with both MP4 and MKV container file format. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can import multiple 4K H.265 video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time.

Another important reason why we choose this program to decode H.265 to H.264 is that the program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration function. 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.

To get better output file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like in the program’s “Profile Settings” window.

For Mac users, please go to 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, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode 4K H.265 for PS4 Pro Plex Smooth Streaming

Step 1: Load 4K H.265 files into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from folder” button to import 4K H.265 video files into the program.

Load 4K H.265 files

Step 2: Output PS4 Pro supported 4K file formats.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, choose PS4 Pro supported 4K MP4 video from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” to output.

Output PS4 Pro supported 4K file formats

Tips: Open “Profile Settings” window, here all the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc are adjustable to facilitate you to make a balance between the video quality and the file size.

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.265 to H.264 codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from 4K H.265 video to PS4 Pro supported 4K file H.264 formats conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” to pop out the folder with converted files, then add converted files to Plex Media Server for smoothly streaming to PS4 Pro.

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