How to Play H.265 Files on Sony 4K TV via USB Drive?

How to Play H.265(HEVC) video on my Sony 4K TV?

“Hi, I’ve a Sony 4K TV. Most of my videos plays smooth on tv. But h265 encoded videos are not playing. Nowadays all movies/tvSerials/bluerayDiscs are streaming in h265 codec format but its not playing in my Sony 4K TV. It is important for me to work h265 videos in my Sony 4K TV , When i try to watch h265 encoded video then it gives me error “invalid file”. How to watch H265 encoded videos?? so give me solution.”

Convert H.265 to Sony 4K TV USB playback formats

As the newest compression codec, H.265/HEVC has not been accepted by many 4K TVs. It is possible that in the future Sony will update the firmware of all its 4K TVs with the capability to handle H.265/HEVC codec. But at this moment, the only and best solution for us to watch H.265 on Sony 4K TV is transcoding H.265 to Sony 4K TV playable file formats via USB connection as below:

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To finish the conversion, we highly recommend you to download Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac(support Mac El Capitan), the main reason is that it allows you to directly transcode H.265 to Sony 4K TV preset file formats with all the suitable profile settings. In addition, you can try the program fully with just a waterstamp to see whether it can do what you wanted. 


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Bonus video editing function

To get better effect when playing H.265 on Samsung 4K TV, you can adjust the output aspect ratio of the H.265 video to make it adapt with your Sony 4K TV, trim video length or adjust output video file resolution to reduce video file size for saving physical space on your Sony 4K TV.

How to Convert and Play H.265 Files on Sony 4K TV via External USB Drive?

Step 1: Input H.265 files to the program.
Run the program on your computer click “File” to load H.265(HEVC) files to the program.

Step 2: Choose Sony 4K TV optimized profile format.
Click the “Format” bar,  scroll down the main category menu to select “TVS” > “Sony TV (*.MP4)” as the optimized file format for directly playing on Samsung TV.

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio.
Open “Video Editor” window, click “Crop” tab, click “Advanced Mode” in the right panel, then select “Keep Ratio” option in the left panel, then from “Display aspect ratio” drop-down list, you can either keep the original aspect ratio by choosing “Original” or keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists.

Step 4: Trim video file size.
In “Video Editor” window, click “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.

Step 5: Begin the conversion.
Hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start the conversion from H.265 to Sony 4K TV best preset profile formats.

When the conversion is done, transferring the converted files to an external USB drive, then plug the USB drive into the USB port on your Sony 4K TV, then you will have no issues to watch H.265 files on Sony 4K TV.

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