How to Stream HEVC(H.265) 4K Videos to Apple TV 3/2/1?

Enjoy on Apple TV—HEVC(H.265) provides a higher definition

As soon as the HEVC(H.265) codec came out, for our loyal video lovers, it is indeed a big piece of news, right? It claims that this new codec can provide us the highest video definition so far. In this way, we are all willing to enjoy the H.265 videos on media devices especially on Apple TV with its’ supported formats in 1080p. Why not have a try?

HEVC(H.265)—What differs from H.264?

H.265 reduces file size by roughly 39-44% at the same quality compared to H.264. This means a relief on bandwith restraints that plague viewers of HD streaming video. One of the most fascinating aspects of H.265 is the improved efficiency in encoding pixel data. Instead of encoding a grid, it groups larger tile like pixels, increasing parallel processing and decode sections individually, simplifying resynchronization. This works because the codec is able to lump similar pixels into a single data chunk, removing the linear processes of scanning each individual pixel.

Available measures to make HEVC(H.265) smoothly playback on Apple TV:

As we all know at present, we Apple Supports H.265, but So Far Only in FaceTime on an iPhone 6. Can the Apple TV 3 hold or play H.265/HEVC video? The answer is, disappointedly, that it should, but not truly can. Thus, here we need a way to convert the HEVC(H.265) codec to others suitable for Apple TV. Fortunately we have the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows.(Mac version well be soon released) The new released version is a big-league H.265/HEVC video converter program capable of converting H.265 videos in 4K/5K/8K, 1080p videos, MKV, M2TS/MTS/TS/AVCHD, MOV, WMV and any other videos to Apple TV 3, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows devices, etc. What’s more we can adjust the output videos and audios parameters in our own style.

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Step 1. Launch the H.265 to ATV 3 Converter. Drag & drop H.265/HEVC files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the “Add Video” button to locate the H.265/HEVC video you want to add.

Step 2. Click format you choose M4V as target format. This video app offers the ATV 3 Movie Format for you. You can choose “Apple TV -> Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)” as the output format.

Step 3. Functional items for all advanced users. Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

At the end of the conversion work, hit the “Convert” button to let this smart converter start encoding H.265/HEVC video to ATV 3 .m4v. When the conversion is done, you can stream video to Apple TV 3 without hassle.

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