Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Play H.265/HEVC Files on VLC on Mac?

Higher quality smaller size---that's the biggest highlight that brought by the new video codec H.265/HEVC. On the other hand, someone now are confused with the issues of playing H.265/HEVC files on VLC player. It seems that we should have an intensive talking on H.265/HEVC to know how to make H.265/HEVC files smoothly played on VLC player.

Many high-definition video may enthusiasts casting their eyes–H.265/HEVC Videos. H.265 should use much less space and offer compression quality than H.264. The only problem is that H.265 is still not supported well. Most video players apps including Windows Media Player, VLC can’t read and play H.265 codec perfectly. Found in H.265/HEVC to VLC forum, some one asked “It was working fine prior to the last update to VLC, and I haven’t made any other changes to my Mac. But when I open my recorded H.265 files in VLC, Mac says it’s encoded with a codec not recognized by the player, and the VLC Player will play the audio, but not the video. Why?”

Though H.265/HEVC can support 8K UHD with a resolution of 7680*4320 and it would become the best codec in the future. How could we edit and play H.265/HEVC files on VLC on Mac with no difficulties now? Searching online and I got some tech support. Although it is claimed latest version of VLC (2.2.0) should enable both HEV1 and HEV2 formats of HEVC, viewing H.265/HEVC files in VLC is not so easy as we image. As the problems occurred, the latest VLC media player still does not support H.265 video playback perfectly. Some workarounds I’ve found out online and now share with you the solution to play H.265/HEVC files on VLC on Mac flawlessly is adopting Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which is an all-in-one Mac Video Converter to realize playing H.265/HEVC files on VLC without any hassles.


How to play H.265/HEVC files on VLC on Mac?

Step 1: Download and install the program from the website or click the free trial icon. Then, launch the best Mac video converter and load your original H.265/HEVC files in with “Add video” button or “Add from folder” button. Directly drag files in is available.

Step 2: Choose the right output format for VLC. As we mentioned above, we would like to introduce you to select the “HD Video>>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as your best choice. Surely you can choose other suitable ones as you like.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: You can preview to check the final result. Once you are happy with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting H.265/HEVC files to VLC best supported format. It will take you a little while.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can play H.265/HEVC files on VLC on Mac without any problems. Just enjoy! Good news for everyone! All of us can get 40% discount off before May, 1st, 2015. Come on!

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