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CaitlinAaron
01-26-2017, 06:40 AM
Possible to Open & Play H.265/HEVC Files on QuickTime?

This article shows you how to convert H.265 to QT Player supported video, so that you can open and play H.265/HEVC video in QuickTime Player easily.

H.265 or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video codec technology. The video quality is supposed to be at least as good as H.264 with the advantage of smaller file sizes. To keep in pace, H.265 player (http://www.mediadimo.com/top-free-h265-hevc-player.html) is necessary to open and play it. However, the problem is that most devices as well as video player app like QuickTime can't quite handle H.265 yet.

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QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework powered by Apple Inc.. It only natively supports a few video codecs such as H.264 and MPEG-4, which H.265 video files aren't encoded with. Even if you can add a H.265 video to QuickTime player, it is still an exercise in frustration. That's the main reason why H.265 has been slow to roll out. How to solve the issue? Since QT Player can work H.264 MOV, WP4 videos well, one possible solution is to convert H.265 to H.264 MOV/MP4 video for playback with QuickTime easily with a professional H.265/HEVC decoder (http://softisky.tumblr.com/post/155474661714/top-h265-tool).

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Tutorial: Convert H.265 for playback in QuickTime on Mac

Step 1. Load H.265 movies

Run this H.265 to QuickTime converter software and then import your H.265 files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting one by one as this video converter supports batch conversion.

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Step 2. Set output format

Click on "Select Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose "Format" > "Video" or "HD Video" > (HD) MP4/MOV for playing H.265 with QuickTime.

Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your QuickTime player.

Step 3. Start converting H.265 videos for QT Player

In the end, you just need to click the "Start" button start the H.265 to QuickTime conversion. When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play the converted H.265 videos in QuickTime with the best quality.

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