Convert H.265 to Apple TV 3 for smooth playback

Published on by Chris King

Wanna an easy way to transcode H.265 video to Apple TV 3 for smooth playback? Read this article below and you will how to.


Convert H.265 to Apple TV 3 for smooth playback

Just as those Apple guys say, Apple TV 3 is the combination of on-demand media and easy access to your own extensive media library. It's amazing, huh? But what if you have some unaccepted H.265 videos? Don't let it be your playback hurdle. The article would show you how to convert H.265 to Apple TV 3 on Mac step by step. Just follow the simple guide you can play H.265 on Apple TV 3 with the best quality.

H.265(HEVC) as a new video codec is not yet supported by Apple TV. To get H.265 files onto Apple TV 3, you need to encode/re-encode H.265 to Apple TV 3 friendly video first. A suggestion here is to use Brorsoft Video Converter Mac to convert all H.265 files to ATV 3.

Overall, this software is a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter. It can help you convert H.265 to iTunes supported MP4/MOV/M4V files for syncing to Apple TV 3 as well as iPad, iPhone on Mac OS X(including Yosemite/Mavericks) with the best quality. It's easy to use, and performs professionally. What's more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. For converting H.265/HEVC to Apple TV 3 on Windows, please get the Windows version- Video Converter. Download the program now and learn how to change H.265 movie to Apple TV 3.

How to convert H.265 video to Apple TV 3 friendly video

1. Add H.265 files to the converter

Install and launch the H.265 to Apple TV 3 Converter on your Mac, and then click "Add" button to browse to H.265 footage or directly drag the H.265 video to the program.

2. Choose Apple TV 3 format

Click “Format” bar and turn to the Apple TV category. The program has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, and Apple TV 3rd Generation, to export a Apple TV 3 1080p video with ac3 5.1 pass-through for AV receiver decoding, “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is recommended.

Note: By choosing this format, you will get two sound tracks in the result M4V video, one is stereo, and the other is AC3 encoded Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. When your Apple TV is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work. When ATV is connected to your HDTV only, the stereo track will work.

3. Advanced Settings

If you’re not satisfied with the result videos, you can click “Settings” to adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

4. Start conversion

After everything is OK, simply click the big “Convert” button to start converting H.265 videos for Apple TV 3. Once the conversion finished, you can easily transfer the converted H.265 files to Apple TV 3 for playing anytime you want.

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