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Decode H.265 HEVC Files to WD TV for Smooth Playback


As most guys complained, it's not so easy to play H.265(HEVC) files on WD TV as we image. From the list of compatible media file types for WD TV, we can obviously see that H.265 codec is not supported. For this reason, there are a lot of people who have got some H.265 videos in hand wanna convert H.265 to H.264 or other common video codecs for playback on WD TV with ease. In this article, we give you two solutions.

In the first try, let's take a look at Handbrake. It's an open source app for converting video formats. While, the output is limited. The converted output would only be a H.264 file. And it's not so "user-friendly" especially when you need to up- or downscale resolutions.

Then, we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter. This video converter is a professional H.265 HEVC decoder and encoder. It helps you convert H.265 to WD TV friendly format/codec. Besides HEVC videos, DivX, MKV, MTS, MPG, FLV, XAVC, MOV, AVI, TiVo and more videos and codecs are supported. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media devices including Apple TV, Sony TV, Xbox One, PS4 etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter Mac, which has the same function with the Windows version. Here is how to do it.

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Convert H.265/HEVC to WD TV compatible format

Step 1: Once run the H.265 video converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load H.265 source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.


Step 2: Set output video format as H.264 MP4 or MPEG-4 under Format > Common Video.


Step 3: Before start H.265 decoding for WD TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Note: WD TV currently can't support 4K files. If you have some 4K files, downscale the 4K to 1080p. And for Full HD videos, please set the frame rate as 24fps.

Step 4: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert HEVC for playback on WD TV through USB. After the conversion, you can hit "Open" to quick locate the converted video. After that, you can play your H.265 movies on WD TV smoothly.

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