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A Way to Convert from HEVC to M3U8 for Easier Playback

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Different cameras and phones record video into many different formats, depending. The newer versions of the iPhone records HEVC codec, running the latest version of iOS. Besides, hottest camcorders like DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Inspire 2 record videos in HEVC. But currently, H.265 is not widely supported by video players. While, M3U8 is a good format for media player.

"My player only accepts M3u8 file format. I got some HEVC files. Can anyone recommend a way to convert from HEVC to m3u8?"

M3U8 file is an ‘extensible playlist’ file format. It is basically a playlist containing UTF-8 encoded text that points at video files. These files are used by a variety of media applications and online radio stations. These files contain a playlist of songs including the names of the songs and the song locations. These files do not contain any actual audio data. M3U8 files are stored in a plain-text format. Files with the .m3u8 extension are a unicode version of the M3U file format. If you don't have any software to convert these file then we can recommend you one of the best software is Brorsoft Video Converter or Video Converter for Mac.

This video converter enables users to convert any video format MOV, MKV, FLV, TS, MP4, WMV, MPG, 3GP, H.265 to M3U8 with original quality kept. Besides, it has built-in optimized profiles for popular devices iPad, iPhone, Galaxy tablets/phones, Surface tablets and more. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. What's more, this H.265 encoder is very easy to use. Any person can handle it without any skills needed.Now just download the program and check out the steps below.

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Steps to Cconvert H.265/HEVC videos to M3U8

Step 1. Load H.265 video clips

After a quick installation, launch the H.265 decoder program and the click Add Video button to load your H.265 files or you can directly drag and drop the files to the program. This software supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

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Step 2. Choose M3U8 format

Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get "HLS Streaming (m3u8)". Choose "ipad m3u8 streaming" or "iphone m3u8 streaming" as best output format.

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Tip: You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.

Step 3. Edit your H.265 source videos (optional)

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the H.265/HEVC videos with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.

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Step 4. Start H.265 to M3u8

The final step, click Convert to start the H.265 to m3u8 conversion. When the conversion completes, you can click Open button button to get the new file for playback anywhere without hassle.

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