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How to add H.265 video files to iTunes


Apple supports H.265, but so far only in FaceTime on an iPhone 6. And we note that the unit's video playback specs don't mention H.265, so presumably users can't stream or even play HEVC-encoded video outside of the FaceTime environment. We tried uploading an HEVC stream in the MP4 container to iPhone 6, but it wouldn't load into iTunes. That is to say, iTunes doesn't accept H.265 codec. If you stick with some H.265 files, you should find out an alternative way to import H.265 to iTunes. In this page, we will share a workaround to open and play H.265 in iTunes easily.

To solve H.265 and iTunes incompatible problem, an ideal tool- Brorsoft Video Converter can help you out. It can convert any type videos like DivX, MKV, MPG as well as H.265 to iTunes supported format without losing any video quality. Apart from that, its built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio information/watermark etc. What's more, it also offers the optimal profiles for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and more. Download the program to start the H.265 to iTunes conversion task.

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How to convert H.265 video to iTunes on Windows(8)

Step 1. Add 4K H.265 videos

Install and run the best H.265 to iTunes converter and transfer your H.265 movies or video recordings like from Samsung NX1/NX500 to the program.


Step 2. Select iTunes supported format

Since iTunes supports H.264 MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to add MP4 to iTunes for syncing to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, you can directly select a format from special device column like iPad.


Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters, like audio&video bitrate, video size, channel as you need.

Step 3. Start H.265 to iTunes conversion

Click the "Convert" icon after all settings, and the H.265 Video Converter will start transcoding H.265 to iTunes preferred format immediately.

Step 4. Import H.265 files to iTunes library

After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you can open iTunes 12 and go to File > Add File to Library or directly drag&drop the converted H.265 video to iTunes. In this way, you can transfer H.265 to your iPad, iPhone, iPod easily and enjoy them anywhere you like.

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