4K TV has gone from being the future of TV to a firm reality- i.e. Sony's impossibly slim Android TV, LG's OLED or Samsung's SUHD series of TVs. And the amount of 4K content is also on the rise, then can we enable all HEVC/H.265 videos to play on Ultra HD 4K TV? This tutorial explores the solutions for problems like what is the relationship between 4K and H.265 and which is the best 4K TV H.265 video converter to encode a H.265 video to play on Ultra HD 4K TV from Samsung, Sony, LG, Philip, etc..
Best HEVC/H.265 Video Converter for 4K TV
Convert H.265/HEVC (4K 2160p) movie video to H.264 or encode H.264 into H.265 for 4K TV with the fastest HEVC video converter that supports hardware encoding - Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.
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About H.265 and 4K
As the successor to H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), H.265, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding, abbreviated in HEVC, can compress video files to the half size with the same video quality as the original as well as improve the video quality at the same bit rate. While, the well-known 4K resolution can be contained in two formats – MKV/H.265 and MPEG. In increasing number of phones are now able to record 4K video, including the new iPhone SE, meaning you can be making your own 4K movies in no time. And of course there are also plenty of 4K cameras. The average bit rate reduction for H.265 is 64% for 4K UHD, 62% for 1080p, 52% for 480p, 56% for 720p.
If you search 4K content online right now, you'll be able to select 4K as a quality option on each video.
But, as with HEVC/H.265, VP9 needs compatible hardware, i.e. a 4K screen, to watch.
If you don't have a compatible display, the video will be downsampled to the maximum output of your display. Actually, direct play depends on the client being able to interpret the stream.
Can we watch H.265 on 4K TV?
Most 4K TVs cannot decode H.265/HEVC streams, leading to the failure of downloaded 4K/H.265 videos playback on TV. And streaming H.265/4K video to 4K TV from Windows 10 for watching won't be possible as well. That's why you need a best H.265 video converter to encode H.265 into a format like H.264 that is more readily decodable for direct streaming.
Best H.265 Video Converter for 4K TV
Well, there is a productive way to facilitate and advance the H.265/HEVC to H.264 video conversion process, by using a best 4KTV H.265 video converter – Dimo Video Converter Ultimate (also ranked as one of the top 3 fast video converters), which ensures you to complete 4K/H.265 video conversion and transmission at one go.
As a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter, it can help you convert H.265 to H.264 video for easier and smoother playing on 4K TV. At the meantime, it can also help you encode non-H.265 videos (MKV, MP4, DivX, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPG, MTS, FLV, Tivo, VOB...) to H.265 for storage effortlessly. 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.
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As a flexible H.265 media server, it will share local stored H.265 or converted H.264 videos to 4K TV wirelessly as long as the computer and TV are connected in the same network. If you are running on Mac OS, you can get Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Download the program and learn how to change H.265 to H.264 for streaming to 4K TV seamlessly.
Convert, Stream and Play H.265/HEVC files on 4K TV smoothly
Step 1. Load original H.265 files
Click "Add File" button on the main interface to load your H.265/HEVC encoded files to the program. (Drag & Drop function is included.)
Step 2. Select 4K TV friendly format
After source H.265 video(s) successfully loaded, click "Select Format" and choose at Samsung TV, LG TV, Panasonic TV or Sony TV at "TVS" list under "Device" category; Or if your TV model is not included, choose MP4 from "Format > Video" as output format, which can be recognized by all 4K TVs easily.
Step 3. Start encoding H.265 to 4K TV
Finally, hit the "Start" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert H.265 to 4K Ultra HD compatible video file. After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Now transfer the converted H.265/HEVC video files to your Ultra HDTVs via USB, DLNA, WLAN or Dimo Media Server for great enjoyment.
With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Plus, you can click "Edit" button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding watermarks.
Tip: How to Free Download HEVC/H.265 Codec
It's important to know how to search HEVC codec for beginners efficiently. Here lists some reliable HEVC (H.265) codecs for your reference.
1. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft Windows that enables an operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself.
Since the version 10.10, the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack added support for decoding HEVC helping us watch HEVC videos on Windows without trouble.
x265 is a free software library for encoding video into the video compression format High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265). x265 projects aims to provide the best HEVC/H.265 encoder and deliver the most efficient compression, highest encoding speed and visual quality.
DivX is a brand of video codec products developed by DivX, LLC. The DivX codec is notable for its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. Built-in free DivX HEVC Plug-in, this HEVC codec makes users create and watch HEVC videos up to 4K UHD on Windows (10) PC/Mac.
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