For movie enthusiasts who have just got the new iPhone 8/8 Plus, one of the great exciting feature or function offered by those new smartphone is that Apple has included H.265/HEVC playback support on them. A lot of Apple fans may wonder is it possible to play all H.265/HEVC video shot with iPhone 8/8 Plus, downloaded from online sites or recorded with cameras. Have more interest, just read on...
Which H.265 source can be played on iPhone 8/8 Plus?
The fact is that you will have no problem to play H.265/HEVC video shot with the built-in camera app of iPhone 8/8 Plus. However, as for H.265/HEVC video comes from other sources such as downloaded from 4K streaming sites or shot with Samsung/DJI camera, you will even fail to transfer them to iPhone 8/8 Plus, not to mention to view them with the built-in video player app on iPhone 8/8 Plus. The main reason is that currently iTunes lacks the ability to sync H.265/HEVC video to iPhone.
Convert H.265 for iPhone 8/8 Plus viewing
Since you can sync H.265 files to iPhone 8/8 Plus via iTunes, therefore, to get H.265 files from other sources played on iPhone 8/8 Plus, the most effective solution is transcoding H.265 to H.264 for syning from iTunes to iPhone 8/8 Plus. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best H.265 Decoder software, Pavtube Video Converter, which can assist you to complete the following jobs:
- 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed under the Nvidia CUDA or AMP APP technology
- Support for both 4K/HD H.265 codec wrapped with either MP4 or MKV container format
- Batch load multiple H.265 video for conversion at one time
- Customize output profile parameters to get better output video and audio quality
- Further edit H.265 video to reduce video length, crop black borders, adding watermark, etc
For Mac users, please go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.
Step by Step to Decode H.265 to H.264 for iPhone 8/8 Plus Viewing
Step 1: Add H265 HEVC Files.
Load HEVC files via "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from Folder" button or just drag and drop H265 files to this top H.265 Converter application.
Step 2: Choose H264 as Output Format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired H.264 file format to output. Here, we highly recommend you to choose the "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.
Step 3: Start to Convert HEVC to H264.
Press "Convert" button and this H265 video converter will begin to HEVC/H265 to H264 on computer. After the HEVC to H264 conversion is over, you can eventually transfer HEVC to iPhone 8/8 Plus/6s/SE/6/5s via iTunes for smooth playback.
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