With the growing popularity of H.265/HEVC video, more and more people want to experience a sense of breathtaking from ultra high definition picture. Apple Supports H.265, but So Far Only in FaceTime on an iPhone 6. Can the Apple TV 3 hold or play H.265/HEVC video? The answer is, disappointedly, that it should, but not truly can. You can convert/decode H.265/HEVC videos for playing on Apple TV 3 without obvious quality downgrade.
Why H.265/HEVC video Cannot Be Played on Apple TV 3?
HEVC can support 8K UHD and resolutions up to 8192×4320
Apple TV 3 screen resolution: 1080P
It means that a H.265/HEVC video cannot be directed on Apple TV 3. But optimistically at present, H.265/HEVC video can be played on ATV 3 once being compressed and converted to Apple TV supported video formats, in 1080p.
The software useful for you: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The new released version is a big-league H.265/HEVC video converter program capable of converting H.265 videos in 4K/5K/8K, 1080p videos, MKV, M2TS/MTS/TS/AVCHD, MOV, WMV and any other videos to Apple TV 3, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows devices, Chromecast or game consoles accepted formats for free rewviewing at any time. It is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. (Read the review)
How to play, view H.265/HEVC video in Apple TV 3
STEP 1. Load H.265/HEVC video
Launch the H.265 to ATV 3 Converter(Mac version is here, it will be soon support H.265 codec encode & decode). Drag & drop H.265/HEVC files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the “Add Video” button to locate the H.265/HEVC video you want to add.
STEP 2. Select output format
Click format you choose M4V as target format. This video app offers the ATV 3 Movie Format for you. You can choose “Apple TV -> Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)” as the output format.
STEP 3. Tweak video, audio settings
Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.
STEP 4. Start H.265/HEVC video to ATV 3 conversion
Hit the “Convert” button to let this smart converter start encoding H.265/HEVC video to ATV 3 .m4v. When the conversion is done, you can stream and play the converted video in Apple TV 3 without hassle.
To have a smooth H.265/HEVC video playback on Apple TV 3, this professional H.265/HEVC Video Converter is the best choice. It can also encode H.265 video for editing and create H.265/HEVC video for watching.