Hi, anyone successfully playing back HEVC media with an iPad Air 2? If so, with which media player? I’ve tried several and Ultimate Media Player seems to be the best – others either don’t play the video at all or don’t play the audio or have too many frame drops – although I get some frame drops (even with the lowest settings and H/W decoding on). Any other solutions? Thanks!
H.265/HEVC is a new standard which can’t be played on common computer or mobile device, the first and so far only Apple devices supporting FaceTime with H.265 are the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but not the iPad Air 2. There are many guides on tips online to help us playing H.265 videos like using a H.265 player. When H.265 is introduced into the iPad Air 2, it would surely be a selling point for most Apple fans, and we are here to show you how to convert/decode H.265/HEVC videos for iPad Air 2 successfully as below.
At first, to get the work done, you will need a H.265 to iPad Air 2 Converter– Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which is a big-league H.265 converting program capable of encoding/decoding H.265 videos to iPad Air 2 supported format. Conversion speed seems fine and the converted videos look decent on iPad Air 2.
Apart from encoding H.265 to iPad Air 2, it also can aid you to batch convert kinds of 720p, 1080p HD videos in various formats like MPG, FLV, AVI, MTS, WMV, TiVo, MXF, VOB, etc. to iPhone, iPad, Android, TV, PC, Chromecast or game consoles accepted formats.
Full guide about playing H.265 video on iPad Air 2
Step 1: Go to download and install the best H.265 to iPad Air 2 Converter, then launch it. Afterwards, directly drag and drop H.265 files to the program. Or you can tap the “Add Video” button to import files. Batch conversion is available, so you can add several files at one time.
Step 2: Set output video file format for your device. Here you can go to Format and then select “iPad > iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)” respectively for your iPad Air 2.
Step 3: Tap the “Settings” icon and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Hit the big Convert bar to start the H.265 to iPad Air 2 conversion. The conversion time mainly depends on your source video file size.
After getting the converted movies files, you can transfer the converted H.265 files to iPad Air 2 via iTunes. If you don’t know how to put and play video on iPad Air 2, just follow the steps to realize it:
1) Make sure you have install iTunes. If not, you can free download iTunes. And launch it.
2) Connect your iPad Air 2 to Mac/PC.
3) Choose “File – > Add File to Library…”
4) Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPad Air 2 icon.
So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now you can start playing H.265 movies on iPad Air 2 anywhere you want them.