You may get many different files from Internet, camcorder shooting and etc. Take the newly H.265 as an example: The big trend of 4K put an eager need for higher shooting quality, fast playback , powerful stream function. Got these fantastic videos at hand and want to play them smoothly on Mac without waiting for the buffering time?
Here, you need to convert your files like H.265 to M3U8, the format we mentioned at the very beginning. The advantage is that dragging videos is fast because of no extra datas. You can drag the video to any point you want to enjoy smoothly and immediately. Besides, the original supporting effect is good. So, M3U8 is your best straming format. M3U8 files are stored in a plain-text format.
Yeah, FFMPEG is a refined piece of software, but is there a simpler and easier to use video convertor that is less cumbersome to use as a viable alternative to FFMPEG? The short answer is yes without any remux issue as above? To solve FFmpeg generating m3u8 problems, it is idea for you to find a FFmpeg alternative for creating m3u8 files. If you do not want to waste your time to find a m3u8 creator, you might as well have a try at our software Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, which can perfectly convert FLV,AVI,WMV,M2TS etc to m3u8 format for playing with QuickTime on Mac, you can also build a local HTTP server to stream these files to your iPhone or iPad to enjoy with QuickTime player. Here is the review.
Now, Just free download this M3U8 Video Converter for Mac Yosemite and get the step-by-step guide to finish the Blu-ray to M3U8 Conversion:
How to Encode Videos to M3U8 for Playing on QuickTime on Mac Yosemite
Step 1: Load Any Video files.
Click the “Load files” or “Add Video” button to the top menu bar to import source video files to the program for conversion. This program can also support the batch video clips.
Note: What’s the point you need to attention: The output files should be named without space and file path should be in plain English or pure digital such as “abcde” or “abcd1234”, or you couldn’t play them successfully. After conversion, you can set up a server to enjoy M3U8!
Step 2: Select HTTP Live Streaming m3u8 format.
Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “HLS Streaming (m3u8)”. Choose “ipad m3u8 streaming” or “iphone m3u8 streaming” as best output format. Any media player supporting TS format are all available for playing M3U8 format files.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. Video codec is the default H.264 and audio codec is the default AAC. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.
Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Convert” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.
When the conversion is over, you can stream the converted files to your Portable device or iPhone/iPad with a HTTP Server. Have Fun! You will have issues on playing videos.