Came upon issues playing a 4K HEVC/H.265 file on Xbox One? Trying to figure out a solution to make HEVC/H.265 4K movies playable on Xbox One? Congratulations, you are in the right place. This post presents a workaround to let Xbox One read 4K HEVC/H.265 files.
Xbox One couldn’t recognize my 4K HEVC/H.265 file in MKV format
“Hi guys, I have a couple of movie downloads in MKV format. They are 4K HEVC/H.265 files. I would love to play them through my Xbox One. Unfortunately, Xbox One refused reading them. Does Xbox One have the capability to play HEVC video, or would I have to convert them first? Please suggest a solution. Thanks a lot.”
H.265/HEVC is a pretty new video codec and currently Xbox One can not accept it for playback. One simple solution to enable Xbox One to play H265/HEVC video is to convert it to other video format that Xbox One can certainly support, such as WMV, AVI, or MP4. The guide below may give you a hint.
How to convert 4K HEVC/H.265 files to Xbox One supported file formats?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up this professional H.265/HEVC to Xbox One Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Import’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select your required file type as output format
This converter app offers a wide variety of output formats for users to choose from. You can select one as target format depending on your end use. To be able to convert 4k HEVC/H.265 files to WMV for Xbox One, you can choose ‘Game’ > ‘Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv)’ as output format.
To be able to convert HEVC/H.265 files to H.264 MP4 for Xbox One, you can follow ‘HD Video’ > ‘H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)’.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Start H.265/HEVC 4K files to Xbox One Conversion
When ready, click ‘Start’ to begin format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated files for playing on Xbox One fluently.
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