If you experience any issues playing HEVC/H.265 files with Popcorn Hour player, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to make HEVC/H.265 movies playable on Popcorn Hour flawlessly.
Popcorn Hour won’t play HEVC/H.265 files?
“Hi guys, has anyone successfully played H.265 movies with Popcorn Hour player? I’ve been a happy owner of a Popcorn Hour A400 for a couple of years. It plays anything I’ve thrown at it perfectly except for H.265 (HEVC) files. Is there any workaround to go through this? Any ideas?”
As far as we know, the Popcorn Hour VTEN has added support for HEVC 4k files. For those who are still using the former Popcorn Hour models, you will need to convert HEVC/H.265 files to a format that is compatible with your player first. This requires a third party HEVC/H.265 video converter. Here’s a guide telling you how to convert HEVC/H.265 files for Popcorn Hour playback.
HD Video Converter
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[Guide] How to convert H.265/HEVC files to Popcorn Hour supported H.264 MP4?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up this professional H.265/HEVC Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select your required file type as output format
This H.265/HEVC decoder for Windows/Mac offers a wide variety of output formats for users to choose from. You can select one as target format depending on Popcorn Hour supported file type. We would recommend choosing the widely accepted H.264 MP4 as target format. To be able to convert HEVC/H.265 files to H.264 MP4 for Popcorn Hour, you can select ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as output format.
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 files to H.264 MP4 Conversion for Popcorn Hour
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to begin format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated H.264 MP4 files for playing with Popcorn Hour smoothly.
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