How to play HEVC x265 video on OnePlus 5?

So you have a OnePlus 5 on hand? Wanna watch HEVC (H.265) video files on its nice display but failed? This post explains what to do if you came upon issues viewing H.265/HEVC videos on OnePlus 5.
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How do you play 1080p HEVC x265 video on OnePlus 5?
“Hi all, I have a bundle of 1080p MKV downloads. There are encoded with the new HEVC x265 codec. I try to play them on my OnePlus 5, but my phone cannot play these files smoothly (stuttering, or no picture at all). What should I do to solve the issue? Thanks for any help.”

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), also knows as H.265 or x265, is a new video compression standard. It was developed with the goal of providing twice the compression efficiency of the previous standard, H.264 / AVC. If OnePlus 5 can not handle 1080p HEVC files well, we would recommend transcoding them to something less demanding of the player, like H264 MP4. Learn how to convert HEVC/H.265 files to H.264 MP4 for viewing on OnePlus 5.

How to transcode HEVC files for OnePlus 5 playback?

Here’s what you need
Video Converter (you can run it as an HEVC to OnePlus 5 converter)
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Do as below:
Step 1: Click “Add File” to load HEVC/H.265 movies into this program.
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Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “HTC HD H.264 (*.mp4)” as output format. This format profile is suitable for HTC devices and Google OnePlus 5.
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Step 3: If necessary, you can click “Settings” to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
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This step is optional, if you are not familiar with adjusting video/audio settings, simply skip this step, and the default settings will ensure a proper playback quality on your Google OnePlus 5.

Step 4: Click “Convert” to start HEVC/H.265 to OnePlus 5 conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated MP4 files that are suitable for playing on your OnePlus 5.

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