How to play HEVC video on Samsung TV?

Run into troubles playing HEVC videos on a Samsung TV? If so, you may wish to read this post. It walks you through how to get Samsung TV playing HEVC/H.265 files smoothly.
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Issues playing HEVC/x254 videos on my Samsung Smart TV
“Hey guys, I’m really enjoying my Samsung Smart TV and the great quality of playing movies/videos I throw at it. However, I’m having issues when playing HEVC/x254 videos on it. I get an error that the file is not supported. Please help if somebody knows how to go through this! Thanks for any help.”

Samsung has some limitations on which containers/codecs it supports. To be able to play HEVC files on your TV, please make sure your model supports HEVC (H.265). Otherwise, you will need to transcode the H265 files into a container your Samsung TV can play, such as H.264 MP4. Check a step-by-step guide on how to convert HEVC/H.265 files for playing on a Samsung TV.

How to transcode HEVC files for Samsung TV?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try.
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Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional HEVC Video to Samsung TV Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source media.
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Step 2: Select output format for Samsung TV
From ‘Profile’ list, navigate to ‘TVS’ catalogue, and choose ‘Samsung TV Video’ (*.mp4)’ as target format.
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Note that the default resolution for this profile is 1080p. If you need to change the resolution to 4k, 720p or something else, you can click “Settings” button to custom video resolution on ‘Profile Settings’ window below.
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Step 3: Start transcoding HEVC videos for Samsung TVs
Click ‘Convert’ to start. When the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ icon to get the generated files for playing on your Samsung TV flawlessly.

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