As many guys reflect, we can only play HEVC video with Chromecast Ultra using Plex. Plex will transcode HEVC/H.265 to H.264, but it consumes a lot of CPU capacities to do so. So, any alternative solution to get Chromecast Ultra to play HEVC .MKV?
Well, if you don’t wanna apply Plex , you can turn to a HEVC decoder to re-encode H.265 to H.264 in advance. As the best HEVC/H.265 decoder and encoder, here Brorsoft Video Converter is strongly recommended. It allows people to convert H.265 to H.264, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, MPG, etc common video files with several mouse clicks. So, it is the best tool to help you decode H.265/HEVC video to H.264/AVC for Chromecast Ultra. With multi-threading technology and adaptive NVIDIA CUDA hard acceleration technology, Brorsoft Video Converter can achieve real-time HEVC decoding and AVC encoding on PCs geared with GUP-enabled graphic cards.
For people who are going to convert H.265 MKV to H.264 for Chromecast Ultra on Mac, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Converting HEVC MKV to H.264/AVC for Chromecast Ultra
1. Run the H.265 converter. Click the “Add” button to locate and import H.265 files to the program. This powerful Video Converter also supports drag and drop function to import original video.
2. Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, choose to output Chromecast supported file format by following “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.
Tip: Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window. AAC is the proper audio codec for Chromecast. Since Chromecast Ultra supports 4K resolution, you can tap 3840 X 2160 in Video Size box.
3. Hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from H.265 MKV to H.264 MP4 for Chromcast Ultra. Once the conversion ends, click Open to locate the H.264 files. Then you can play them with Chromecast Ultra with ease.