According to Xbox support, HEVC x265 is not an officially supported codec for Xbox. So there are many guys complaining no natvie HEVC/265 playback available on Xbox One. If you are just facing issues when play H.265/HEVC on Xbox One, read this article. We will give you a solid answer that teach you get Xbox One or Xbox One S to play H.265 video files without hassle.
Actually, The Xbox One (S) is the only console to support H.265 playback, although support for HEVC was added through a software update, presumably utilizing software decoding. But based on users’ feedback, the result is not as good as we expect.
“I found that the 10-bit x265 HEVC files were playing but the lower quality <10bit formats were not.”
In order to watch HEVC movies on Xbox One/Xbox One S perfectly, a good suggestion is to encode H.265 to Xbox One (S) more friendly format like WMV, H.264 MP4. For this purpose, we will present you a full guide on how to convert H.265 to Xbox One for smooth playback with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter.
This video converter has been proven to be an outstanding H.265 to Xbox One converter. With it, you can convert different H.265 videos to Xbox One/Xbox One S compatible H.264 MP4, WMV effortlessly. In addition to H.265 files, this program also allows you to convert all videos in AVI, MKV, MPG, VOB, TiVo, MOV, etc to a decent format as you want. What’s more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, adjust special effect to your source video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (macOS Sierra included), which has the same function as the Windows version.
How to play H.265 4K videos on Xbox One/Xbox One S
Step 1: Add H.265 videos
Launch the Xbox One Video Converter. When the main interface pops up, you can see some buttons also with a preview window on the right. Click “Add video” button to load your H.265 4K videos or directly drag the footage to the program.
Step 2: Choose output format
Go to the format bar to select the “Zune/Xbox 360 Device -> Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv)” as your output format, which fits on Xbox One, Xbox One S perfectly. You can also choose H.264 MP4 from Common Video.
Step 3: Custom Video or Audio Settings for Xbox One
If the default A/V settings cannot fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to custom the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.
Step 4: Convert H.265 4K video for Xbox One
Hit the “Convert” button on the bottom-right corner of this H.265/HEVC to Xbox One Video Converter to start performing video conversion.
Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos and then stream the files to Xbox One for great enjoyment.
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