As for H.265/HEVC format, I'd like to call it H.265, because it sounds cool, but it's full name is High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). It's the new successor to Advanced Video Coding (AVC), also known as H.264, which is one of the compression schemes used by Blu-ray. The idea of HEVC is to offer the same level of picture quality as AVC, but with better compression, so there's less data to deal with.
With the growing popularity of H.265/HEVC video, more and more people want to experience a sense of breathtaking from ultra high definition picture. Apple Supports H.265, but So Far Only in Face-time on an iPhone 6. Can the Apple TV hold or play H.265/HEVC video? The answer is, disappointing, that it should, but not truly can.
You can convert/decode H.265/HEVC 4K videos for playing on Apple TV 4/3/2/1 without obvious quality downgrade. Here I recommend you a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter--Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. It can help you convert H.265 videos to Apple TV 4/3/2/1 supported MP4/MOV/M4V files on Mac OS X(including Yosemite/Mavericks) with the best quality. It's easy to use, and performs professionally. What's more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/imedia-converter-mac/
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How to stream H.265/HEVC 4K Videos to Apple TV 4/3/2/1 on Mac
Step1. Add H.265 files to the converter
Install and launch the H.265 to Apple TV 3 Converter on your Mac, and then click "Add" button to browse to H.265 footage or directly drag the H.265 video to the program.
Step 2. Choose Apple TV format
Click “Format” bar and turn to the Apple TV category. The program has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, and Apple TV 3rd Generation, to export a Apple TV 3 1080p video with ac3 5.1 pass-through for AV receiver decoding, “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is recommended.
Note: By choosing this format, you will get two sound tracks in the result M4V video, one is stereo, and the other is AC3 encoded Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. When your Apple TV is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work. When ATV is connected to your HDTV only, the stereo track will work.
4. Start conversion
After everything is OK, simply click the big “Convert” button to start converting H.265 videos for Apple TV 4/3/2/1. Once the conversion finished, you can easily transfer the converted H.265 files to Apple TV for playing anytime you want.
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