H.265/HEVC codec, as a new codec technology and new video compression standard compared to H.264, has the higher quality and smaller size which can be the most import point loved by all video lovers. While as the specialty of this new codec, H.265 has not been available for iTunes yet so we still need some tools to ask for help.
Just few camcorders can shoot the H.265/HEVC recordings, Samsung NX1 is the typical one as you know. If you have recorded some H.265 videos from NX1, add H.265 videos to iTunes for syncing and playback on Apple devices for killing time on the move is a wise choice. However, no mater by dragging and dropping or by selecting Add File to Library... from iTunes menu, iTunes won't import H.265 videos since iTunes have no ability of playing HEVC/H.265 format and iTunes has it’s own best supported video formats as we all know.
To solve H.265 and iTunes incompatible problem, an ideal tool- Pavtube Video Converter for Mac can help you out. With the recent upgraded version 188.8.131.52, it can encode/decode H.265/HEVC videos so nicely. If you are running on Windows, you can refer to the equivalent version Pavtube Video Converter.
Detailed steps on how to freely import H.265/HEVC videos to iTunes 12/11 on Mac Yosemtie:
Step 1: Download, install and launch the smart Mac Video Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to import H.265/HEVC videos to the program. You can also directly drag the files to the main interface.
Step 2: To import H.265/HEVC videos to iTunes 12/11 on Mac Yosemite, you’d better hit the “Format” button to choose “HD Video>>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize 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. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Now everything has been settled, and don’t forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.
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