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How to Transcode H.265/HEVC to Samsung Smart TV?

How to Transcode H.265/HEVC to Samsung Smart TV?

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High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, or H.265) is the latest video compression standard developed by the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG).  HEVC is able to compress video up to twice as efficiently as AVC, letting you encode a video in a file that is about half the size of AVC at the same quality level. In Samsung latest models, many Samsung Smart TVs support HEVC decoding and nearly all 4K/UHD Samsung TVs support HEVC decoding. That’s to say, many Samsung Smart TVs don’t support H.265/HEVC codec video still.

Searching on Google, you will see many Samsung Smart TV H.265/HEVC video playback issues:

"This is my current setup: Synology DS213+ (DSM 5.2).
PMS v0.9.15.6.
Samsung UE40JU6440 (With built-in Plex client) I seem to be having issues trying to stream an x265 encoded stream using Plex. I get the message that “This server is not powerful enough.”

"Will there ever be a firmware update that recognizes the h.265 HEVC codec? My Samsung TV
Model: UN32EH5300FXZA"

One of the ways to play H.265/HEVC video on Samsung Smart TV is to use Plex. The lates Plex should support x265 codec. If you play H.265 video via Plex on Samsung Smart TV, Plex can transcode H.265 video to your Samsung Smart TV supported codec video. However, if your Samsung Smart TV is old model or doesn’t support H.265 at all, this way often is out of work.

The better way get HEVC X265 video files to playback on Samsung Smart TV is to transcode H.265 to H.264 video in advance then you can play your H.265 video on Samsung TV via Plex or USB. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best H.265 decoder/encoder that can convert H.265 codec to H.264, MPEG-4 codec video for Samsung Smart TV. It can convert H.265 codec video to MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc for Samsung Smart TV. Besides, it also can export Samsung TV preset from any video format. It can convert MKV to Samsung TV, AVI to Samsung TV, etc, even rip Blu-ray and DVD to Samsung Smart TV.

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How to Transcode H.265 Video to Samsung Smart TV?

Step 1. Download this best Smart TV Video Converter and Install and run it, click the right icon “Add video”to load your H.265 video files. You can add multiple files into it at a time to do batch conversion.

Read Also: H.265 to Roku H.265 to LG TV | H.265 to QuickTime H.265 to VLC | H.265 to Android

Step 2. Select best format for Samsung Smart TV. Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Format” to select suitable formats from “TVs” Category. 

Step 3. Check the pencil-like icon to activate the editing function. Here you can trim video for your needed length, crop video to get rid of annoying black edges, join multiple video clips into one, add text/image watermark and add subtitles. For example, if the original movie has no subtitle or the subtitles you need, you can download it from website and then add the subtitles into the output videos for full enjoyment with this software.

Step 4. Convert H.265/HEVC Videos for Smart TV.

Go back to the main UI and just one click the red button “Convert” to realize conversion from your videos to Smart TV. Once conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files.

You can transfer the video to USB stick then stream media on Samsung Smart TV via USB Stick or put converted H.265 video on sharing folder of Plex for viewing on Samsung Smart TV.

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