Have got some videos from YouTube, Vimeo in H.265 HEVC format, or some H.265 family footages from your newly bought Canon camcorder, and just can't wait to enjoy the superb video quality from them? But wait, you may soon notice that you cannot play H.265 on Mac, because QuickTime can't recognize H.265 files and currently there's no players can. And of course, you cannot transfer H.265 to iTunes, sync to iOS devices for playback either. All these happen because H.265 is a new encoding standard and is not compatible with most devices including Mac and iOS yet. Therefore, if you would like to play H.265 videos on these devices without format limitation, the best way is to convert H.265 to MP4 or other Mac OS X compatible formats for alternative.
It is well acknowledged that, MP4 is one of the most popular and widely used video formats. It is the right file format for Mac/Windows OS, iPhone, iTunes, XBox, etc. Now here I will show you how to convert H.265 to MP4 on Mac Mavericks step by step.
To convert H.265 to MP4 on Mac Mavericks quickly and losslessly, you can use the professional Firecoresoft Video Converter for Mac (Video Converter for Windows). Press the download button above to get the free trial version and follow the steps below, you can convert your HEVC videos to MP4 on Mac.
Install the converter to your Mac and then run the program. In the interface, you will see several options on the tool bar. To load the source H.265 file, please click the "Add Files" button, select the video file from your disk drive and load it into the program. Or, you can use the drag-n-drop method to achieve your goal.
Dozens of popular video & audio formats are included in the program. Besides, there are many optimal presets for popular applications and media devices like mobile phones. To choose the output format, you need to click the "Profile" button and you will get a format list which consists of "format" and "device" trays. In our case, you should browse the "format" tray and choose "HD Video" - "HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(*.mp4)" as the output format.
Would like to perfect the source H.265 video file? The built-in editor makes it rather simple to achieve your goal. It allows you to rotate/trim/crop/apply effects to the video file according to your needs. Besides, you can also insert text/image watermark into the file to make it unique. Finally, you can click the play icon to view the final result.
Finally, give a slight hit on the "Start" button, the program will start the conversion from H.265 to MP4 on Mac. When the conversion is done, you can open the file folder to get the output file.