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How to Play H.265 HEVC Videos on Mac (Mavericks Included)

H.265, also called HEVC, is a brand new video encoding standard which far outweighs its predecessor H.264 by its super high compression rate and nearly lossless video quality. As the H.265 codec taking off, many users are intensely curious to enjoy the charm of H.265 videos. However, none of the current media players support decoding H.265 HEVC videos, neither does the QuickTime Player. Looking at the compatible formats list of QuickTime, we know that QuickTime is capable of playing videos in MOV, MP4, M4V and some other common video formats, but it currently doesn't provide any solution for playing H.265 videos.

As QuickTime doesn't support H.265, how can you play H.265 on Mac? For Windows users, they may use some third-party players such as the Elecard HEVC Player alpha to play the H.265 videos, but for Mac users, there's even not any third-party apps can handle it. It's meaningless how good the video quality is if it can't be playback anyway. Well, don't worry! In fact, if you want to watch h.265 videos on Mac Mavericks, the simplest and most straightforward way is to convert h.265 to QuickTime-friendly formats such as HD MOV via using Firecoresoft H.265 Video Converter for Mac (H.265 Video Converter for Windows).

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As a completely new encoding standard, H.265 is quite new for most of video converters for Mac. However, if you use Firecoresoft H.265 HEVC Converter, you can not only play H.265 videos on Mac smoothly, but also play it with 100% the original video quality after converted! Now, check out how to convert H.265 video on Mac:


Load H.265 Videos

As a rule, you need to download and install the converter onto the Mac, after entering its interface, drag-n-drop the source H.265 video into the program. Alternatively, you can click the "Add Files" button on the tool bar, select the source file and load it into the app. Click the play button, you can view the content.

add video files


Set Output Format

To convert H.265 video on Mac for QuickTime, please hit "Profile" to open the format list, and then choose "HD Video" - "HD QuickTime Movie(.*mov)" as the output format.

set output format

Tips: To customize the default parameters of output file such as resolution, frame rate, etc, please click the "Settings" button to make it.



Convert h.265 Video on Mac

Before kicking off the conversion, you can use the built-in editor to polish the source file optionally. Simply click the "Crop", "Trim" and "Edit" buttons to get the hand-on editing experience. After finishing, you can click the play button to preview the final result. Lastly, launch the conversion by hitting the big blue "Start" button.

convert h.265 video on Mac

When the conversion is done, transfer the converted file to Mac QuickTime and ready to get the awesome viewing experience. Enjoy it! Do you have any query on how to play h.265 on Mac? Please kindly leave us a message.

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