Transcode and Play H.265/HEVC 4K Video on PowerDVD 15 Standard

Diana Joan

Nov 25, 2015 08:56 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The PowerDVD 15 is world's No. 1 media player software with support for all media types including video, audio and photographic content. The media file formats supported by PowerDVD 15 Standard are listed as below:
Movies: AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MKV, MOD, AVC, 3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, DVD, MTS, DVD+/-VR, CD
Music: AAC, AC3, FLAC, M4A, MP3,, OGG, WAV, WMA, MID, MKA, MP2

PowerDVD 15 Standard

From above lists, we can see that PowerDVD 15 Standard can handle majority of media files you throw to it. However, if you happen to own some 4K video compressed with H.265/HEVC codec, you will fail to open them on PowerDVD 15 Standard, since PowerDVD 15 Standard lacks the capability to decode H.265/HEVC codec.

To fix this issue, you can either to upgrade your PowerDVD 15 Standard to the higher version PowerDVD 15 Ultra or PowerDVD Live, which with H.265/HEVC codec perfectly. Another alternative solution is to transcode H.265/HEVC to PowerDVD 15 Standard compatible file formats listed above with best H.265/HEVC Converter program -Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which is able to decode H.265 to H.264 or other PowerDVD 15 Standard playable file formats.

Besides that, the program is also armed with the function to encode Blu-ray/DVD and various popular video file formats to H.265/HEVC codec with better quality in small size for storage or transferring and playing on 4K UHD media players or 4K TV.

Mac users can switch to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac(support Mac OS X El Capitan) to solve PowerDVD 15 Standard H.265/HEVC codec playback issues.

How to Trancode and Play H.265/HEVC Codec on PowerDVD 15 Standard?

Step 1: Input H.265/HEVC 4k video files.

Launch the program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add H.265/HEVC source video files to the program.

Load H.265/HEVC 4K video files

Step 2: Define output file format

Clicking the Format bar, choose PowerDVD 14 Standard playable format "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output PowerDVD 15 supported H.264 HD video

Step 3: Start H.265/HEVC to PowerDVD 15 Standard conversion.

Hit the big "Convert"button in right-bottom to carry out H.265 to PowerDVD 15 Standard conversion.

When the conversion is over, you can get the best compatible file format for playing on PowerDVD 15 Standard.

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