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HEVC MKV Unwatchable on Apple TV 4 in Infuse - Solution


Infuse, the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. However, some guys complained that MKV HEVC files are completely unwatchable on Apple TV 4 with Infuse, but any other MKV video in H.264 (not H.265) plays without any problem in Infuse. Now, in this article, we share some idea how to make H.265 MKV play on Apple TV 4 using Infuse app without hassle.

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new standard for video encoding that offers substantially better compression than H.264 at the same level of visual quality. We have tested H.265 with TVOS 11 and Infuse 5.5.2. The video stutters on ATV4. You may just have to wait till Infuse is 100% ready for H.265 MKV especially in 4K.

To watch HEVC MKV files on Apple TV with Infuse easily, a suggestion here is to transcode HEVC MKV to a more friendly format for Infuse. To get the job done, try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional H.265 encoder, decoder and player. With it, you can fast convert H.265/HEVC .mkv video to H.264 MP4/MKV for playing on Apple TV 4 with Infuse seamlessly. What's more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. For those who are running on Windows, you can get Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the program and learn how to change H.265 MKV to Apple TV 4 compatible H.264 video.

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Guide: How to Convert H.265 to Infuse for Playback on Apple TV 4

Step 1. Add H.265(HEVC) videos

Launch the HEVC video converter. Drag the H.265 .mkv files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.


Step 2. Select output format

Click "Format" and choose H.264 MP4 or MKV from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Infuse easily.


Tip: Click the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files.

Step 3. Start H.265 Conversion

Click the "Convert" icon under the preview window to start converting H.265 MKV to H.264 MP4/MKV. After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the output videos. Then, it would be easy for Apple TV 4 to read and play the H.265/HEVC videos using Infuse.

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