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Effective Way to add H.265 video files to iTunes

21 Aug 15
Katrina Lucy

We can easily find there are many guys are eager to know if iTunes can support H.265 codec as many of them wanna add H.265 video files in iTunes (12.2) so that they can play H.265 videos on devices that supports iTunes such as iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch without ever needing to add H.265 files again.  The answer is NO.  To solve the issue, we will share an effective way to import and add H.265 in iTunes easily.

Well, H.265 will surely become the mainstream video codec soon. However, currently, H.265 codec lacks of compatibility with the Apple ecosystem including iTunes. To add H.265 files in iTunes library, a suggestion is to encode H.265 to H.264 MP4 for iTunes with iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, which is the coolest tool to convert H.265 videos to iTunes format without losing any video quality. Apart from that, its built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio information/watermark, inserting subtitles, etc. What’s more, it also offers the optimal profiles for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and more. Read reviews to learn more functions. Mac version is here. Download the program to start the H.265 to iTunes conversion task.

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Step 1. Load H.265 videos

You can drag any H.265 file and drop to the program or add them by clicking “Add video” button. It allows you to add several video files at a time and convert them at one go.

Step 2. Select an iTunes-compatible format

In the “Format” bar, switch to Common Video category and choose MOV, or MP4 as your output format. You can also specify an output folder. Otherwise, the default folder will be used. If you want to sync the converted video to a specific devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod or other devices, you can choose your device model from “iPad”, “iPhone” or “iPod” category.

In addition, this H.265 Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want.

Step 3. Start H.265 to iTunes conversion

This H.265 files to iTunes converter will convert H.265 files rapidly, preserving 100% original quality. When finished, the output file is ready for being imported to iTunes for syncing or playing.

Step 4: Import video to iTunes library

After the conversion, start iTunes and click File > Add Files to Library to add the converted H.265 files to iTunes library. After that, you can play the H.265 files in iTunes smoothly or sync them to your iDevice for playing on the go.

Well, iFastime Video Converter is one of the firsts to provide an H.265 encoder/decoder for windows and it ranks top on the H.265 converter application list. It is an all-in-one H.265 decoder, encoder, converter and player. With this H.265 converting application, you can convert videos from almost any SD/HD input(M2TS, MTS, MKV, H.264, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPEG, etc.) to H.265 HEVC codec up to 4K. Not only can it allow people to convert video to H.265, but also convert H.265 to common video files with several mouse clicks as you want. Overall, it is one of the best programs for the film, broadcast and TV world with an affordable price.


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  1. John August 25, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Thank you for the good writeup.

  2. Christian August 25, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Good! So powerful. I use it to import my NX1 video files to iTunes. Then I could enjoy them with my iPad Mini.

  3. Charla September 2, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Managed to make my own video in just a few hours, really easy to use, no faffing around waiting for it to work. It just worked and has carried on working since!

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