Ingest H.265 Films to WDTV Live on Windows PC

“I have converted over 100 H.265 (.mp4) Blu Ray Movies and can’t play on the WD-TV. The WD 2nd level technical support told me that WD current not supporting the H.265 (.MP4) Format. Can WD update their firm ware and start supporting the H.265 (.mp4)?”


If you have the idea of enjoy the high definition H.265 videos on ay media players, how do you successfully ingest the H.265 files to WDTV Live for playback? It will not be played so well because WDTV Live cannot recognize the H.265 compressed videos so nicely. Some expand knowledge about WDTV we should learn below:

WDTV Live playable files formats are listed here:

Video formats and codecs:

MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI, H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TRP, TS, MP4, ASF, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)

Audio formats and codecs:


Of course there are some third-party tools can be the H.265 plug-ins to import the H.265 to media players or NLEs, someone will find they may not keep the high definition quality or cause some crashes. We need some professional H.265 assistants right? Fortunately, here is a best H.265 decoder/encoder for you—Pavtube Video Converter for Windows. This is a professional video converter, player and editor for all. What’s the most important, it has upgraded to the latest version to support the H.265 codec. So for playback on WDTV Live, we can easily transcode with the high quality preserved.

Steps on converting H.265 for playback on WDTV Live on PC:

Step 1.Launch the main interface when you download the program form the official website. Load your H.265 mp4 files in with ‘Add video’ or ‘Add form folder’ for individual clips or complete folder.


Step 2.As we mentioned above, we here suggest you to find the MP4 as the output format. Let’s select the suitable formats from “TVs” category.


Tips: No other requirements? Surely you can start your conversion work! Or for some advanced users, several functional items there you must be interested in, right? Such as the ‘Edit’ button, here we can be a good editor to adjust our videos for a better enjoyment on PC. Add what we want and get rid of what we unwanted. Take the following screen shot as a reference.

With all the preparation work you want done well? Go back to the main interface, we here would like to tell you just hit the ‘Convert’ button to get the work started with a faster speed. Now, just enjoy watching your H.265 recordings on WDTV Live at home freely!

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