Play H.265 on Chromecast 3

The Google Chromecast 3 is nearly identical to the second-gen Chromecast model from 2015, only it’s a little faster and intuitive, but the attractive little dongle is behind the times. The maximum video quality that the Chromecast can stream is 1080p and then main video “upgrade” that the 2018 Chromecast offers is 60fps playback at 1080p, while the prior model only did that frame rate at 720p.

How about playing H.265/HEVC on Chromecast 3?

Nowadays, 4K video are starting to pop up everywhere, but 4K video takes up a lot of space, which makes it hard to download and stream in the best quality possible. Thankfully, one technology is changing that and it’s known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265. From above information, we can conclude that obvioulsy that Chromecast 13 lacks the ability to playback 4K H.265/HEVC files since it only supports to handle 60fps video at 1080p.

Compress and Transcode H.265 for Chromecast Playing

To view H.265/HEVC on Chromecast, you will need to compress and transcode H.265 to Chromecast 3 playble H.264 video with 1080p compression codec. Here, you can get the job done by downloading our best H.265 Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for both 4K/HD H.265/HEVC video wrapped with either MP4 or MKV container file format. Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

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The program not only assists you to compress 4K video to 1080p, but also assists you to transcode H.265/HEVC to Chromecast 3 viewable H.264 video with best quality. The program supports hardware encoding acceleration, so that you can get up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding as long as you run your computer on a graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

To get the best output file quality, feel free to flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc in the program’s profiles window.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress 4K H.265/HEVC for Chromecast 3 Playing

Step 1: Load 4K H.265/HEVC video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File”menu and select “Add Video/Audio”or click the “Add Video”button on the top tool bar to import source 4K H.265/HEVC video files into the program.

Load 4K H.265/HEVC video

Step 2: Output Chromecast 3 supported HD video.

Click the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Chromecast 3 most preferrable 1080p video “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Chromecast 3 supported HD file formats

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options”window, click “Acceleration”menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration”otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding H.265 to H.264 codec.

Enable GPU encode acceleration

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the”Convert” button at the right bottom of themain interface to begin the conversion process from 4K H.265/HEVC to Chromecast 3 most compatible 1080p H.264 video.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder”icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly view converted video on Chromecast 3 with ease.

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