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Does Chromecast Ultra Natively Supports HEVC MKV?

Google unveiled the new Chromecast Ultra which enables you to stream your favorite TV shows, movies to the TV with 4K and HDR. The point here is that does Chromecast Ultra support HEVC MKV playback? How to get HEVC MKV to play on Chromecast Ultra with ease? Read this article you will get something useful you want.

On the Widevine website, we can see the new?Chromecast Ultra?has support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision with expanded codec support (HEVC Main and Main10, VP9 profile 0 and 2). However, the other reddit link has users confirmed an HEVC encoded MKV file is not played back by the hardware.

"I just received my Chromecast Ultra and it did NOT play a x265 video as expected. At least it's a bit faster than the old one."

To solve the issue, some guys use a Plex, which transcode HEVC MKV to a AVC(h264) codec format and consumes a lot of CPU capacities to do so. So, is there a better solution to get out of the trouble?

You should change H.265 MKV to something more friendly for Chromecast Ultra. You can apply Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

The utility has quite a pleasant and user-friendly interface which should help all types of users make the most of its features. It?offers well support with HEVC encoded video files out there and it can convert HEVC MKV, H.265 MP4, etc video to Chromecast Ultra supported MP4 encoded with H.264. Besides, it can compress 4K HEVC video to 1080p HEVC for easier playback. Plus, this all-in-one video converter allows users to change encoder settings, adjust the resulting video and audio options and also other preferences. For those who wanna rip and convert Blu-ray, DVD files to Chromecast Ultra, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is also a good choice.

P.S. The Mac guys please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac.

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Transcode HEVC MKV to Chromecast Ultra Best Format

Step 1: Load H.265 MKV files

Download the HEVC converter. Click the "Add" button to locate and import H.265 .mkv files to the program.


Step 2: Choose target format

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose to output Chromecast Ultra supported file format by following "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".


Tip:?Hit Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters of output files like video codec, audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc, so that you can get a decent video as you need.

Step 3: Start conversion

After all settings, start converting HEVC MKV to H.264 MP4 for Chromecast Utlra. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to get the resulted videos. Now you can stream and play the converted HEVC videos?with Chromecast Ultra beautifully.

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