Playing 1080p H265 videos on OnePlus 3/2/1

HEVC is an successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding). Also know as H.265, HEVC is the latest video compression standard that is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/AVC at the same level of video quality. Video encoded with HEVC will maintain the high visual quality, but at a smaller file size. However, H.265/HEVC video is not a friendly format for OnePlus 3/2/1. Web searching "H.265/HEVC to OnePlus", you can find many issues:

"HEVC is NOT in the supported video codec list. I wonder whether the One has a HW HEVC decoder. Even if no HW codec, there may be another way to play." – from

"Want Playing 1080p H265 .mkv videos on my OnePlus 2. Any idea on how to play these videos?" – from

Someone suggests to install VLC media player on OnePlus phone to play that video. But the feedback unveils that only the audio plays while the screen is black from time to time. Actually, that’s because OnePlus 3/2/1 can’t handle H.265/HEVC codec video. To play H.265/HEVC video, the best way is to re-encode H.265 to H.264 for OnePlus 3/2/1.

Best H.265 Decoder for Oneplus 3/2/1

The H.265 to H.264 converter mentioned for OnePlus is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The equivalent Mac version is Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. They can transcode MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV and other video formats in  H.265 to H.264 video to H.264 video for OnePlus 3/2/1. Besides H.265/HEVC video, Pavtube Video Converter also can convert MKV, AVI, FLV, VRO, even Blu-ray and DVD to OnePlus 3/2/1 supported video in excellent video quality. Read review.

You can free download them at below:

Free download and install Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address:
– Cnet Download:

Free download and install Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address:
– Cnet Download:

The following steps is based on Windows system with Video Converter Ultimate:

How to Convert H.265/HEVC video to OnePlus 3/2/1?

Step 1. Import H.265 video files.

Launch H.265 to H.264 converter on Windows. click “Add Video” to import your H.265 video files.

Step 2. Choose output format

Generally speaking, MP4 is supported by almost all phones and tablets. Here you can choose “H.264 Video (*.mp4)” from “Common Video” as the output format. Also, this Blu-ray/DVD to Oneplus 3/2/1 converter provides optimized formats for Android phone. You can a suitable video format from “Android” catalogue.

oneplus 3 format

Tip” Click “Settings” to change the video resolution, bit rate, etc. for full screen playback smoothly or select the corresponding device as the output format. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start to rip Blu-ray/DVD for play on Oneplus 3/2/1

The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence converting Blu-ray movies to Oneplus phones. When the conversion finished, you can click “Open” to locate the ripped files and easily transfer them to your Oneplus 3.

In this way, you can easily play H.265/HEVC video on Oneplus 3/2/1 smartphone without limitation.

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