Convert H.265(HEVC) to H.264 for easier playback

Published on by Chris King

This post explains how to convert H.265 to H.264 video files for playback, sharing easily.

(Updated on 8, July, 2016)

Convert H.265(HEVC) to H.264 for easier playback

Obviously, H.264 isn't ready for the monstrous amount of data it would take to encode 4K video, which is why a new standard H.265 is peeking over the horizon. However, we find it’s not so easy to handle and play H.265(HEVC) files as we image:

- I'm having a problem wiht playing H.265 in VLC, and hoping someone can offer suggestions.

- My friend is letting me borrow his Samsung NX1 to film. In trying to upload something, I discovered that it films in h.265. When I tried to load the H.265 file into Premiere, it just loads audio.


There are a lot of people who have got some H.265 videos in hand wanna convert H.265 to H.264(Difference Between H.265 and H.264), since H.264 is still the best format for playback, editing and sharing at present.

In order to convert H.265 video to H.264, you will need to have a reliable H.265 to H.264 converter to do the job. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best choice for you(See Top 3 Best H.265/HEVC Encoder and Decoder Review).

This software is a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter. It can help you convert H.265 to H.264 video for easier using. At the meantime, it can also help you encode non-H.265 videos(MKV, H.264, DivX, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPG, MTS...) to H.265 files if you want. It's easy to use, and performs professionally. What's more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. If you are running on Mac OS X, you can get Video Converter for Mac. Download the program and learn how to change H.265 to H.264 video seamlessly.

Converting H.265(HEVC) to H.264 keeping the best quality

STEP 1. Add H.265 videos

Run the H.265 to H.264 Video Converter program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the H.265 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.

STEP 2. Choose H.264 as output format

From the drop-down list of " Format" > "Common Video", you can select H.264 Video(*.mp4) as the target format.

Tip: Advanced settings You can change the format parameters by click the Settings bar. The video size, video encoder, frame rate, bit rate, audio encoder, channel and more other parameters can be adjusted in this Settings option.

STEP 3. Start conversion

When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start encoding H.265 files to H.264.

The conversion time depends on your video size, computer performance, output settings, etc. Generally, it won't take too long. After the conversion, you'll get resulted H.264 videos for better usage. Enjoy.

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