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Convert HEVC to MP4 Using WinXDVD, Online Services, VLC, or Handbrake

HEVC is a codec format and MP4 is a container format. When users say they want to convert HEVC to MP4, they generally mean converting HEVC stored in MKV, MOV, or MP4 to MP4 H.264, MPEG4, or other widely accepted formats. We post common ways to transcode HEVC to MP4 - using online services, VLC media player, Handbrake, and video converter developed by WinXDVD, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Convert HEVC to MP4 with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

If you hate ads, slow speed, and video size limits, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe would be the best choice. We list some key features of this program below.

  • The first to reach level-3 hardware acceleration, speeding up HEVC video conversion to the maximum;
  • Both CPU and GPU hardware encoders accessible - Intel QSV and Nvidia CUDA/NVENC;
  • 100% stable conversion process guaranteed, especially for the HD & 4K UHD video converting;
  • No file size limits, 5-minute free trial, no ads.

Get started with the following steps. It's quite easy to begin with.

1. Load your HEVC video. Click the "+ Video" button, browse and select HEVC file(s) and click "Open".

2. Set MP4 as a target format. On the output profile window, select "MP4 H.264" or "MP4 MPEG4" as the output format. If you want to keep the HEVC codec but get an MP4 output, simply choose "MP4 HEVC". The output will be in the MP4 file format encoded with HEVC.

3. Optional settings for MP4. Several advanced features are provided, like adjusting MP4 video parameters, editing MP4 videos, and configure the output saving location.

4. Start HEVC to MP4 conversion. Click the "RUN" button to start the conversion.

Convert HEVC to MP4 with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
Convert HEVC to MP4 with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Convert HEVC to MP4 Free Using Online Services

Searching for "HEVC to MP4", you'll find the first page on Google is dominated by online services, such as anyconv.com, onlineconverter, convertio, onlineconverterfree, etc. Google prefers online video converters, they are free and easy to use, requiring no software installation.

If you a casual video converter user and the file you want to process has a small size (less than 200-500MB), it's fine. Otherwise, don't bother yourself with online video converters, they are a waste of time. Most if not all such online services have strict file size limits (max 200MB or 500MB for free users), ads, redirects, and slow processing speed.

Note: HEVC video decoding is CPU intensive. Online services always crash and fail to handle HEVC codec. We highly recommend you to use desktop program to transcode HEVC video files.

Convert HEVC to MP4 free online
Convert HEVC to MP4 free online

Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with VLC Media Player

The VLC media player is excellent and it does some basic video converting job. You can try transcoding HEVC to MP4 format using VLC if you have this player installed on your computer. However, don't expect too much, it's a media player not a video transcoder program. Some users complained about its lagging performance and limited format options. VLC is also easy to use, follow guide to converting videos to MP4 format in VLC media player.

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Convert M4V to MP4 VLC

Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with HandBrake

Handbrake loses popularity over time, but it is qualified to do the HEVC to MP4 conversions job on PC or Mac. Use steps below to transcode HEVC MKV, MP4, MOV, etc. to MP4 H.264, MPEG4, or MPEG2.

1. Load your source H.265 MKV file into HandBrake by heading to "Open Source" -> "File";

2. Choose the "MP4" container at the output setting area.

3. Click the "Browse" button to select a destination folder to save the transcoded MP4 file.

4. Press the "Start Encode" icon to begin the HEVC to MP4 (H.264) transcoding process.

Also, check Handrake X265 settings to get a better result in converting HEVC to MP4 format and learn more about Handbrake limitations in encoding x265/HEVC videos.

Note: For fast H.265 encoding, the VCE and NVENC hardware encoders are faster than the x265 software encoder. The PC is equipped with an Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 CPU with 22 cores and 44 threads, 32 GB memory, an AMD Radeon RX 580, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, running Windows 10. However, the VCE and NVENC hardware encoders only support 1-pass mode. AMD VCE, Intel QSV, and Nvidia NVENC are good choices on less powerful computers when dealing with HEVC/H.265 encoding and decoding.

Know more about 4K HEVC video decoding and encoding: 4K HEVC processing hardware requirements, Intel Nvidia H.265 hardware encoder.

Convert HEVC to MP4 with Handbrake
Convert HEVC to MP4 with Handbrake


Author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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