3 Steps to Convert x265 (HEVC/H.265) to MP4 on Windows (10) and Mac

[Latest Updated: Nov. 23 2018 by Beatrice Green to Video converting]

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How to convert x265 to MP4? Check the detailed guide on how to convert x265 (H.265/HEVC) to more compatible MP4 (H.264/MPEG) on Windows (10) and Mac.

Question Mark1: I've downloaded some MKV 2160p movie files in HEVC codec, but they can only play on computer, not on my Samsung Smart TV. Is there an easy way to convert x265/HEVC MKV to MP4 format compatible for viewing? Because MP4 is the only format my TV can play.

Question Mark 2: The video file is MP4 but in HEVC codec. My Apple TV doesn't support HEVC codec. It supports MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4). So I need to change the codec to from HEVC/H.265 to H.264/MPEG-4. Your help is appreciated.

Question Mark 3: Considering that I've never used a command line to convert video, any options for an easy-to-use x265/HEVC to MP4 converter program probably with a step-by-step guide?

What is x265, H.265 or HEVC?

1. x265: x265 is a video encoder application library, designed to encode video or images into the H.265/HEVC video compression format.

2. HEVC/H.265: HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), also known as H.265 or MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, the most popular successor to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). HEVC is widely used in ultra HD video compression, up to 8K UHD.

So their relationship is: x265 – H.265 (HEVC), x264 – H.264 (AVC). Talking about converting x265 to MP4, we normally mean converting HEVC/H.265 video to MP4.

Why Convert x265/HEVC/H.265 to MP4?

X265 to mp4

x265 is judged best overall HEVC encoder specialized in encoding high quality HEVC/H.265 videos. Users can utilize x265 to encode HEVC/H.265 videos which are twice compressed than H.264/x264 videos. To be more specific, to achieve same video quality, x265/HEVC encoding offers double data compression at half bit rate of x264/AVC encoding. >> H.265 vs H.264

However, taking compatibility into account, H.265/HEVC is far less compatible than H.264. Many popular devices still don't support HEVC codec yet. Continue to find out the 3 steps guide to convert x265 (HEVC/H.265) video to the most received MP4 with the best HEVC/H.265 converter for Windows (10) – VideoProc.

VideoProc - Best x265/HEVC Converter for Windows (10) and Mac

– Convert x265/HEVC/H.265 videos to MP4, H.264, MPEG, as well as AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, M2TS, iPhone, Android and 410+ profiles at fastest speed based on Hyper-threading and Hardware acceleration Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC tech.
– Free download (HEVC) movies from YouTube and 600+ sites and convert to MP4.

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Best x265 (HEVC/H.265) to MP4 Converter for Windows (10) Review – VideoProc

User rating: ★★★★★ 5.0/5.0
Official site: https://www.winxdvd.com/hd-video-converter-deluxe/
Software official download address: https://www.winxdvd.com/download/videoproc-setup.exe
Support platforms: Windows 10/8/8.1/7 (32 & 64 bit),
Pros: Intuitive interface, ultra user-friendly, totally clean and safe, stable and superfast.

Main features:

  1. Easily convert x265 (H.265/HEVC) to MP4 (H.264/MPEG) with original quality at superfast speed.
  2. Convert 8K/4K/HD 1080p/720p videos like H.265, MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, convert H.264, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. from one format to another, or to 410+ device profiles.
  3. Free download HEVC movies or other 2019 Hollywood/Bollywood full movies, videos in 8K/4K/1080p/720p HD from YouTube, Dailytmotion and 300+ sites.
  4. Support Hardware acceleration Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC and Hyper-threading tech to deliver fastest video conversion speed.
  5. Freely set video/audio parameters like resolution, bit rate, and trim, crop, video before starting to convert x265 (H.265/HEVC) to MP4 (H.264/MPEG).

How to Convert x265 (HEVC/H.265) to MP4 on Windows (10) or Mac? – 3 Steps

First of all, free download and install VideoProc on Windows 10/8/7, etc. or free download its Mac version.

>>Step 1
Launch the smart H.265/HEVC converter. Go to "Video" control and click "+ Video" button to select and add source x.265/HEVC/H.265 MKV videos to the program. Batch converting is accessible.

>>Step 2
Choose "MP4 video" as the output in the output profile. There are more than one MP4 options with different codec combination, so you can search MP4 directly to choose.

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Optional: You can click "codec Option" icon to open video editing window to trim, crop, subtitle videos, or click wheel icon to open video settings window to customize video resolution, frame rate, ratio, etc. to get preferred effects before converting x.265 (H.265/HEVC) to MP4.

>>Step 3
Save the converted video file to a target folder by clicking Browse button. Rightly click "RUN" to start to fast convert x265 (H.265/HEVC) to MP4 (H.264/MPEG) on Windows (10) or Mac with the best HEVC converter.

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Related External Sources:

x265: x265 is a library for encoding video into the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) video compression format that was developed and standardized by the ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T VCEG. x265 is offered under either version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL) or a commercial license, similar to the x264 project...
H265/HEVC: High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10)...

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