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5 Must-Know HEVC Movies Download Tips & Solution

How to download HEVC movies, 720p/1080p/4K x265 Hollywood movies, and HD small size HEVC movies with dual audio?

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Before getting hand-on with 720p/1080p/4K HEVC (Hollywood) movie download, please have a glance over the rundown of the 5 tips and facts that you don't know about it.

Definition: HEVC movie refers to a movie video encoded with High Efficiency Video Codec developed and standardized by the ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T VCEG. Such movie is also considered as H.265, or MPEG-H Part 2 video. | HEVC encoder

1. The Real Advantage of HEVC Movies
The real advantage of HEVC movies lies in the file size. That is to say, the movie may have smaller size (half the size of that in H.264 standard) in the same high quality if it is H.265 encoded. So in people's heart, HEVC is equivalent to high quality and high compression ratio. It is considered as a good choice to be played back on mobiles. That's why there are so many searches of 100MB HEVC movies, 200MB H.265 movies and 300MB MKV movies on mobiles.

2. HEVC Is not Mature and Overall Compatible
HEVC is a rising technology, but is relatively new to the scene, so it is not absolutely mature yet, at least not as compatible as H.264. If you want to download and playback HEVC movies, please make sure that your hardware is necessity HEVC playable. Specifically, please confirm whether your hardware configuration is included in the following list:

● Intel 6th-generation 'Skylake' Core processors or newer
● AMD 6th-generation 'Carizzo' APUs or newer
● AMD 'Fiji' GPUs (Radeon R9 Fury/Fury X/Nano) or newer
● Nvidia GM206 GPUs (GeForce GTX 960/950) or newer
● Other Nvidia GeForce GTX 900 series GPUs have partial HEVC hardware decoding support
● Nvidia Tegra X1 SoCs or newer
● Apple A8 SoCs or newer
● Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 SoCs or newer
● Some MediaTek SoCs from mid-2014 onwards
● Qualcomm Snapdragon 805/615/410/208 SoCs or newer. Support ranges from 720p decoding on low-end parts to 4K playback on high-end parts.

But provided that your hardware of computer or device is not born to be HEVC compatible, you can still make it possible to playback the downloaded HEVC movies by using some software, such as:

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe: Compress 4K/8K movies encoded with HEVC/H.265, convert H.265 to H.264, MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, MOV videos and so on to make it playable with common player devices (for example, with low-level CPUs). Also, if you'd like create an HEVC video from standard video, you can rely on the same tool which can encode any video and change it to a HEVC (.mkv) video with hardware encoder.


>> The Best H.265 Video Converter/Encoder

5KPlayer: A free but all-purpose media player for Windows and Mac. It will help you play HEVC/H.265 movies, as well as 4K and 8K UHD videos without any problem.

3. Not All Movies Are Encoded by HEVC.
To be honest, it is even difficult to find online sources of truly full length movies that have been released recently. Even if there are top 10 torrent sites for movies, top 10 free Blu-ray movies download sites and something, it's too bold to predict that you can find where to download HEVC Hollywood movies.

What is noteworthy is that the 720p/1080p free HEVC movies in 100MB/200MB/300MB for mobiles are short and not full. Worse still, not a few online movie sites that claim to provide dual audio HEVC X265 movies are untrusted. So, before getting your hand on the real downloads, please remove the scales off your eyes.

But if you have finally found the places that Hollywood or Bollywood movies can be downloaded, don't hesitate and don't get locked into the HEVC encoding. All you need is just a free movie downloader.

4. The Way to Download HEVC Movies Can be Extremely Simple
If you already found some 4K/1080p/720p HEVC movies on some popular websites, the way to get them downloaded onto your computer/hard drive or make them playable on your mobiles or other devices can be extremely simple:

Free Download HEVC/H.265 Movie

Step 1. Download the tool.
Download a free HEVC movie downloader on a Windows computer and install it following the wizard. After opening, click "+ URL" button.

Step 2. Analyze the movie video.
Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V the movie URL from the browser to WinX YouTube Downloader, and "analyze" it. After seconds, you can choose an output format, resolution and size displayed and tap OK.

Step 3. Hit and go.
Optionally, you can change the destination for the output file saving. Afterwards, hit "Download" button on the bottom of the main interface to start the whole movie download process. After a short while, the movie can be found and watched on your PC.

Step 4. Watch HEVC movies on the go.
If you are not content with watching movies on computer fixedly, you can choose to convert the video file and transfer them to mobile devices for playback on the go.
>> How to Transfer Movies to iPhone
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5. Some Other Facts You Don't Know about HEVC Videos
1) Most 4K TVs cannot decode H.265/HEVC.
2) In the past, the encoding time for X265 video will be much longer if good result is required.
3) With the updates, x265 with default settings of the latest build is roughly twice as fast today on a modern computer, with higher quality.

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All-in-one Hardware Accelerated HEVC video Downloader, Encoder and Converter
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best way to watch HEVC movies and more:
Download HD and up to 8K UHD videos, HEVC movies from 300+ websites.
Encode common videos to HEVC/H.265 videos.
Convert H.265 to H.264, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, 4K to 1080p, etc.

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