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HEVC Converter: Convert H.265 Video at GPU Accelerated Speed

"My computer supports 4K USB playback using HEVC. I tried to watch P3Pro 4K videos from the SD card with no success…" - Mr. Clear
"Hi, I bought a GoPro Hero 6 which encodes higher frame rates in H.265. However, I open the video file, I only get audio, no video is display. Windows 10 home." - GoPro Youthman

If HEVC video doesn't play well on your Windows 10, uninstall and free download official HEVC video extension from Microsoft store for Windows 10. After that, in case there is still something wrong in H265 (4K) playback, upgrade hardware configurations. Playing x265 video or editing a 4K footage are high-demanding in computational resource. If your computer can't provide enough power (specifically GPU hardware acceleration tech), you will be confronted with stutters, freezes, black screen or laptop lagging when processing a (4K) HEVC video.

Instead of costing hundreds of dollars on hardware upgrade to handle 4K HEVC 60FPS video, 10/12 bit HEVC, Mavic 2 Pro HEVC Dlog-ma video or IP camera GeoVision HEVC footages, an economical yet once-and-for-all solution is preferable to any other, solving H265 playback problem using a HEVC converter (GPU HW accel. supported) to convert H.265 to H.264 or adjust video parameters to reduce computational burden.

HEVC video converter
HEVC video converter

Smoothly Convert Video from/to HEVC/H265, No Stuttering/Freezing Issue

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - Smoothly convert 4K HEVC video files from GoPro, DJI, iPhone, DSLR cameras, IP camera, etc. to H.264, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, etc., or encode video (H.264) into H.265 on Windows 10. Unique Level-3 GPU acceleration (Intel/Nvidia/AMD) offloads the compute-intensive HEVC decoding & encoding task from CPU to GPU so as to expetide conversion speed up to 5X faster, no laptop lagging, CPU overuse, software crash errors! ZERO quality degraded! What's more, it can:

● Convert HEVC H.265 to Sony TV, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, mobiles, Chromecast, PC, Mac, NAS, Plex, 420+ profiles pre-programmed.
● use "Auto Copy" mode to change MKV (HEVC) to MP4 (HEVC) or MOV H264 to MP4 H264 without decoding or re-encoding, 1:1 quality.
● Tweak x265 4K to 2K/1080p, lower 60FPS to 30FPS, adjust 12/10bit to 8bit, change bit rate for smooth playback, virtually no quality loss.

How to Convert H.265 to H.264 on Windows 10?

Free download the best H.265 video converter for Windows 10. With H.265/HEVC codec for 4K video built-in, you can convert HEVC to other formats and encode videos into H.265 right away.

Step 1: Click +Video button to load your H.265 video from local media library.

Step 2: Go to Output Profile -> General Profiles -> MP4 Video (codec: h264 + aac) -> OK.
Also, you can encode video into H.265 by choosing HEVC Video under PC General category.

HEVC video converter
Convert H.265 to H.264 on Windows 10

Optional: providing you also need to change HEVC video parameter settings, click the icon on the main interface. On the pop-up window, you're free to adjust video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, aspect ratio, audio settings, etc.

Step 3: Click Browse button to set a destination folder and hit RUN to start converting H.265 to H.264.

Check the following video tutorial if you want to know more nitty gritty.

External Knowledge

1. What is H.265/HEVC?

High Efficiency Video Coding, abbreviated in HEVC, is a video compression standard also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2. HEVC codec is considered as the successor to currently most commonly used video compression format H.264, which is said to double the data compression ratio compared with the previous.

The highest resolution supported by the H.265/HEVC is 8192x4320, and it can be divided into two versions. The version 1 standard defines three profiles: Main, Main 10, and Main Still Picture. The version 2 of HEVC adds 21 range extensions profiles, two scalable extensions profiles, and one multi-view profile. According to different profiles, the bit depth is crossing from 8-bits to 16-bits.

HEVC video converter
What is HEVC codec

HEVC is more used to encode videos of HD and 4K resolution owing to its high data compression. To play 4K HEVC video for PC/Mac: One is software decoding, which uses the CPU to do that, and another is hardware decoding, which handled by the graphics chip. However, due to the complicated compression algorithms of HEVC, many PCs stutter or become very slow when playing HEVC video without hardware decoding.

2. Does HEVC Reduce Quality?

If you just go for more video compression ratio, 4K may not have better quality than 1080p, from this, "smart" compression maintains a good balance between better image quality and smaller video size is actually what we want. Reduce bandwidth requirements while dramatically improving the experience, so HEVC codec wins great support in the industry.

Although HEVC is a lossy compression, it not only has higher intra-coding efficiency, the detail area can be well handled, but the reduction of quality is also coordinated, even it is invisible to the eyes under certain parameters.

3. Will 4K HEVC Work on Your PC/Mac or TV?

As for playing HEVC video on TV, you need always make sure you have the newest smart TV with HEVC support. Actually most 4K TVs only play H.264 format, but cannot decode HEVC/H.265 leading to the failure of playback on TV, streaming HEVC 4K video to TV on Windows 10 for watching won't be possible as well. That's why you need a best HEVC video converter.

Take the time to check out what the video files playable on Apple, Sony or Samsung Smart TV are before you make up your mind as to which device you are going to play the H.265 video. Then use the best H.265 video converter software to convert H.265 to H.264 MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc.

TV Brand

Supported File Type

File Extension

Apple TV

H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG

.mp4, .avi

Sony TV

MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVCHD, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, WMV, Asf, OGG, MKV, MOV, RealMedia, FLV, 3gpp, MVC

.mpg, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, .mp4, .divx, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .ogv, .3gp, .mkv, .rm, .rmvb, .mov, .flv, .mvc

Samsung Smart TV

H.264

.mp4

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Estrella H.

Estrella H.

Estrella H. is a senior editor at Digiarty covering all the latest tech in mobile industry for the better part of the first four years, from iPhone, Samsung to other innovative gadgets. And now she's been dived into data backup and management to keep data safe on mobile devices in the recent three years. Outside the tech, she is a songwriter and loves hip-hop.

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