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HEVC Converter: Best H.265 Video Converter that Supports Hardware Acceleratoin for Windows 10 and Mac

Windows 8 needs HEVC video converter/encoder. How about Windows 10? Microsoft announced that Windows 10 added native support for HEVC/H.265 and MKV, which means you can play HEVC 4K videos on Windows 10, provided that PC running Windows 10 is equipped with 4K display. Streaming 4K movies from Windows 10 to 4K UHD TV or directly play HEVC/H.265 video on 4K TV via USB would be fantastic, which requires converting H.265 to H.264, MPEG-4, etc., with a best Windows 10 H.265/HEVC video converter for codec incompatibility issues.

As you probably know, 4K videos keep growing in popularity. But to realize the playback of 4K UHD movies on Windows 10, you will have to unlock a series of 4K video codec puzzles – HEVC/H.265. This tutorial explores the solutions for several interconnected H.265/HEVC issues, solving problems like what is the relationship between 4K and HEVC/H.265 and which is the best Windows 10 H.265 video converter to encode a H.265 video or convert H.265 to H.264, MPEG4, MOV, FLV, MKV, etc., on Windows 10.

Best HEVC/H.265 Video Converter - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Convert (4K GoPro/DJI) HEVC video files to H.264, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, etc., or encode H.264 into H.265 on Windows 10 with the fastest HEVC video converter that supports GPU acceleration.

About H.265/HEVC and 4K

High Efficiency Video Coding, abbreviated in HEVC, also known as H.265, is a successor to currently most commonly used video compression format H.264, which is said to double the data compression ratio compared with the previous. At present, 4K (2160p) resolution videos can only be contained into two formats – MKV/H.265 and MPEG. And the average bit rate reduction for HEVC is 64% for 4K UHD and 62% for 1080p. However, most 4K TVs cannot decode HEVC/H.265, leading to the failure of 4K/H.265 videos playback on TV. And 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.

Best HEVC/H.265 Video Converter for Windows 10

Q - "How to play MKV file encoded in HEVC on TV or how to convert H.265 into some other format? The video file has HEVC video codec and AC3 audio. I want to play it on TV, which does not support MKV container or H.265 codec. Any way to convert H.265 to H.264 to better fit Windows 10 or to play on TV?"

To figure out how to play a H.265 4K video on a Windows 10 1080p/720p display or on HDTV can be really time consuming, especially for people having little awareness of video format or codec. Well, there is a productive way to facilitate and advance the H.265/HEVC to H.264 video conversion process, by using a best Windows 10 HEVC video converter – WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, which ensures you to complete 4K/H.265 video download and conversion on Windows 10 at one go. To play HEVC MKV video on Sony TV, there is no need of video format conversion. To play HEVC/H.265 video on Apple TV or Samsung Smart TV, convert H.265 to H.264 with a best Windows 10 HEVC video converter and all is done. More about Apple/Samsung/Sony TV supported video formats

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

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, as one of the best H.265 video converter for Windows 10, adds support for H.265/HEVC codec right after the appearance of this very codec mainly for 4K video, enabling users to both encode videos into H.265 and convert H.265/HEVC to up to 320 video codecs for playback on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android mobile and tablets, etc.

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.

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

Convert H.265 to H.264 with the Best HEVC Video Converter for Windows 10

Apple/Samsung/Sony TV Supported Video Formats

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 on 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




Estrella H.

Estrella H. is a senior editor in Digiarty Software. She manages the software test section and creates easy and useful how-tos. When not in editing, she spends her spare time on Rubik's Cube and ukulele.

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