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[Guide] 2018 Best HEVC Encoder - How to Convert Video to HEVC

Is there any HEVC encoder for Windows 10/Mac to encode videos in HEVC or convert HEVC to H.264/MOV/MKV?

"How do I encode videos in HEVC h265 format? I have 600gb video data. I can see now all latest videos comes in h265 format in almost half size. I want to convert all my videos to HEVC format so I can save a lot of space for other important data. I have no knowledge about bit rate,frame rate and other stuff. Please give detail information."

- Question from a Quora user

HEVC Video Player

2018 Best HEVC Video Encoder - for Both Novice and Senior Users
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best way to watch HEVC movies and more:
Encode DVD video and any SD/HD/4K movie video into HEVC/H.265.
Decode and convert HEVC videos to H.264, MKV, MOV, MPEG, WMV, FLV, etc.
Download online movie videos into HEVC from 300+ websites.

H.265/HEVC vs. x265 or What is HEVC Encoder

For a first-timer as the Quora user, knowing nothing about video encoding, starting with an accurate definition seems to be the best way to know what HEVC encoder is, the relationship between x265 and HEVC/H.265, and most importantly, the method to encode video in HEVC.
• HEVC and H.265 are the same thing, a new video compression standard developed by JCT-VC, approved and named by two standard bodies: MPEG and VCEG.
• x265 is a HEVC encoder app library, boasting the highest possible quality and lowest possible bit rate while encoding video.

Obviously, HEVC is a codec while x265 is a HEVC encoder. So should we go get x265 instantly? The answer is no, for x265 is not the right HEVC encoder for ordinary people. It is for programmers.

Which Is the Best HEVC Encoder?

Speaking of HEVC encoder, senior users would think of x265, which is honored as the "best overall HEVC encoder in Moscow State University's HEVC Codec Comparison". It is true that you still can use x265 with no background knowledge of code. But, hey, it's CLI. It is as plain as the nose on your face that command line is for programmers. If you stick with x265, please refer to http://x265.readthedocs.io/en/default/cli.html to get detailed information about x265 CLI. For those who want a HEVC encoder with easy and user-friendly interface, give WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe a try.

HEVC Encoder Comparison: x265 vs. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

x265: HEVC video encoder, with only two supported input file types (raw YUV and Y4M). Do not support re-encoding H.264 to HEVC.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe: An all-in-one HEVC video encoder and decoder for Windows (10), with 370+ built-in video & audio codecs. Convert HEVC to H.264, encode H.264 into HEVC, compress 4K videos, etc within a couple of clicks.

H.264 HEVC

How to Convert H.264 to HEVC on PC/Mac?

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe/for Mac
Best HEVC encoder enables you to easily convert, encode and edit HEVC/H.265 videos with original quality at fastest speed.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a simple-to-use program which comes with advanced features for encoding video files. - Editor's Review from Softpedia)

Full Features of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Being a video converter with constant updates, it releases support for H.265 at the very beginning so that HEVC encoding and decoding can be done easily with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. To be specific, you can use this HEVC encoder to convert AVI/MKV/MPEG/H.264 to HEVC, re-encode HEVC into H.264, edit HEVC/4K videos, compress HEVC with no loss of quality, etc. Better still, the newly added hardware acceleration technology helps speed up UHD video encoding (16x faster).

Convert H.264 to H.264

HEVC Encoder User Guide - Steps of How to Convert H.264 to HEVC

To make it clear how to do the HEVC encoding, we take converting H.264 to HEVC as an example and show you every step in the following part, starting with free download WinX HEVC encoder.

Step 1: Open the software after the download and installation.
Step 2: Click "+ Video" button to load your H.264 video first.
Step 3: Here pops up the Output Profile window-> scroll down to the "PC General Video" -> HEVC Video (codec: HEVC + aac).
Step 4: Click "OK" button and press "RUN" to run the conversion from H.264 to HEVC.

The re-encoded HEVC file will be output in smaller size with nearly the same quality. If high quality is your first-preference, switch to HQ when you select HEVC. As you can see from the main interface, this HEVC encoder also can make photo slideshow. Output it in HEVC if you like.

HEVC to MP4 Converter with Hardware Acceleration

Encode/Decod/Edit HEVC Videos on Windows 10 - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

* Best H.265 encoder for Windows 10 to convert videos in HEVC/H.265, H.264, AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc.
* Re-encode HEVC/4K video for playing on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Samsung, HTC, PSP etc.
* Trim or combine HEVC video clips, add external subtitles, customize video quality and size.
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