Convert H.265 (HEVC) to H.264 with VLC Media Player


I am converting a H265 video file(MKV) to a MP4 H264 file as my media player can’t handle H265 file. To me, sound quality is more important than video quality. How can I be sure that the audio part is intact when conversion finished?

My streamer, Dune HD Base 3D, doesn’t play HEVC files. I get an error message; ‘file cannot be played’. Is there a way to convert HEVC mkv to h.264 mkv?

How to convert H.265/HEVC to H.264 is a hot topic online. This article shows you a guide on how to convert H.265 to H.264 with VLC or VLC alternative easily.

Part I. Encode H.265 to H.264 using VLC

Go Media ->
Convert / Save ->
Select File ->
Convert / Save ->
Choose the Video-H.264 + MP3 (MP4) preset ->

You’re done. Well, if it doesn’t work for you, you can turn to an alternative way to convert HEVC to H.264 video. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best choice for you.

Overall, it is a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter. It can help you convert H.265 to H.264 video with least quality loss for easier using. At the meantime, it can also help you encode non-H.265 videos(MKV, H.264, DivX, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPG, MTS…) to H.265 files if you want. It’s easy to use, and performs professionally. What’s more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. For converting HEVC to H.264 on Mac(High Sierra, Sierra, El Captian), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Download the program and learn how to change H.265 to H.264 video seamlessly.

Part II. Transcode H.265(HEVC) to H.264 with Professional H.265 Converter

1. Add H.265 videos

Run the best H.265 decoder program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the H.265 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.

2. Choose H.264 as output format

From the drop-down list of ” Format” > “Common Video”, you can select H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4) or H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4) as the target format.

Tip: Advanced settings You can change the format parameters by click the Settings bar. The video size, video encoder, frame rate, bit rate, audio encoder, channel and more other parameters can be adjusted in this Settings option.

3. Edit your H.265 source videos(Optional)

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the H.265/HEVC videos with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want. Besides, by clicking the Split icon in the main interface, you can cut your files according to time length and file size.

4. Start conversion

When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start encoding H.265 files to H.264 MP4 video. After the conversion, you’ll get resulted H.264 videos for better usage.

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1 Response(s)

  1. Zara Shaikh says :

    February 6, 2018

    VLC works but no smooth. Then I turned to Brorsoft video converter.


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