Encode Video to H.265 MKV in 30x CUDA Acceleration

John Salley

Jan 06, 2017 05:20 am / Posted by John Salley to Final Cut Studio, Video

HEVC/H.265 codec is very popular in recent years, many users want to convert videos to HEVC/H.265 MKV format in order to get small size videos but in high quality, and some devices can shot videos in HEVC H.265 codec, like Samsung NX1 camera. Do you have some HD Videos to HEVC files stored on your Windows or Mac PC, and wonder how to play them with new updated VLC Media Player? Want to find an effective HEVC/H.265 MKV converter, but please don’t worry, in this article we will share the best H.265 converter with you, you can use it to convert MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, M4V or other formats to HEVC/H.265 MKV Videos.


Where You Need H.265?

*Downsize large HD videos with nothing lost

An HD video is usually very large in size, in order to save space while remain the video quality, converting the HD video to an H.265 video is the perfect solution. Result is the image quality is the same, but the file size is reduced to half. Cheers!

* Convert DVDs/Blu-rays to H.265 videos for feasible playback

If you want to view a DVD or Blu-ray movie on your video player devices, you need to convert the movie to a specific video at first. Here you can use H.265 codec to get a video with high video quality and relatively smaller size.

* Convert regular videos to H.265 for better video quality

If you have many regular videos in other formats, you can also convert them to H.265 videos and you can get much better video quality, and the file size is not large. Isn’t cool?

HEVC/H.265 Converter: How to Convert Videos to H.265 MKV Files

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate <review> is considered to be the best choice for you. This software is a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter. It can help you convert non-H.265 videos (MKV, MOV, MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, AVI, WMV, MXF, MPG, MTS, M4V, SWF, ASF…) to H.265/HEVC MKV files and vice versa. It’s easy to use, and performs professionally. With it, you can fast convert any videos to H.265 seamlessly. What’s more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player and H.265 burner for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks.

The above guide introduces a powerful H.265 Converter:

  • Working as a H.265 Decoder, this excellent HEVC Video Converter Mac and Windows enables you to decode H.265 to any other video formats like decode H.265 to MP4, H.265 to AVI, H.265 to MOV, H.265 to FLV, H.265 to ProRes, H.265 to MXF, etc as well as decode HEVC to audio formats like MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, ALAC, etc;
  • Working as a H.265 Encoder, this ideal HEVC Converter Mac and Windows lets you encode to H.265 from many other video formats like MP4 to H.265, AVI to H.265, MOV to H.265, AVCHD to H.265, MKV to H.265, WMV to H.265 and so on.
  • After the conversion is done, you can play H.265/HEVC widely for example on portable devices like iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Samsung phone and tablets, Xbox 360, etc, popular players like iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker, etc and famous editing tool like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc;
  • Is compatible with both Windows (Windows XP and later)
  • If you’re Mac OS Sierra users, you can turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

With this converter, you only need three steps to convert to H.265. Try it.

Tips:Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and other Windows Pavtube software has recently upgrade to version with support for H.265/HEVC encoding acceleration on a PC that running Nvidia GPU with either Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal technology enabled graphic cards.

Download Video to H.265/HEVC MKV Converter:

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Moreover, This Top HEVC video converter can be used as the 4K video converter and compressor, even simple video editor, which enables you not only to compress and convert 4K video, but also to split/join videos, rotate video, add special video effect. Please feel free to share this tutorial if you think it is helpful!

Steps On Converting Various Videos Files to H.265/HEVC MKV Files

Step 1. Install the best H.265/HEVC Video Converter Ultimate on your computer and launch it. Click Add button to import source videos. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop the video files into the software window.


Step 2. Tap on the “Format” bar to select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mp4)” to output, then hit “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under Video settings panel, click “Codec” drop-down selection, choose “H.265” as your final output file codec.


Step 3. Click “Settings” to enter Profile Settings windows, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate.

Step 4. Tap “Convert” button, and the H.265 video conversion will begin immediately. Generally, the conversion time depends on your video size, computer performance, output settings, etc.

After conversion, click Open to get the output H.265 .mkv video. Now you can experience the H.265/HEVC videos on your H.265 video player with outstanding quality.

Additional Tips: Other H.265 Encoder for Windows/Mac to Download

1. FFmpeg

FFmpeg utilizing x265 also supports H.265 encoding and decoding. This free open source HEVC decoder & encoder is compatible with most operating system, Mac OS, Windows, Linux. Remember to download and update the H.265 encoder from time to time to fix H.265 problems bugs you may encounter or have encountered. You should download the free H.265/HEVC encoder for different systems (32 or 64 Bit). However, it is more difficult to figure out how to encode H.265 video using FFmpeg. So, if you still feel puzzled after reading the FFmpeg H.265 video encoding guide, switch away.

2. Divx HEVC Plugin

It is a light-sized plugin that offers ways to encode HEVC video with the same quality but at half the size of H.264 video. The free H.265 encoder can be downloaded for Mac and Windows. The H.265 converter plug-in also combines a HEVC/H.265 video player. No register is required, you have 15-day trial of the H.265 decoder encoder for free. Some users reported that they couldn’t start anything after the HEVC encoder download and installation. The H.265 video decoding and encoding speed can vary wildly.

You can refer to other choice to >>Top 5 H.265/HEVC Video Decoder and Encoder

3. H.265 Files Video Converter Online

You can use the online video converter below for free. It allows you to convert your videos to any file format you want.


Verdict: In sum, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is cut out for the job. The H.265 encoder software shows amazing transcoding speed, stable performance and exports video of high quality (up to 8K UHD). Both Handbrake and FFmpeg adopts x265 that is open source as well, the best thing from these two HEVC encoders is that you don’t have to pay for them. Divx HEVC plugin combines H.265 encoding and playing into one, but tricks inside the plugin remain unknown.

With such a useful H.265 Converter, converting between HEVC and other video formats is as easy as a pie. After the conversion, you can enjoy H.265 videos smoothly without any issue and convert video to HEVC to get a wonderful experience in vision.

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