How to Load/Import HEVC MKV File in VirtualDub Editing?

John Salley

Mar 02, 2017 05:48 pm / Posted by John Salley to BD/DVD Backup

Load HEVC .MKV file in VirtualDub

“Hi guys,I’m running into a bit of an issue trying to get VirtualDub to load .MKV files that have their video encoded in HEVC.I have the VirtualDub .mkv filter installed and it reads and loads the file, but gives a “No Video” warning on the video frames.The only codecs I have installed on my systems is ffdshow (with VFW enabled) and XVID. (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit). What else do I Need in order to get HEVC video into VirtualDub?”

Solutions to load HEVC into VirtualDub from forum users

Solution 1: Using VirtualDub FFmpeg Input Plugin

You can download and install VirtualDub FFmpeg Input Plugin from:

Pay attention to the following instructions:
The plugin can be used explicity by opening a file in virtualdub and selecting the plugin in the ‘files of type’ combobox
On virtualdubs file menu click on ‘open video file’
Change the ‘files of type’ combo from ‘all types’ to ‘ffmpeg supported files’
Navigate to and select your file
Click Open
The file will be opened using the ffmpeg plugin if possible, or give an error message for unsupported file types

Solution 2: Convert HEVC MKV file with the free Divx Converter

You can download this free Divx Converter from:, which assist you to transcode HEVC MKV to a large Divx AVI files.

Solution 3: Load HEVC MKV directly indirectly via an AvidSynth or VapourSynth scrip using FFMS2 or L-SMASH Works as decoder.

Best effective and simple solution to load HEVC MKV into VirtualDub

If you are not a tehc savy, you can easily overwhelmed by the complicated process offered by solution 1 and solution 3. Or you may not satisfied with the large Divx files produced when using solution 2. Fortunately, there are some powerful yet simple to use H.265 decoder program out there to assist you to get the job completed with less effort.

The program here we highly recommend to you called Pavtube Video Converter (review). The program not only allows you to load HEVC MKV files but also HEVC MP4 files, you can batch decode HEVC MKV/MP4 files to VirtualDub native supported AVI edititing format with the codec of Divx, Xvid, DV or other codec.

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The tool features an easy to navigate interface, you can completed the whole conversion process by loading H.265 files, choose AVI output file format and press convert button. Apart from that, if the output AVI file is too large, you can reduce its file size without no quality loss by trimming unwanted segments from the video or splitting the large AVI into small clips by file size, count or length. If you do not care much about quality, you can lower the output file resolution, bit rate or frame rate, always make sure to keep a balance between the file size and quality.

Tips: The program keeps constant update with perfect support for the new Windows 10 and you can get lifetime update always for free.

Step by Step to Convert HEVC MKV File to VirtualDub AVI

Step 1: Load HEVC MKV files into the program.

Install and launch the MP4 video converter program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load HEVC MKV files into the program.

Load HEVC MKV files

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click “Format”, from its drop-down option, choose VirtualDub supported AVI format such as “Divx AVI – Audio Video Interleaved (Divx)(*.avi)” or “Xvid AVI – Audio Video Interleaved (Xvid)(*.avi)” under “Common Video” main category.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Reduce output AVI file size.

Trim video length

Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, under the “Trim” tab in “Video Editor” window, drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim video length

Split video length

By clicking the “Split” button video converter split button on file list, or from “Edit” menu, you can launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split video length

Lower video resolution, bit rate or frame rate

Click “Settings” icon on the main interface to open the “Profile Settings” window, try to output a small file size, bit rate and frame rate from compatible drop-down list.

Step 4: Begin HEVC MKV to VirtualDub conversion process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from HEVC MKV to VirtualDub AVI format conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you can click “Open Output Folder” button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problems to import and converted files with VirtualDub.

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