How to Convert H265 to H264 Efficiently?

Wondering how to convert H.265 to H.264? Don't miss this article. We introduce two easy methods to help you convert H265 to H264 on Windows. For faster, high-quality conversion, it is recommended that you download the best H265 to H264 converter and follow the guide below:

Michelle Michelle | Updated on Jul 6, 2023

Why Convert HEVC to H264?

Both H.264 (AVC/x264) and H.265 (HEVC/x265) are advanced video compression technologies for high-quality, small-size video encoding. But as the successor of H.264, H.265 has a better compression ratio than H.264, saving nearly half of the bandwidth compared with H.264 encoded content of the same quality. That's why H.265 is often used in 4K and 8K productions, and many people want to convert their videos to H.265 to save more space on their devices (check out our previous article on how to convert H.264 to H.265). However, since H265 is not compatible with many platforms and devices, lots of people also wish to convert H265 to H264 for easier video playback.

Luckily, you can use a proper H.265 to H.264 converter to convert H.265 to H.264 without losing quality. Below, you can find two powerful video converters and learn how to convert H265 to H254 with high quality. Let’s go into the details.

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WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro makes it easier than ever to convert H.265 to H.264 without losing quality. It also lets you convert videos to other popular formats including MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, MP4, etc. Batch conversion is supported.

Convert H265 to H264 with the Best H265 to H264 Converter

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is one of the best H265 to H264 converters for Windows. It provides the fastest way to convert H265 to H264, at the same time, it can convert H265 to H264 without quality loss. Also, it has a batch mode that allows you to batch convert H265 to H264 easily. As the cherry on top, hardware-accelerated video encoding is supported.

The entire conversion can be done with just a few simple clicks, and you can also use this program to convert videos to other mainstream formats. Now, just free download free download this HEVC to H264 converter to convert H265 to H264.

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  • Fast convert H265 to H264 with no quality loss;
  • Support 500 more outputs – MP3, MP4, MKV, AVI, MPEG, Samsung TV, Android, iPhone, etc.;
  • Edit and compress videos before conversion;
  • Convert YouTube and the like to MP4, MP3, H264…;
  • Merge multiple videos into a single file seamlessly;
  • Batch mode and hardware acceleration support;

Step 1. Import the H.265 File

Launch the 265 to 264 converter software and open the Converter. Click on “+ Add Files” to import your H.265 video into this H.264 converter. You can drag and drop the file into this program as well.

Import File into H265 to H264 Converter

Step 2. Choose Output Format

On the right side of the main screen, hit the format image and select “H264” under the Video section.

Convert x265 to x264

Tips: This step will output your H.265 video as H.264 encoded MP4. If you want other container formats such MKV, MOV, etc., you can first click the corresponding format under the same Video section, and then you can go to “Parameter settings” and change the Encoder to “H264” in the Video Settings.

Step 3. Start the H265 to H264 Conversion

Before conversion, you can choose an output path by clicking the ▼ button at the bottom of the main screen. When all is ready, click “Run” to convert HEVC to H264.

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How to Convert x265 to x264 with Handbrake?

Handbrake is an open source transcoder for digital video files. It works best for ripping unprotected DVDs, but it also works as one of the best x265 to x264 converters to convert videos to MP4 and MKV formats in codecs like H.264, H.265. However, Handbrake is slightly more complicated to use than the aforementioned software. The clutter of functions on the interface can give most users, especially novices, a head spin. The following steps will show you how to convert x265 to x264 in Handbrake.

Step 1. Download the latest Handbrake from the official site

Step 2. Run Handbrake and click File to load your H.265 file into the software. Or you can drop the file in the grayed out area to import it.

x265 to x264 Converter

Step 3. Go to the Summary tab and choose an output format from the Format drop-down options. It has only three output formats, MP4, MKV, and WebM.

Change h265 to h264 - Select Output Format

Step 4. Switch to the Video tab and select H.264 (x264) or H.264 10-bit (x264) from the Video Codec box. You can also modify other settings such as preset, filters, audio, subtitles, etc. as you see fit.

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Step 5. Click the bottom Browse button to choose an output path. When you are ready, click the top green Start Encode button to transcode h265 to h264.

Convert HEVC to H264 in Handbrake


If you like something challenging, you can try method 2. But if you're new to coding stuff, we recommend sticking with method 1 as it shouldn't pose any difficulties for any users. Click the download button below now and get the best H265 to H264 converter!

That’s all we want to share about how to convert H265 to H264 efficiently. Hope this article can be helpful to you. Thanks for reading!

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