How to Convert H265 to H264 Efficiently?

Want to know how to convert H.265 to H.264? Don’t miss this post where two simple methods are introduced to help you convert H265 to H264 on Windows. And for a faster and high-quality conversion, you are recommended to download the best H265 to H264 converter and follow the guide below:

Michelle | Updated on Oct 10, 2022

Why Convert HEVC to H264?

H.264 (AVC/x264) and H.265 (HEVC/x265) are both advanced video compression technology used for high-quality, small-size video encoding. But as a successor to H.264, H.265 boasts an even better compression ratio than H.264, saving almost half bandwidth compared with H.264 encoded content of similar quality. That’s why H.265 is often used in 4K and 8K productions, and many people would like to convert their videos to H.265 to save more device space (Check our previous article about How to convert H.264 to H.265). Yet, since H265 is not compatible with many platforms, media players and devices, lots of people wish to convert H265 to H264 for easier video playback.

To convert H.265 to H.264 without losing quality, you will need a proper H.265 to H.264 converter to help you. In the following parts, you can find two powerful video converters and learn how to convert H265 to H254 in high quality on Windows. Let’s go into the details.

Best H265 to H264 Converter

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. with no issue. Batch conversion mode 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 on Windows. It provides the fastest way to convert H265 to H264 and meanwhile, it can convert H265 to H264 without quality loss. In addition, it features a batch mode that allows you to batch convert H265 to H264 easily. It is only a few simple clicks away to complete the whole conversion, and you can also use the program to convert video to other mainstream formats.

Now, free download free download this HEVC to H264 converter to convert H265 to H264 below.

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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.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

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

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 inverted triangle 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 is best used to rip unprotected DVDs, but it can also work as one of the best x265 to x264 converters to convert videos to MP4 and MKV formats in H.264, H.265, etc. codecs. Yet Handbrake is a little complex to use than the above software. Its clutter of features on the interface would give most users, especially newbies, 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.

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.

Step 4. Switch to the Video tab and select H.264 (x264) or H.264 10-bit (x264) from the Video Codec box.

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.


If you like something challenging, you can try Method 2. But if you are not familiar with the encoding stuff, we would suggest you stick to Method 1, for it has no difficulty at all for any fresh or experienced user. Get the best H265 to H264 converter now by clicking the download button below!

That’s all for how to convert H265 to H264 efficiently. Hope it can be helpful. Thanks for reading!

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