(5 Solutions) How to Convert HEVC to MP4 Free?

Converting HEVC to MP4 free using a CLI-based tool can be a tricky business if you're not familiar with those difficult-to-remember command scripts. But with the right tools, it's pretty easy. In this guide, we'll show you five straightforward ways to convert HEVC to MP4 free and fast.

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Method 1: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with HD Video Converter Factory (Recommended!)

Method 2: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with HandBrake

Method 3: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with VLC

Method 4: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with XMedia Recode

Method 5: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free Online

A Brief Explanation of HEVC and MP4

Nowadays, more and more consumer electronics produce footage in HEVC format. Unlike our familiar video container format - MP4, HEVC, known as H.265, is an advanced video compression standard that offers better quality and smaller size than previous standards like H.264. Instead of using the file extension ".hevc", HEVC videos are commonly wrapped in some container formats, such as .mp4, .mkv, .mov, etc.

However, not all devices and applications well support HEVC video yet, which is why you might need to convert your files to H.264-encoded MP4, an industry standard for nearly all platforms. Given this, the following guide will provide you with 5 extremely simple ways on how to convert HEVC to MP4 free and fast. Keep reading!

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Method 1: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with HD Video Converter Factory

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Step 1. Run Free HD Video Converter Factory and open "Converter" from the home screen.

Step 2. Press "Add Files" button to add your HEVC files, or just perform a simple drag-n-drop action.

Step 3. Open the 500+ configured presets on the right side. To convert HEVC to MP4 H.264, go to "Video" category and choose "MP4" profile directly. To convert HEVC to MP4 HEVC without re-encoding, by analogy, just choose "H265 for MP4" profile.

Step 4. Specify a destination folder on the bottom and press "Run" button to convert HEVC files to MP4 free.

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Method 2: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with HandBrake

As a full-fledged open-source application, HandBrake is absolutely the big brother that offers multiple powerful features to process videos and rip DVDs. It has gained widespread popularity due to its cross-platform support. But it can be the second-best free video transcoder in terms of ease of use and skill level. Just follow the steps below if you're new to HandBrake.

Step 1. Run HandBrake, add a single HEVC video or a folder with loads of HEVC files.

Step 2. After loaded, click on "Presets" menu on the top to expand the HandBrake built-in presets and choose any option.

Step 3. Select "MP4" format under "Summary" tab. Then switch to "Video" tab to choose "H.264" or "H.265" option in "Video Encoder" section. You can enable HandBrake GPU acceleration for fast video encoding and also switch to other tabs to make your desired changes.

Step 4. For multiple HEVC file, make corresponding settings for each title, make full use of "Add to Queue" feature for HandBrake batch conversion.

Step 5. Click on "Browse" button to choose a destination folder.

Step 6. Press "Start Encode" button on the top to convert HEVC to MP4 free with HandBrake.

Method 3: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with VLC

As a well-known media player, VLC can not only play 4K HEVC-encoded videos smoothly, but also work as an eligible HEVC to MP4 converter free. If have VLC installed exactly at your hand, just follow the instructions to simply get the job done.

Step 1. Run VLC, click on "Media" menu and go to "Convert / Save" option.

Step 2. Then, press "+ Add" button under "File" tab to add one or multiple HEVC video files, hit "Convert / Save" button to proceed.

Step 3. Select "Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4)" or "Video - H.265 + MP3 (MP4)" option in the drop-down list of "Profile" section.

Step 4. Click on "Browse" button to choose a destination folder. If you've added multiple HEVC videos in Step 2 for VLC batch conversion, the "Browse" button is non-clickable. The output videos will be saved on the same location of your original HEVC video files.

Step 5. Press "Start" button to convert HEVC to MP4 free with VLC.

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Method 4: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free with XMedia Recode

XMedia Recode is another popular free A/V processing program that also works as an HEVC to MP4 converter freeware for Windows. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below to convert H.265 to MP4 free.

Step 1. Download XMedia Recode from official website.

Step 2. Run XMedia Recode, click on "Open File" button to add your HEVC files. XMedia Recode will list the HEVC videos with Name, Chapters, Duration, Video/Audio Streams and Subtitle Tracks.

Step 3. Under "Format" tab, select "MP4" in the drop-down list of "Format" and "File Extension" respectively. You can also select a specific device in the "Profile" drop-down list.

Optional. You're allowed to switch to each tab for modifying parameters, such as changing video bit rate, adding or removing subtitles, cutting and cropping video, editing video chapters, changing or pass-through audio, customizing ID3 tag, and the like.

Step 4. Choose a destination path to save the converted MP4 files on the bottom of XMedia Recode.

Step 5. Lastly, click on "Add to queue" button, and then press "Encode" to convert HEVC to MP4 free with XMedia Recode. With GPU acceleration enabled, the conversion is supposed to be complete in a short while.

Method 5: Convert HEVC to MP4 Free Online

Some online video converters like Convertio, AnyConv, and so forth, are also capable of converting HEVC files to MP4 free online without installing any software. What you really need to do is, just add your HEVC-encoded video file > choose MP4 as the output format > start uploading and converting > download the finished video.

However, this method is not recommended for processing large-sized HEVC video files, because the online services usually have some limits on file size, output format, conversion speed and video quality.

Final Words...

As you can see, converting HEVC files to MP4 free is fairly simple with the 5 handy methods mentioned above. Hopefully, I've made everything clear and straightforward. If this guide deserves a big thumbs-up, feel free to share it through your social media. Thanks for reading!

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