How to Convert VC-1 Encoded Videos to H.264?

If you have video files that are encoded with VC-1, you may be wondering how to convert them to the widely-used H.264. As you know, H.264 offers better compression and quality than VC-1, so it's a good idea to convert your videos to this format. In this article, we'll show you how to convert VC-1 encoded videos to H.264 with 3 handy methods.

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Kevincy | Nov 16, 2022

#1. Convert VC-1 to H.264 with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

#2. Convert VC-1 to H.264 with VLC Media Player

#3. Convert VC-1 to H.264 with HandBrake

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Q: "I have several VC-1-encoded HD DVD rips (and a few BDrips) that won't play well on my HTPCs. I would like to know if there is a more efficient way of converting MKV files encoded with VC-1 to MKV files encoded with H.264 or HEVC. Any suggestions would be appreciated."

A: VC-1 is a video compression format developed by Microsoft. It was used extensively on the Xbox 360 and was also used for some Blu-ray and HD DVD discs, supporting both interlaced and progressive encoding.

However, it's not as common as it used to be, and many devices don't support it or process it well. This is where converting your VC-1 encoded videos to H.264 comes in handy. H.264 is a widely used video compression standard that's supported by just about every device, media player, and programs out there. Ready to get started? Then let's jump right in!

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#1. Convert VC-1 to H.264 with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Videos encoded in the VC-1 format can be converted to the H.264 format using a video transcoding tool. However, as there are all sorts of different codecs and file formats out there, it can be a bit of a challenge for those green hands, who are trying to figure out how to convert one to another. Don't worry, we're here to help.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a feature-rich yet easy-to-use video/audio processor, is highly recommended to save you from that real pain. Benefited from its rich built-in codecs and WYSIWYG interface, you're able to implement the VC-1 to H.264 conversion without a hitch.

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3 Steps to Convert VC-1 Encoded Videos to H.264 and HEVC/H.265

Step 1 - Add VC-1 Video Files

After installation, launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the first "Converter" module on the main interface. Click on the "Add Files" button in the top-left corner to import multiple VC-1 video files from your computer. Alternatively, a quick drop-and-drop action is allowed.

All VC-1 video files will be loaded in the workplace one after another depending on the number of files you added and file sizes. So, it may need a while.

Step 2 - Select H.264 Profile as Export Format

Press the big "Format" image on the right side to unfold the full list of 500+ predefined presets well-organized by Formats and Devices. To convert VC-1 videos to H.264, navigate to "Video" category and choose "H.264" profile directly, which has been predefined to MP4 format (H.264 video with AAC audio) by default. To convert VC-1 to H.265/HEVC, just choose "H265 for MP4" or "H265 for MKV" profile.

By the way, you can also select "MP4", "MKV", "AVI" or "MOV" profile, then open "Parameter settings" window to manually choose "H264" option in the drop-down list of "Encoder" section. And if needed, change other parameters here as you wish, such as video deinterlacing, video bit rate, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

Step 3 - Batch Convert VC-1 Videos to H.264

Specify an output folder by pressing the inverted triangle icon on the bottom when you are ready. Lastly, hit the "Run" button to batch convert VC-1 encoded video files to H.264 with GPU acceleration.

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More surprisingly, before you start the VC-1 to H.264 conversion process, you're entitled to edit video files beforehand. This tool is equipped with a basic editing toolbar, enabling you to trim, split, crop, rotate, flip, watermark, merge, and even compress video files.

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#2. Convert VC-1 to H.264 with VLC Media Player

As a well-known media player, VLC can not only play VC-1 encoded videos directly, but also function as an eligible VC-1 to H.264 converter. If have VLC installed exactly at your hand, just follow the instructions to simply get the job done.

Step 1. Run VLC media player on your computer, click on "Media" menu on the top bar and choose "Convert / Save" option in the drop-down menu.

Step 2. On the pop-up "Open Media" window, press "+ Add" button under "File" tab to add one or multiple VC-1 video files, then press "Convert / Save" button to proceed.

Step 3. Select "Video - H.264 + 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 VC-1 videos in Step 2 for VLC batch conversion, you're not allowed to change the destination. The output H.264 videos will be saved on the same location of your original VC-1 video files.

Step 5. Press "Start" button to make VLC convert VC-1 to H.264 MP4.

#3. Convert VC-1 to H.264 with HandBrake

HandBrake is definitely the big brother in the video conversion industry. As a free and open source video transcoder, HandBrake has gained widespread popularity due to its powerful features and cross-platform support. Here's the walkthrough.

Step 1. Run HandBrake, you'll be guided to add a single VC-1 video or a folder with loads of VC-1 files for HandBrake batch conversion.

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

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

Step 4. Click "Browse" button to choose a destination folder.

Step 5. Press "Start Encode" button on the top to start HandBrake VC-1 to H.264 encoding process.

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Final Words...

There are a number of ways to convert VC-1 encoded videos to H.264. But with the 3 solutions mentioned in the article, you can make the process a lot easier. Some online video converters are also capable of converting VC-1 videos to H.264 online without any software installation, but I personally don't recommend this method, because you have to spend more time on file uploading, converting, and downloading, and will be disturbed by various pop-up ads and redirects, not to mention those file size restrictions.

When you've learned tricks of the trade, the 3 solutions can also be applied to other video formats and codecs conversion. If it works for you, just give it a thumbs-up and share it through your social media. Cheers!

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