How to enable VLC to support H.265 files
H.265 video quality is supposed to be at least as good as H.264 with the advantage of smaller file sizes. Unfortunately, we're not in a position to pass judgment yet because we can't get some H.265 files to play with VLC or other video player apps. For those who still wanna play H.265 in VLC, a quick fix is to convert H.265 to VLC most friendly H.264 MP4 video.
H.265 is still a relatively new code, so we'll have to wait and see if it becomes widely accepted and see what the video professionals think of it. Even the current released VLC(2.2.0) is not able to support H.265. To add and open H.265 files in VLC, a suggestion is to encode H.265 to H.264 MP4 for VLC with Brorsoft Video Converter.
This professional H.265 converter is the solid tool to help users convert H.265 to VLC playable H.264 MP4 video on Windows (Windows 8 included) without quality loss. Besides, it also supports converting H.265 files to iPad, Galaxy Tab, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Avid Media Composer and more to meet your different needs. Download the program to start the H.265 to VLC conversion task.
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Tutorial: Convert H.265 for playback in VLC on Windows
Step 1. Load H.265 movies
Run this H.265 to VLC converter software and then import your H.265 files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion.
Step 2. Set output format
Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode H.265 to H.264 mp4, .mov, DivX .avi for playing with VLC.
Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your VLC player.
Step 3. Start converting H.265 videos
In the end, you just need to click the "Convert" button start the H.265 to VLC conversion.
When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play the converted H.265 videos in VLC with the best quality.
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