How to Upload and Share H.265/HEVC Files on YouTube Easily
You may want to share some H.265 videos online using YouTube, but as you've noticed that YouTube doesn't support H.265 or HEVC videos. Searching YouTube H.265 support in Google, it's easy to find more than one guys are facing the similar issue:
"Why doesn't Youtube support x265 or HEVC videos? I got some H.265 files to YouTube, it doesn't support it."
"When I try to upload my h.265 video in mp4 format, YouTube refuse that. Any fix about that?"
Unfortunately YouTube does not support the uploading of videos using the h265 Codec and they have no plans to support it... They have their own alternative called VP9. To upload H.265 files to YouTube, you'll need to convert H.265 video to H.264 first before uploading it to YouTube as it won't accept and process h.265 videos.
In this case, you need a video converter app that can encode and decode H.265/HEVC codec. Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended. With it, you can easily transcode H.265 into the format that YouTube can recognize while maintaining the quality. The program also comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark for basic video editing tasks. What's more, this H.265 encoder is very easy to use. Any person can handle it without any skills needed. For decoding H.265 videos to YouTube on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra), Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is right for you. Now just download the program and check out the steps below.
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Steps to Cconvert H.265/HEVC videos for sharing on YouTube
Step 1: Load H.265 video clips
After a quick installation, launch the H.265 decoder program and the click Add Video button to load your H.265 files or you can directly drag and drop the files to the program. This software supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2: Choose YouTube preferred format
Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from "Common Video" as the target format.
Step 3: Advanced encoding settings
You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. For uploading 4K to YouTube, the highest video resolution is 3840*2160. And the common frame rates for YouTube include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second.
Step 4: Edit your H.265 source videos
Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the H.265/HEVC videos with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want. Besides, by clicking the Split icon in the main interface, you can cut your files according to time length and file size.
Step 5: Start H.265/HEVC decoding
The final step, click Convert to start the H.265 to H.264 conversion. When the conversion completes, you can click Open button button to get the new file for YouTube sharing without hassle.
Guide on Uploading video files to YouTube
1. Sign into YouTube.
2. Click the Upload link at the top of the page.
3. Select the video you'd like to upload from your computer. (Enter as much information about your video as possible, including Title, Description, Tags, and Category.)