If you experience issues playing 4K HEVC/H.265 files on Windows 10, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to make 4K HEVC/H.265 movies playable on Windows 10 flawlessly.
Issues playing a 4K HEVC/H.265 video on Windows 10 with VLC
“Hi guys, I’m trying to play a 4K HEVC/H.265 video on my Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 10 through VLC media player. Unfortunately, both video and audio pause at random times during playback…finally, it crashes VLC (I’m using the latest version of VLC player). Is there anyway to solve the issue? Would you please kindly suggest a solution? Thanks.”
HEVC (aka H.265) is a successor to the well known H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. In very basic terms, it allows for 4K resolution video to be compressed and streamed on an Internet connection. In theory, it will even allow for 8K resolution video to be streamed. The fact that Microsoft has added support for HEVC into Windows 10 shows that the company continues to anticipate the next generation of Internet video needs. However, because the codec is so new, users may still encounter issues one or another while playing them back on Windows 10. In that case, we would recommend converting HEVC/H.265 files to a format that is well compatible with Windows 10 first, such as H.264 MP4 and WMV. Here’s a tutorial guiding you through the process of transcoding 4K HEVC/H.265 files to Window 10 preferred video.
How to convert 4K HEVC/H.265 files to Window 10 preferred video?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best H.265/HEVC Converter for Windows 10. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to load your video files. You can load multiple files at a time. To join the imported video files into one, simply tick off the checkbox before ‘Merge into one file’.
Step 2: Select H.264 MP4 as output format
Form ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as output format.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start 4K H.265/HEVC video to Windows 10 conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported H.264 MP4 files for playback with VLC player on Windows 10 fluently.
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