How to fix Corel VideoStudio and H.265/HEVC incompatibility issue?

You might experience issues playing MP4 files encoded in the HEVC (H.265) format in Corel VideoStudio if you are using a not fast computer. In this post, we’d like to share a solution to fix Corel VideoStudio and H.265/HEVC incompatibility issue.

The successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HEVC achieves double the data compression of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and, best of all, preserves the video quality. As it claims, the latest version of Corel VideoStudio can support H.265 codec, but importing and editing issues occurred from time to time. So, is there any possible way to work HEVC files with Corel VideoStudio? Of course there is.

If you are using Corel VideoStudio in the Windows 10 Creators Update. The HEVC video extension is not included in Windows 10 Creators (was included in previous releases of Windows 10).

To fix the issue, you can install the HEVC video extension from the Microsoft Store:

If this doesn’t solve your issue and you are having problems editing HEVC H.265 files in Corel VideoStudio, we would recommend transcoding the video files to a format that is compatible with your editing program first.
Now, we’ll share the easy way to re-encode H.265 to Corel VideoStudio for editing without any trouble.

[Guide] How can I convert HEVC H.265 files to MPEG-2 for Corel VideoStudio editing?

Software requirement
HD Video Converter

work with HEVC H.265 files in Corel VideoStudio
transcode HEVC H.265 MP4 files for use in Corel VideoStudio

To do this:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional HEVC H.265 to Corel VideoStudio Converter. Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.

encode HEVC H.265 files to MPEG-2 for use in Corel VideoStudio

Step 2: Select output format
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Corel VideoStudio with best quality.
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 (for advanced users)
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: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding HEVC H.265 MP4 files to Corel VideoStudio supported MPEG-2 format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open File’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Corel VideoStudio easily for further editing.

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