Experiencing choppy/jerky playback of HEVC files in VLC on your Android device? Actually, this is a common issue. Depending on your source media specifications, your device model and much more, HEVC playback on your Android phone/tablet may have different performances.
HEVC MKV is jumpy in VLC on my Pixel
“Hi guys, I try to play a .mkv movie on my Google Pixel phone through VLC player. VLC can play it, but the playback is quite jumpy/choppy. The MKV movie is encoded with HEVC (H.265) codec. I can play H.264 MKV fine, so I guess the HEVC codec may cause the issue. Is that true? How can I go through the problem? Please suggest a solution if you know. Thanks.”
If you are experiencing choppy or jumpy video playback, it could be down to a couple of factors. The first is that the MKV video could be encoded with the new H.265 (HEVC) codec. The more likely cause of the problem however is down to hardware. If your CPU/GPU is inadequate to decode it, you will get jumpy or choppy playback. In that case, we would recommend converting HEVC files first for a smooth viewing experience on your Android via VLC.
How to convert HEVC files for playing on Android through VLC player?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best HEVC converter for Android. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
Step 2: Select output format
This converter features a number of output formats, you can select your requested one as target format. To convert 10 bit HEVC files to H.264 MP4 for Android, you can choose ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as target format under ‘HD Video’ column.
1. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge into one file’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (Optional)
Click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings if necessary.
Step 4: Start transcoding HEVC files for VLC on Android
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated H.264 MP4 files for playing on your Android device very good quality. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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