FFMPEG for H.265/HEVC conversion

08 May

This tutorial will show you an alternative to FFMPEG, helping you easily convert H.265/HEVC video on Windows and Mac.

FFmpeg is a fantastic open source tool to convert, stream audio and  video. While, there are some FFmpeg errors frequently reported by  users, which makes it difficult for FFmpeg to snag the top spot in the  industry. For example, FFmpeg can not handle H.265/HEVC well: crashed;  so long time conversion… In a case like this, a great FFmpeg alternative  to encode H.265/HEVC videos is strongly needed.

If you haven't got an ideal one, you can get Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to have a try.  It is an all-in-one H.265 decoder, encoder, converter,  editor, player and media server. It allows people to convert or  downscale 4K videos with  H.265/HEVC to common video files including H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DivX,  XviD, WMV, MKV... without quality loss. Plus, with it you can fast  convert non-H.265 videos to H.265 seamlessly. Apart from that, its  built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before  conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio information/watermark  etc.

Better than FFmepg, the faster and versatile FFmpeg alternative can  fast share videos, movies and TV shows from computer to any device  wirelessly once they are connected to the same network. It's easy to  use, 100% clean, no ads, no plugin, no spam. If you are a Mac(OS Sierra) user, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Download the alternative to FFmpeg and start encoding H.265 videos.

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How to use FFMPEG Alternative to Convert H.265/HEVC videos

1. Import H.265 files

Launch Dimo Video Converter Ultimate first. To import the local  videos you want, you can click the "Add file" button. A pop-up window  will lead you to locate your local files. Or you can directly drag the  videos you want from your PC to this program.  

2. Select output format you want

Click the "Select Format" icon, and then go to the right category  to find the video format you want. As you can see, various video formats  like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. are provided. You can also  choose the icon of iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Android, TV, VR, YouTube, Facebook, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, etc. to get videos with best settings for the selected device/software.

Tip: If you want to customize the output video quality, you can  click the "Settings" button to open the Settings window and set video  resolution, frame rate, bit rate, codec, etc.

3. Edit your video files with an alternative FFMPEG (optional)

If necessary, you can perhaps try to edit your video files with the  video converter Mac. Nothing unfamiliar from the FFMPEG, you can also  easily cut and trim your videos. In addition to that, you can add  effects to your video clips together with the insertion of watermarks as  well as create 3D videos.

4. Start H.265 video conversion

Click the "Start" button to start converting H.265 videos under  Windows (10) or Mac(OS Sierra). You can follow the conversion process.  Once the task bar shows in 100%, just click Open button to locate the  output files. Hence, you can now transfer and play your H.265 video files anywhere and anytime you like it.

External Knowledge: Other FFmpeg Alternatives

1. x265

x2645 is a good FFmpeg alternative, worth a download. The free  alternative to FFmpeg developed by VideoLAN is designed as a H.265 video  converter to encode video streams to H.265/MPEG-H HEVC compression  format. It works great for HD 4K UHD H.265 video conversion.  

2. avconv

avconv is a faster video and audio converter. Cross-platform avconv  can convert between arbitrary sample rates and resize video audio file  in a simple way.  

3. MEncoder

MPlayer media player uses MEncoder to transcode audio and video  stream. The FFmpeg alternative can convert all the video audio formats  that MPlayer reads to various formats in different codecs without  decreasing much video image quality.

Verdict: Among all the FFmpeg alternatives, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate delivers the fastest performances, outputs the highest quality, and  boasts more features than FFmpeg or other similar FFmpeg programs do.  avconv, x265, MEncoder are the open source tools closest to FFmpeg. Its  basic video editing options give itself some advantages over other  FFmpeg alternatives. avconv is FFmpeg alternative faster than FFmpeg,  while x265 is mainly used to encode H.265 video when FFmpeg fails to  convert H.265 video, and MEncoder is the best if you have MPlayer media  player installed.

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