Best Way to Playback 4K H.265 Files in MPC-HC
Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a light-weight media player for Windows. However, when open and play 4K H.265 videos in MPC-HC, issues always occurred:
"I've established that everything plays smoothly when I play 4K H.264 files, but my computer starts struggling when playing 4K HEVC files."
"I am using latest MPC HC x64 with LAV 64, EVR (custom). I am able to run videos upto AVC 4K without any problem and smooth playback using NVIDIA Cuvid and/or Intel QuickSync. Even 1080p x265 aren't a problem. The issue comes with 4K x265 8bit/10bit videos."
Actually, MPC-HC seems to be unable to use hardware acceleration to play 4K HEVC files, while it has no problem doing that with H.264 files. Thus, in order to view H.265 4K in MPC-HC without lagging, a good suggestion is to convert 4K H.265 to H.264 for easier decoding and playing.
To convert 4K HEVC video to H.264 for MPC-HC, you will need to have a reliable H.265 to H.264 converter to do the job. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best choice for you. Overall, it is a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter. It can help you convert any 1080p or 4K H.265 to H.264 video for easier using. At the meantime, it can also help you encode non-H.265 videos(MKV, H.264, DivX, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPG, MTS...) to H.265 files if you want. It's easy to use, and performs professionally. What's more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. Download the program and learn how to change 4K H.265 to for MPC-HC playback seamlessly.
Convert 4K H.265(HEVC) to MPC-HC with the best quality
Step 1. Add H.265 videos
Run the best H.265 Video Converter program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the 4K H.265 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.
Step 2. Choose H.264 as output format
From the drop-down list of " Format" > "Common Video", you can select H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4) or H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4) as the target format.
Tip: Advanced settings
You can change the format parameters by click the Settings bar. The video size, video encoder, frame rate, bit rate, audio encoder, channel and more other parameters can be adjusted in this Settings option.
Step 3. Start conversion
When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start encoding 4K H.265 files to H.264 video. After the conversion, you'll get resulted H.264 videos for playback in MPC-HC with best quality.
For decoding or encoding H.265(HEVC) videos, Handbrake, VLC and FFmpeg are available. Whereas, there are still some troubles when using Handbrake or FFmpeg like crash, slow conversion speed... In this case, Brorsoft Video Converter would be the best choice as it is the most professional H.265 decoding and encoding tool for you.