How to Convert HEVC to MP4

Sunday March 28, 2021 5:40 PM PDT by Karen Greene

Gone are the days of MP4, 3GP files that ruled the early days of the modern Internet.

AVC(H.264) became the industry standard at the start of the millennium to deliver high-quality videos. The size remained minimal while the consistent and quality media improved three-folds.

What Are HEVC and HEVC Video Extensions?

HEVC(H.265) is a format that is used for storing or transmitting videos.

It was used by over a quarter of the video developers and the second most popular video format after AVC. The HEVC(High-Efficiency Video Coding) format relies on advanced video compression for offering 25-50% better video quality than its predecessor(AVC).

Using the same bitrate as AVC, it delivers a much better video and audio quality, reducing the file size.

HEVC Video Extensions is a video extension software that can allow computers or devices to recognize HEVC format videos. It is presented by Microsoft Cooperation which could also choose the video player that can play the HEVC video on the users’ computer.

Is HEVC Video Extensions Necessary?

The HEVC Video Extensions are quite important if you want to play the 4K and Ultra HD content and there is no hardware support for HEVC videos on your computer.

How to Install HEVC Video Extensions?

There are 2 codec packages in Microsoft Store. One is HEVC Video Extensions, the other is HEVC Video Extensions from Device Manufacturer. Both of them work the same way but one will cost $0.99 while the other is totally free.

So you can get this utility software by paying $0.99 from Microsoft Store. Also, you can get it from the App Store on Windows 10 which won’t cost a penny.

HEVC Video Extensions

HEVC Video Extensions

How to Convert HEVC to MP4

Being a superior, next-generation video format, HEVC should be the ultimate choice. Meanwhile, there may be some DVD players, entertainment systems that only play MP4 format. For that very reason, learn how to convert HEVC files into other formats, such as MP4.

Way#1 – Work with A Free Video Editor

Convert HEVC files using free video editing software. There is an easy way to move forward without requiring intensive knowledge of computers or video editing, per se.

Before moving forward, you will need to install the HEVC video extension from the Microsoft store. You can choose to cost $0.99 to acquire the required extension or just install the same other from your App Store through this link.

Follow the steps listed below to convert the HEVC content with ease.

First of all, Install FilmForth and HEVC on your computer. And then launch FilmForth on your Windows 10 PC.

And then click on the New Project button, and a wizard will pop up on the screen. Give your project a name, set the location. Click on Create.

Click on New Project to Start

Click on New Project to Start

Then you can add a video by clicking on Add Video/Photo clips. The alternative way is to drag and drop a video into the project window.

Add Video/Photo Clips

Add Video/Photo Clips

Finally, Click on the Save Video button. The prompt to choose the location for saving the video file will appear on the screen. There you will find a save as type option as MPEG-4 Video, which is the MP4.

Exporting the Video

Exporting the Video

Now, give your converted video file a name and click on the Save button. You have successfully converted an HEVC file into an MP4. Or you can give some other try to convert the HEVC to MP4.

Way# 2 – Try a Free Online Tool

Installing an app can be tedious for some users. You can use it to convert HEVC files into MP4 format. We are using FreeFileConvert for converting HEVC files, which is a free tool that gets the job done swiftly.

Its Features

  • One-page easy user-interface
  • Free and No limit on usage
  • Several options other than HEVC as well

How to convert HEVC files using an online tool

1. Select the file in the Input File section. One of the other ways to upload includes using a URL.

Another way is using the cloud, which supports Google Drive and Dropbox.

2. In the Output Format, select the format as MP4 from the dropdown menu.

3. Click on Convert. Now your conversion will get downloaded to your computer.

How to Convert HEVC to MP4

How to Convert HEVC to MP4 Online


Both the ways to convert an HEVC file into MP4 are pretty straightforward. If you have access to the HEVC codec, then we recommend using FilmForth.

Online tools come in handy for quick conversion, meant for small files. As the size of the video files increases, it becomes increasingly difficult to upload them. There is an added risk of upload failure, which is not uncommon for online downloads and uploads.

Karen Greene

Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

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