How do I change the codec h.265 to h.264?

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hel7777
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How do I change the codec h.265 to h.264?

Post by hel7777 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Hello there,

when I ripp a 4k-film makemkv uses the codec h.265. My qnap-nas and my tv don't work with h.265 but with h.264.

My problem is, I do not know how to force makemkv to use the h.264-codec. Has anyone an idea how I do manage this?

Many thanks
hel7777

d00zah
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Re: How do I change the codec h.265 to h.264?

Post by d00zah » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:02 pm

MakeMKV takes existing tracks, as authored, & moves them to an .mkv container. You'll need to re-encode (HandBrake, VidCoder, et al) to achieve what you want. Expect it to take a while for 4k.

I prefer VidCoder (based on HandBrake core) & imagine other community members can provide additional suggestions.

hel7777
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Re: How do I change the codec h.265 to h.264?

Post by hel7777 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm

Many thanks, I'll try it with HandBrake ...

spl147
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Re: How do I change the codec h.265 to h.264?

Post by spl147 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:52 am

hel7777 wrote:Hello there,

when I ripp a 4k-film makemkv uses the codec h.265. My qnap-nas and my tv don't work with h.265 but with h.264.

My problem is, I do not know how to force makemkv to use the h.264-codec. Has anyone an idea how I do manage this?

Many thanks
hel7777
Then why rip 4K films? Just rip Blu-ray

4K Discs H265
Blu-ray Discs H264

if you don't have a 4K TV why buy 4K Discs?


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Chetwood
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Re: How do I change the codec h.265 to h.264?

Post by Chetwood » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:33 am

hel7777 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:40 pm
My qnap-nas and my tv don't work with h.265 but with h.264.
Get a new NAS or TV then cause re-encoding will take ages and the file will get much bigger.
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