Guide to Download HEVC H265 Video in MKV MP4 4K UHD

Posted by Bertha Miller to HEVC Video Download, 4K UHD | Last Updated on Dec.3, 2018

We stream HEVC H.265 videos from YouTube, Vimeo etc., play HEVC codec videos on iPhone iPad Mac based on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, record 4K H.265 video recordings with camcorders or mobile cameras. It's never been so clear that it's an era of H265/HEVC. H.265, also known as HEVC, is a new video compression standard that's famous for the better visual quality and smaller file size compared to AVCHD H.264.

Nonetheless, though you can play H265 files on HEVC players like VLC, 5KPlayer, with optimal quality, the fact is that sources are limited. Most of the time, you absolutely have no HEVC videos for watching. Thus you need to get HEVC H.265 video download from online. This article introduces the most effective way to download HEVC H265 videos from popular source sites.

Best Tool for HEVC H265 Video Codec Download

Numerous sites say they can free download HEVC H265 movies and videos, yet you get nothing but be redirected to the endless commercial sites. Actually, to download HEVC codec videos indeed, you need a H265 video downloader that's capable of downloading 4K HEVC H265 codec clips in MKV MP4 AVI etc. MacX Video Converter Pro is the one you're looking for.

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Tutorial: How to Download 4K HEVC H.265 Videos from YouTube Vimeo

Before everything, you need free download the H265 video downloader for Mac or Windows version for PCs. Then launch it to get ready for H265 4K video download.

Step 1: Navigate to YouTube page to copy the target HEVC 4K video URL. Back to the program and click on YouTube icon > Paste & Analyze button to detect the H265 video URL.
Step 2: Then you're asked to choose output format. Given that you're willing to get H.265 codec video download, you're suggested to choose HEVC theoretically. But the truth is that sites YouTube and Vimeo only support VP9, H.264 codec 4K videos, thus you can choose either one in MP4, WebM, MKV 3840×2160 pixel here.

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Step 3: Check the box of Auto add to convert list on the right panel. And click on Browse button to specify the output folder to save the downloaded 4K UHD H.265 videos.
Step 4: Tap Download Now icon to start downloading MP4 4K H.265/HEVC video immediately. The process will be accomplished within a short time. But it all depends on the duration of the video itself. In our test, no more than 30 seconds are needed for a 3-5 minutes video on YouTube.

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Step 5: Back to the main interface, you can see the downloaded YouTube 4K video on the convert list. Click on the output profile icon next to the gear button to choose HEVC as output format and tap Done. Then hit the RUN button, you'll be able to convert VP9 or H264 4K to HEVC 4K right now. And your video file size will be reduced up to the hilt. In our tests, a two-minute H.264 4K trailer was reduced from 162.2MB to 38.4MB in size after converted to H.265 4K.

How to Get HEVC/H.265 Videos from Sample Sites

Well, the above method for H265 video download mainly aims at watching HEVC H265 footages. But there still some time that you just wanna get a H.265 video for testing or something else. In these cases, you can get H.265 demo video download from some sample sites. This could be much easier, you just visit the sample site, click on the H265 video, it will be downloaded. But a big disadvantage to sample H.265 video download is that there are limited sites and HEVC H.265 videos available for downloading. Anyway, we list some popular H.265 video sites and H.265 sample videos here.

Sites for H265 Video Download

Top HEVC/H265 Sample Videos


Tears of Steel



Spreed - The Meeting

Austrian Alps Time-lapse


Big Buck Bunny



Elephants Dream


However, the limited H.265 video demos surely cannot meet the needs of HEVC watching. Thus you're more recommended to free download HEVC mobile movies, HEVC MKV movies of 100MB or so, H265 Hollywood Bollywood movies with MacX H265 Video Downloader above.

Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Dec 3, 2018

Download HEVC/H265 Videos from YouTube, Vimeo etc.

MacX Video Converter Pro is an excellent H265 video downloader and converter, which is capable of download VP8, VP9, H.264 HEVC 4K videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook etc., and convert VP8, VP9, H.264 to HEVC/H.265 for clearer image and up to 50% smaller file size.

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