Nvidia H.265/HEVC Encoding: MediaCoder vs Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Diana Joan

Jan 12, 2017 04:12 am / Posted by Diana Joan

By encoding your media library in H.265/HEVC, you can get a good quality video with the smallest file size. To encode H.265, there are a whole collection of tools and utilities, one of the most common way is encoding H.265 with Handbrake by using your computer's CPU, which may take a considerable amount of time depending on the power of your CPU. If you are look for a fast way to encode H.265/HEVC, you are highly recommended to use Nvidia GPU hardware acceleration, which supports H.265 encoding acceleration if you run a PC with Nvidia Maxell (GM206) or Pascal GPU technology enabled Graphic Card. The following article will introduce and compare Nvidia H.265 encoding by using MediaCoder and Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

MediaCoder VS Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Encode H.265 with MediaCoder

MediaCoder is finally able to encode with NVENC, you can test NVENC with MediaCoder by installing the latest MediaCoder Full Edition and the following update:
MediaCoder NCENC Update for x86 (32-bit)
MediaCoder NVENC Update for x64 (64-bit)

When the update is completed, NVENC will appear in the video encoder list. Disable video encoder auto selection and choose NVENC option and MediaCoder will encode with NVENC. You can use NVENC to encode H.264 and H.265 (if you have a GeForce series 9 card). Currently the configuration tab for NVENC is not yet done as the support for NVENC is just initial and is still being worked on. To adjust the output profile parameters, hit the "Encoder" button. You can do more parameters changing in future updates.

Following are the Nvidia GPU Graphic card that supports NVENC

- NVIDIA Quadro K4000 and above - Desktop Workstation
- NVIDIA Quadro K2000M and above - Mobile Workstation
- NVIDIA Tesla K10 and above - High Performance Computing
- NVIDIA GRID - Virtual Desktop & Applications
- NVIDIA GeForce - and all others not in the list above (Kepler and Maxell GPUs) - Desktop and Mobile Computers - limited to 2 encode sessition per system

Encode H.265 with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Like Handbrake, the process of encoding H.265 with MediaCoder by using NVENC may be too complicated for some non-tech savy. If you are looking for an easy, safe and powerful program that supports Nvidia GPU H.265 encoding acceleration, you can't miss Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which offers an easy to navigate interface, you can finish the whole encoding process with just few clicks.

The program offers a comprehensive workaround for you to encode virtually any digital video formats and also commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc to H.265 MP4/MKV with perfect output quality and up to 30x encoding speed. Besides encoding media to H.265, the program also faciliates you to decode H.265 to H.264 or other popular digital file formats for smoothly viewing H.265 files on computer, media player, game consoles, smartphone, tablets or TVs, etc.

Simple Guide to Encode Video/DVD/Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Step 1: Import video or load Blu-ray/DVD disc into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to import digital file formats into the program, for load Blu-ray or DVD disc, insert your DVD disc into your computer's optical drive and your Blu-ray disc into an external Blu-ray drive, click "File" > "Load from Disc" to load Blu-ray/DVD disc into the program.

load video/dvd/blu-ray

Step 2: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click "Tools" > "Options", in the opened "Options" window, click "Acceleration" menu, then check "Enable GPU Encode Acceleration" otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.

Enable GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 3: Output H.265 MP4 or MKV format.

Click "Format" drop-down bar, scroll down to select "Common Video" > "H.265 Video(*.MP4)" as the output file format.

Output H.265 MP4 video

For outputting H.265 MKV format, select "HD Video" > "MKV HD Video(*.mp4)" to output, then hit "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, under Video settings panel, click "Codec" drop-down selection, choose "H.265" as your final output file codec.

Output H.265 MKV

Step 4. Adjust output file parameters (Optional)

You are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters if you are not satisfied with the default settings. Presets like size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. can be customized in your own way.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 5: Begin the H.265/HECV codec encoding process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC encoding process.
When the conversion is completed, you will get a perfect quality H.265/HEVC file with smaller file size for smoothly viewing and streaming on different devices.


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