What is HEVC?
HEVC stands for High Efficiency Video Coding and it’s used for compressing, recording and distributing digital video. It’s also called H.265, and was developed as a sort of successor to AVC, also known as H.264. HEVC is considered superior to AVC because HEVC can reduce file sizes even further than AVC, and thus reduce the required bandwidth to distribute live streams.
What is MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert HEVC to MP4 online?
- Choose a HEVC file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert HEVC to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than HEVC?
MP4 isn’t necessarily better than HEVC, because technically they aren’t the same thing. HEVC is an encoding standard and MP4 is a type of file container. So you could actually place an HEVC codec in an MP4 file. In terms of versatility, MP4 might be more useful than HEVC because MP4 files are accepted by most online video platforms, video editing software, and can be played across multiple devices. Ultimately, it depends on what you’re planning to use your video for.