As a free video converter, MediaCoder stands out from the crowd thanks to its sheer speed and the number of video and audio formats it supports. For those people who are looking for a free program that supports H.265 encoding with NVENC, MediaCoder is absolutely your first choice. Just install the latest MediaCoder Full Edition and the MediaCoder NVENC Update for x86 (32-bit) or MediaCoder NVENC Update for x64 (64-bit), the NVENC will appear in the video encoder list. Disable video encoder auto selection and choose NVENC and MediaCoder will encode with NVENC. However, sometimes, as the interface of MediaCoder is slightly intimidating, users can be easily become overwhelmed by what's offer by the program and it would be very difficult for to take greater control of each process to get a good quality H.265 files. Fortunately, there are some MediaCoder Nvidia H.265 encoder alternatives out there. The following parts has listed 6 best one for you as a reference.
Best MediaCoder H.265 Encoder Alternatives
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the one stop solution to encode all media file types to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV. You can either copy your favorite movies on Blu-ray/DVD disc into H.265/HEVC format for local backup with perfect quality but small file size, or convert online downloaded movies into H.265 file codec for viewing on 4K TV or playing on 4K capable devices or programs.
Besides encoding H.265, you can also use the program to decode H.265 to H.264 or other popular digital file formats for smoothly viewing and playing H.265 on computer, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, media players, TVs, etc.
No 2: Pavtube Video Converter
Different from Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the program only helps to encode digital video file formats to H.265 format. With enhanced media compatibility, the program can do you a great favor to efficently encode common SD video, HD video, 2K video and even 4K video to H.265 or HEVC with perfect quality. For advanced users, you can get better control of encoding process by flexbily adjusting output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc.
Pavtube HD Video Converter has the same function as Pavtube Video Converter. It can facilitate you to encode H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV from virtual any digital file formats with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD. One of the big merits of this program is the full editing package the program offers, so that you can get your desired H.265 file formats by trimming or cut off unwantd parts or segments, split large H.265 video into small clips by file size, count or length, deinterlace intelaced H.265 video into progressive form, crop out black bars or unwanted area, apply special rendering effect, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle.
No 4: Cinemartin
Cinec is one of the firsts to provide an H.265 encoder for windows. With Cinemartin Cinec 4.0 you can convert videos from almost any input to H.265 HEVC codec format from up to 8K with the best pictures at the best size.
Cinec 4.0 features the third upgrade of the popular H.265 encoder, now with support for 10-Bit and up to 8K. It has several advantages over previous 2nd upgrade (In Cinec 3.X) including wider formats supported, it is more faster, now includes support for encoding to h265 at 8bit or 10bit, and enhanced disk space size saving capabilities (save around 40-50% of disk space compared to 3.0). Cinec v4.0 allows also conversions from H.265 to other formats. So TO / FROM HEVC H.265 is done with Cinec 4.0+
No 5: FFmpeg
FFmpeg support for HEVC encoding using the x265 encoder. (The libx265 is under heavy development, the API may change). In order to obtain a copy of ffmpeg with libx265 support, you need to build it yourself, adding the --enable-libx265 configuration flag, with x265 being installed on your system. You can also download a static build, all of which bundle libx265.
No 6: StaxRip
If you want to use NVENC to encode HEVC videos, you'll need to download a program called StaxRip. Just drag your source file into the Source box of StaxRip, click Automatic when the pop-up appears, and then click okay. The program will then briefly demux the file to prepare for encoding. You can change the output encoder by clicking on the x264 text and change this to Nvidia H.265. Then, click on Encoder Options under the Nvidia H.265 header, and change the mode to CQP. Leave the other values at their defaults.
After choosing CQP mode, or optionally VBR, return to the StaxRip main screen. From there, click on the "Edit" text next to the audio box that by default should say "AAC VBR 2.0 ~115 Kbps". In this screen choose AC3 as a codec with 6 channels and a quality of 256 kbps. Also, uncheck the normalize box. Again, you can play around with these settings to adjust the audio delivered with your video.
Click Next, then Start to begin the encode. Eventually it will complete itself and notify you in the log screen that appears.