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Import H.265 to VirtualDub

VirtualDub is a free and open-source video capture and video processing utility which is designed to process linear video streams, including filtering and recompression. Some people try to load MKV or MP4 files encoded with H.265/HEVC into VirtualDub for segments deleting, appending, reordering or applying filters. However, it is a great pity that VirtualDub only fails to read this relatively new compression standard. The good news is that you can fix VirtualDub H.265 importing issue with the following listed solutions.

Solution 1: Using VirtualDub FFmpeg Input Plugin

You can download and install VirtualDub FFmpeg Input Plugin from:

Pay attention to the following instructions:
The plugin can be used explicity by opening a file in virtualdub and selecting the plugin in the ‘files of type’ combobox
On virtualdubs file menu click on ‘open video file’
Change the ‘files of type’ combo from ‘all types’ to ‘ffmpeg supported files’
Navigate to and select your file
Click Open
The file will be opened using the ffmpeg plugin if possible, or give an error message for unsupported file types

Solution 2: Load H.265 via AvidSynth or VapourSynthusing FFMS2 or L-SMASH Works as decoder.

Solution 3: Convert H.265/HEVC to VirtualDub Supported AVI

Feel confused or overwhelmed by the complicated process listed in solution 1 or unsatisfied with the large Divx files produced by solution 2. The good news is that there is still a more effective but simple solution for you to fix the codec incompatible issue of H.265 with VirtualDub.  

What you need to do is downloading our powerful H.265 Decoder application - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The program has full importing support for both HD/4K H.265 files wrapped with MP4, MOV or MKV container file formats. Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

This powerful yet ease of use application can assist you to efficiently transcode H.265 to VirtualDub editable AVI file formats with the codec of Divx, Xvid, DV codec at super fast speed and splendid file quality.

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Edit H.265 files with built-in editing options

Before loading H.265 into VirtualDub, you can complete some simple editing tasks with its built-in editing options. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts in the beginning or end, crop video to get off the black edges or unwanted size area, apply special rendering effect, change video brightness, contrast, saturation or add external subtitle to video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10/8.1/8/7. In addition, it supports to produce high quality results with better video/audio quality.

Step by Step to Convert H.265/HEVC to VirtualDub AVI

Step 1: Load H.265/HEVC files into the program.

Install and launch the H.265 Decoder program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load H.265/HEVC MP4/MOV/MKV files files into the program.

Load H.265/HEVC files into the application

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click "Format"bar, from its drop-down option, choose VirtualDub supported AVI format such as "Divx AVI - Audio Video Interleaved (Divx)(*.avi)" or "Xvid AVI - Audio Video Interleaved (Xvid)(*.avi)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output VirtualDub supported editing formats

Step 3: Edit H.265 files with built-in editing options.

Select an H.265 video on the main interface to activate the Edit menu, when a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can trim, crop, apply special effect or insert external subtitle.

Edit H.265 video

Step 4: Begin H.265 to VirtualDub conversion process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from H.265/HEVC to VirtualDub AVI format conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you can click "Open Output Folder" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problems to import and converted files with VirtualDub.

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