How to Upload H.265 MKV to YouTube for Sharing Widely

Got some H.265 MKV files and wanna share them on YouTube? As I know MKV can be supported by YouTube, but YouTube doesn’t not support H.265 codec. Now I’m looking for the method to upload H.265 MKV to YouTube easily.

From someone’s shared tutorial I know that to upload H.265 encode MKV files to YouTube to share with your family members, friends, colleagues, etc. you’ll need to convert H.265 MKV to YouTube supported file formats first.

Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is just a common H.265 MKV converter like Brorsoft Video Converter (or Mac). With it, any MKV videos in H.265/HEVC can be totally decoded or encoded as you want. Quality is as good as the original one. Just get the program and follow the step-by-step guide on how to convert MKV H.265 to YouTube in a few clicks!

YouTube Video Upload Requirements:

File Size and Duration

Videos within 15 minutes or longer for a verified account can be uploaded to YouTube. And the maximum 20GB in size is allowed. 8,000 Kbps or 50,000 Kbps for 1080P video is recommended by them. But you can resize YouTube videos in smaller size to avoid the waiting and reduce the bandwidth usage. And for SD 4:3 video, use a resolution of 640×480. For SD 16:9 widescreen video use 854×480, and for HD video use either 1280×720 or 1920×1080.

Video Formats Accepted by YouTube

On the list of YouTube supported video formats there are MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, FLV, MPEG, MKV, SWF. However, you’re suggested to compress/shrink video for YouTube in smaller-size formats like WMV, AVI, FLV.

How to convert H.265 MKV to YouTube easily and fast

Step 1: Download, install and run the H.265/HEVC Converter on your PC, and then click Add Video button to add the H.265 video files. You can also directly drag and drop your video files to the program.

Step 2: Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your H.265 MKV videos on YouTube, .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .3gp format from Common Video are all the proper formats.

You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. If your original videos are too large, you can learn how to compress videos for YouTube here.

Step 3: If you want to do some simple edits before conversion, you can click this “Pencil” icon to enter into this interface below. In this UI, you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.

Step 4: After everything is OK, simply press the Arrow-like Convert button to start the H.265 MKV to YouTube conversion. When the conversion ends, you can tap the Open button to locate the converted files.

Guide on Uploading video files to YouTube

1. Sign into YouTube.
2. Click the Upload link at the top of the page.
3. Select the video you’d like to upload from your computer. (Enter as much information about your video as possible, including Title, Description, Tags, and Category.)

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1 thought on “How to Upload H.265 MKV to YouTube for Sharing Widely”

  1. There are news for YouTube H.265 support. But when I try to upload a H.265 video to YouTube, it reject the file. Followed your way, I can now post it easily. Thanks.

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