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Nvidia HEVC Encoder: MediaCoder vs Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

HEVC is a successor to the well known H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. In very basic terms, it allows for 4K resolution video to be compressed and streamed on an Internet connection. Encoding video to HEVC is CPU heavy. So when you need to transcode H.264 video to H.265/HEVC files, you'd better find a HEVC Encoder which provides high-quality video encoding with NVIDIA's hardware acceleration.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and Mediacoder are two excellent universal media transcoding softwares which can put together most cutting-edge audio/video technologies into an out-of-box transcoding solution with a rich set of adjustable parameters which let you take full control of your transcoding. Both of them support H.264/H.265 GPU accelerated encoding (NVENC, CUDA) which can reduce a lot of your HEVC and AVC encoding time.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate Overview

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best BD/DVD/Video solution for Windows users to backup BD/DVD, compress disc and transcode video clip to almost all popular video and audio formats. This Video Converter Ultimate can be regarded as BD/DVD backup workaround to copy the entire disc content from hard disc to computer drive and save a complete BD M2TS/DVD VOB movie without extras; it can also be used as a Blu-ray/DVD ripping tool to compress your Blu-ray and DVD collection to MP4, MKV, M4V, AVI and play on iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Windows phones, game consoles, HD media players, and more. What's more, this all-inclusive program is a HD video converter as well, and you can feely convert TiVo, MXF, MOV, and other HD videos to almost all formats.

Features In Brief

- Improving compression/reducing size for audio and video files

- Converting media content for playback on multimedia devices

- Copy Blu-ray/DVD to protect physical discs

- Convert 2D video to 3D and switch 3D format to another

- Extract audio from videos and discs and replace audio in video

- Trim, crop, split, merge, rotate video files

- HEVC NVIDIA NVENC & CUDA encoding acceleration

HEVC GPU Acceleration Encoding Introduction

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has upgraded to version with supporting the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users up to 30x video transcoding speed than before. With it, you can convert H.264 to H.265, copy DVD to H.265, rip Blu-ray to H.265 even can decrypt 4K Blu-ray to H.265 at ultrafast speed.

Note: H.265 CUDA depends on whether your computer is geared up with H.265 encoding capable graphics card. Please refer to the document on official website of nvidia: https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk

Mediacoder Overview

MediaCoder is an universal audio or video batch converter, which puts together lots of excellent audio or video codec's and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution, capable of coding among different audio or video formats. It contains many extra features and expandable architecture. MediaCoder is more than a GUI of a bunch of command line tools.

Features In Brief

- Converting between most popular audio and video formats

- H.264/H.265 GPU accelerated encoding (QuickSync, NVENC, CUDA)

- Ripping BD/DVD/VCD/CD and capturing from video cameras

- Enhancing audio and video contents by various filters

- An extremely rich set of transcoding parameters for adjusting and tuning

- Multi-threaded design and parallel filtering unleashing multi-core power

- Segmental Video Encoding technology for improved parallelization

HEVC GPU Acceleration Encoding Introduction

MediaCoder is finally able to encode with NVENC, NVIDIA's hardware SIP core that performs H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC video encoding. To test NVENC with MediaCoder, please install the latest MediaCoder Full Edition and install the following update.

MediaCoder NVENC Update for x86 (32-bit)

MediaCoder NVENC Update for x64 (64-bit)

Once the update installed, NVENC will appear in the video encoder list. Disable video encoder auto selection and choose NVENC and MediaCoder will encode with NVENC. The supported video format is H.264 and H.265 (if you have a GeForce series 9 card).


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 Desktops & Applications

NVIDIA GeForce - and all others not in the list above (Kepler and Maxwell GPUs) - Desktop and Mobile Computers – limited to 2 encode sessions per system

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate vs. Mediacoder


Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate


Conversion object

Blu-ray disc/ folder/ ISO Image file

only Blu-ray

DVD disc/ folder/ ISO image file/ IFO image file

Only DVD

SD/HD Video

Main features

Full disk copy/directly (main movie) copy

Forced subtitles



Batch conversion


NVIDIA GPU acceleration

Editing functions


Extract audio from video

Output audio formats


Output video formats


Common video formats

HD video formats

3D video formats


Supported output devices

Apple devices


Android devices


Windows devices


Game consoles


Media players


If you want the fastest HEVC NVIDIA Encoder, just choose either of the two.

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