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Best x265 HEVC Player for Windows 10/8/7 or Mac to Play x265/hevc

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, is a new video compression standard, developed by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC). H.265/HEVC is a cutting-edge, high-efficiency video codec that particularly useful for streaming 4K/8K video. Higher efficiency usually comes with complexity that is why H.265 codec is far more difficult to play.

What is the best media player for Windows to play HEVC files? Is it VLC?

Searching online and I got some tech support. Although it is claimed latest version of VLC (2.2.0) should enable both HEV1 and HEV2 formats of HEVC, viewing H.265/HEVC files in VLC is not so easy as we image. As the problems I occurred, the latest VLC media player still does not support H.265 video playback perfectly: there is stutters, not showing audio, etc issues. Well, don’t let it be your playback hurdle. Some workarounds I’ve found out online. Now share with you two easy solutions to import H.265/HEVC video in VLC Player on desktop Windows 10/8/7 PC or mac os x

Solution 1: Download and install K-Lite Codec Pack

a. Playback of x265 supports the K-Lite codec pack installed in system starting from version 10.1.0: Download K-Lite
b. If you don’t want to install anything superfluous, try LAV 0.59.1 or later version: Download LAVFilters
c. Playing of x265 supports by VLC media player starting from version 2.1.1: Download VLC
d. Media Player Classic BE: Download MPC BE

Take a simple click, it’s super easy to play H.265/HEVC videos.

Important Note: Changelog 10.7.1 to 10.7.5 of K-Lite Codec Pack has added support for hardware accelerated decoding of HEVC/H.265 video. Because all currently available hardware does not yet contain a fixed-function decoder for HEVC, the current implementation utilizes the general shader and video processing units of the GPU. What’s more, it can be installed on Windows only. For Mac users, it won’t work at all.

Solution 2: Using a great x265 HEVC Player to Play x265 hevc directly

And now, UFUSoft Blu-ray Video Player can not only play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO image file, but also play any 4K UDH or HD video and common video like MTS, M2TS, XAVC, XAVC S, MXF, MP4, VP9, TS, MKV, MOV, MPEG, and also x265 hevc with super high video quality. It is also the professional x265 hevc Media Player software to play your own x265 hevc video with perfect image quality on your wide screen. For Mac user, you can choose Mac x265 HEVC Player to Play x265 hevc on mac os x.

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How to enjoy any x265 hevc on PC with this x265 hevc Media Player software? This step-by-step guide would show you the detailed information of playing x265 hevc video with this software。

Step 1: Free download and launch the program

Here you can free download UFUSoft x265 hevc media player and install it on your computer. And then launch the program to open the main interface.

Step 2: Open x265 hevc video to the program

You can click “Open File” button in the main interface to select the x265 hevc video file and add it to the program. Or you can click “File” drop-down button to select “Open File” option to open the video file.

x265 hevc Video/Media Player

Step 3: Start to play x265 hevc video

Well, after adding x265 hevc video file, this program would start to play it automatically. And you can full enjoy the favorite video and brilliant image.

Play a x265 hevc video File

Step 4: Adjust the video effect as you like

Of course, this program allows you to adjust the video and audio effect to get the perfect the audiovisual effect. You can easily adjust the audio track, channel and device by opening the “Audio” drop-down button, and adjust the video track and screen size by opening the “Video” drop-down button. And even you are allowed to select the deinterlace type.

Step 5: Play the next x265 hevc video

If you want to choose the next x265 hevc file to watch, you can click “Stop” button to come back the main interface to open the next one.