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HEVC 4K Ultra HD Media Player VLC for Mac OS X

4K Ultra HD VLC media player, screenshot

Today, the libde265 team released a HEVC production version of the popular VLC media player. The libde265 HEVC enabled release is capable to view HEVC video in 4K Ultra HD resolution at 30 frames per second on a standard Mac. The minimum system requirements for viewing HEVC video in 4K UHD resolution are

  • Intel Core i7 with 4 cores, running at 2.3GHz.

The VLC media player with libde265 HEVC video codec enabled is available for download in the current release version 2.1.4 (Intel 64bit) on

We now have released the source code modifications to GitHub. Libde265 has been directly integrated as VLC decoder plugin.

For VLC 2.1.x (current release branch):

For VLC 2.2.x (current development branch):

We also made a new release based on latest VLC release 2.14 which adds libde265 decoding for HEVC video.

Again, the MacOS X binary release download link:

Some example video files (more to come soon):



  1. Faraz
    September 21st

    Thank you very much for the update and for creating VLC for mac.

  2. Jav
    August 16th

    Hello, when I try to play a video it only plays a green screen, do you know why?

  3. xisam
    September 19th

    same here, all videos green now and lots of artefacts. running on a macbook pro 2013