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
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): https://github.com/strukturag/vlc-2.1/compare/master...native-libde265-codec?expand=1 For VLC 2.2.x (current development branch): https://github.com/strukturag/vlc/compare/master...native-libde265-codec?expand=1 We also made a new release based on latest VLC release 2.14 which adds libde265 decoding for HEVC video. https://github.com/strukturag/vlc-2.1/releases/tag/2.1.4-libde265 Again, the MacOS X binary release download link: https://github.com/strukturag/vlc-2.1/releases/latest
Some example video files (more to come soon):