H.265 Streaming: Try on The New 4K Streaming Mode
Why H.265 streaming? Well with similar file size a H.265 streaming video can render more pixels than a H.264 video or a VP8 video, thus giving better 4K streaming image qualities and saving the streaming time. So here come the questions: Where can I find more H.265 streaming videos? What other video codecs can match H.265/HEVC streaming, and what are the obsolete ones you shouldn't download any more? This article gives the answers one by one.
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What's H.265 Streaming and Why Should I Use H.265 Codec?
H.265 streaming is the successor of H.264 and is gaining increasing popularity with 4K streaming been accepted. It's specially nifty of H.265 streaming to maintain 4K UHD video quality even under a high compression rate, while it has some drawbacks:
1. H.265 codec is a more complex codec than others, thus taking longer to decode;
2. H.265 streaming, or 4K streaming places higher demand on your CPU;
3. Most browsers don't support H.265 streaming, including Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
5KPlayer is Bringing H.265 streaming to a Higher Stage
- It set up H.265 streaming from iPhone (6S) to Mac/Windows, or H.265 streaming from Mac/Windows to Apple TV (4) when connected to the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet. [Only after you transcode H.265 into AirPlay supported format].
- If you don't feel like to transcode H.265/HEVC, use AirPlay Mirroring of 5KPlayer to replicate the whole screen of iPhone/iPad /Mac to Mac/Windows.
- 5KPlayer configures native H.265 codec, rendering more sleek video playback than H.265 streaming with external codec packs. Furthermore, you can play H.264,MKV, MOV, AVCHD, etc.
Best Websites for H.265 Streaming
YouTube and Vevo, as well as most video sharing websites, don't support H.265 currently. You have to transcode H.265 before uploading a video to YouTube. While as a more space-saving way to store videos, H.265 codec is highly possible to be widespread in near future.
H.265 Streaming VS VP9
With 4K streaming comes the updating of video codec, and 5KPlayer deems the acceptance of H.265/HEVC to be a time-consuming process, thus building support for H.265, H.264, VP8 and VP9 to leave a buffer zone.
H.264 currently is the most widespread video code of 4K streaming, and VP9, which bolsters best compatibility with web browsers, are 4K streaming in different shapes.