How to Solve VLC H265 HEVC 4K Playback Problems
Robust as it is, VLC still falls short in terms of h265/hevc decoding and 4K video playback. You cannot 100% count on VLC to play back h265/hevc Ultra HD videos since many problems have already surfaced and spotted by VLC users. What are those VLC H265 playback issues?
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Common VLC h265 Playback Issues:
Playing H.265 encoded videos on VLC Player 2.2.1 and get the errors like
[Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format "hevc" (MPEG-H Part2/HEVC (H.265))"]
Solution 1: Try the latest version 3.0.0 VLC for H265 playback.
Although the nightly version of VLC highlights in Blu-ray playback, VLC HEVC and other codecs decoding abilities have been substantially enhanced on average. Tough H265 VLC codec pack is not recommended, that’s your choice to make.
Solution 2: Turn to 5KPlayer –best replacement of VLC for H.265 playback.
H265 HEVC exclusive 5KPlayer freeware with in-built H265/264 codecs plays HEVC videos in whatever format –MKV/AVI/MP4 without burden. It has wide format support as well as strong rendering power.
Playing h265/HEVC in VLC, you get choppy playbacks and endless hiccups and glitches which are largely resulted from the software decoding difficulties and lack of hardware support. This is not technically the problem of VLC; it's the problem of overall software decoding. Software decoding files compressed in H.265 will generally cause video-audio delay or even framedrop. The UVD decoding engine of AMD has boosted the capability of many CPUs for software decoding H.264, but it cannot catch up with H.265 decoding, and it takes effort to spread codec support to countless operating systems.
Solution 1: You can purchase an intel-i7-core processor for pure software decoding of H.265/HEVC, or get a great GPU for hardware acceleration to help decoding h265. Otherwise, you may have to bow to the hardware reality.
Solution 2: Convert H.265 to H.264 ordinary compression format with proper converter software. Common computers now can handle H.264 decoding with average intel i5 Processer pretty well. So, why not bend the higher bar for H265 ubiquity a little bit.