Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
Robust as it is, VLC still falls short in terms of H.265/HEVC decoding and 4K video playback. You cannot 100% count on VLC to playback H.265 HEVC Ultra HD 4K videos since many problems have already surfaced and spotted by VLC users. What are those VLC H265/HEVC playback issues? How to solve VLC HEVC/H.265 4K playback errors?
If you have ransacked the internet but find no way to tackle VLC H.265/HEVC 4K playback problems, we sincerely recommend you the simplest, most brilliant and professional tool 4K UHD video player- 5KPlayer. This H.265/HEVC dedicated media player is designed specifically for 4K H.265/HEVC playback with outstanding Mac/Windows harware decoding feature.
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Steps: Use 5KPlayer to playback the H.265/HEVC 4K videos failed in VLC;
If playbacks of HEVC/H.265 4K in VLC failed, you can resort to 5KPlayer as an emergency call.
* Drag & drop H.265/HEVC files not playing in VLC to the main interface of H.265 player -5KPlayer;
* Click "Video" button on the main interface to add H.265 video failed playing in VLC;
* Right click on the H.265 file, and navigate to "Open with 5KPlayer" option.
VLC alternative 5KPlayer will automatically play your HEVC H.265 4K video in a smooth manner.
On top of handling H.265/HEVC better than VLC, this media software 5KPlayer actually supports both HEVC and VP9 video compression formats that are at the heart of a technologically and legally complicated fray for the future of 4K video. But whatever they are fighting for, we end users can always benefit from the free services brought by 5KPlayer: H.265 streaming, 4K downloading and playback and even 4K Blu-ray video playback in the near future.
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