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What is VVC/H.266 Video Codec? How to Play VVC Videos?

Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: August 27, 2020 | 2 Min Read

The new video encoding and decoding standard – VVC (Versatile Video Coding) project is on-going and is expected to be completed before the close of 2023. This project aims at the brand new generation video compression technology VVC that performs even better than the HEVC standard, and claims to enable the delivery of UHD services at bit rates. What is VVC (H.266)? How to play MP4, MKV or AVI videos encoded with VVC/H.266 video codec? This guide will tell you something.

How to Play VVC Videos without Downloading VVC Video Codec?

5KPlayer, a versatile media player for 4K HDR UHD etc video playback, is now under active development to become a professional VVC video player for Windows and Mac to play VVC (H.266) videos without downloading VVC/H.266 video codec.

VVC Video Player

What is VVC/H.266 Video Codec?

VVC (Versatile Video Coding) is a brand-new video compression technology that is under positive development to help reduce video size while not sacrifice the quality. Under this standard, the video compression efficiency will increase about 50% that even gains over HEVC of 40 percent. That is to say, a 1GB movie encoded with VVC video codec will be compressed to around 500MB yet the video image and sound quality will stay the same.

VVC (H.266) video codec is especially designed to aid in the smoothness of higher-quality video services such as 360° omnidirectional immersive multimedia, high-dynamic-range (HDR) video and conventional dynamic range video. As of now, obvious effectiveness of VVC video codec has been shown on ultra-high (UHD) videos. In the near future, it is possible to enable twice as much 360°/HDR video content as now to be stored on a disk and server, or sent through a streaming service like YouTube, Dailymotion and Vevo.

VVC Video Codec

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