How to Play 4K HEVC H.265 videos with VLC Alternative
VLC claimed that it could support HEVC H.265 video format with proper codec installed like libde265. However, a lot of VLC users mentioned that they still encountered issues while playing H.265 videos in VLC;
"I was trying to watch a h265 video 4k resolution but VLC didn't offer a good experience. Hiccups and grey pixels. I red somewhere that vlc doesn't provide hw acceleration for h265 videos. Any other player you can recommend for 4k h265 video files?"
"When I play a mkv H.265 file on VLC, it stutters, freezes and sometimes crashes. It won't work It also uses a lot CPU. Questions are, why doesn't VLC player works with 4k hevc files?"
In this article, we will teach you how to get a best VLC Alternative to play 4K H.265 files on Windows&Mac.
For those users who do not know how to get VLC H.265 codec, we will explain in detail below so as to users can have a try before looking for another player.
Install libde265 in VLC
When you try to import H.265/HEVC video to VLC, you may get error message like "No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "hevc". Unfortunately there's no way for you to fix this."
To fix this we need to install libde265, which is an open source implementation of the h.265 video codec.We will install libde265 via PPA. To install open Terminal and run the commands below:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265
VLC should now play these media files after installation has been completed successfully.
While if you still can not get 4K H.265 played well in VLC media player? Here comes Brorsoft 8K Video Player (Mac version). It is the all-in-one and best H.265/HEVC video player with recording fuction for your Windows PC and Mac. It supports 4K Ultra-HD and HEVC/H.265 Videos perfectly, you don't need to download extra codec (encoder or decoder) or a plug-in, and play 4K/8K/HD MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, etc videos encoded with H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 on PC/Mac smoothly. What's more, this prefect video player also supports Blu-ray/DVD discs playback in any region without hassle. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to get the best VLC Alternative to play 4K H.265 videos.
How to Use Best VLC Alternative to Play 4K H.265 files
Step One: Free download, install and launch this high efficient player for H.265 on your Mac or PC.
* Drag & drop 4K H.265 file to the main panel of this free H.265 player;
* Click "Video" button on the main interface to add H.265 video for playback;
* Right click on target H.265 file, and navigate to "Open with 8KPlayer" option
Now, you can enjoy the 4K H.265 video files in Brorsoft 8K Video Player freely.