The High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard that has been created by ITU and ISO standardisation bodies. The main goal for it was a significantly improved video compression compared with the preceding standards, like H.264/AVC for example. It aims the next-generation HDTV screens and content capture systems with progressive scanned frame rates and display resolutions from QVGA to 4320p. HEVC was developed to allow video content to have a data compression ratio of up to 1000:1.
As H.265 is basically the codec of the future, still waiting to be fully implemented, watching H.265 encoded videos may seem like a challenge. But there is a great solution to it. Find out how to play HEVC on your Mac with the high-efficiency H.265 player.
This is how to play H.265/HEVC files on Mac:
1. Download the app.
1.1. Buy Elmedia Universal Video Player from the Mac App Store from your Apple account. Don't forget to provide a valid payment method to make purchases. Click on the price (Buy) under the app icon. After the payment went through, the app will download on your computer and you can install and open it.
1.2. Also, the software is available on this website. You can download it for free with one click and enjoy its services.
2. Play H.265/HEVC
Elmedia offers several convenient ways to add files to it:
3. Get the most out of your player.
Now that you know how to play H.265 files on Mac you'll be happy to find out that Elmedia Player supports an impressive variety of other file types, like FLV, RM and RV (Real), MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, and many others.
NB. When comparing H.265 and H.264 the first is superior in quality, size, etc. However H.264 codec is currently supported by many common devices. Whichever you need to play, Elmedia Player will be there for you.