Flussonic Media Server documentation

Playing H.265

H.265 (High Efficiency Video Compression — HEVC) is a new video compression format that gradually comes to replace H.264. Reducing the file size compared to the previous H.264 standard can reach 25-50%. At this image quality remains high. Supports frame formats up to 8K (UHDTV) with a resolution of 8192 × 4320 pixels.

Instead of macroblocks that were used in H.264, blocks with a tree-like encoding structure are used in HEVC. Winning the HEVC encoder in the application of larger blocks. The use of such blocks increases the efficiency of encoding while reducing the decoding time.

H.265 is a solution for screen sizes higher than FullHD and is supported on various encoders: software, GPU (Nvidia NVENC, Intel Quick Sync), hardware.

H.265 can be found on satellite TV and IP cameras.

H.265 support in browsers Anchor Anchor x2

Important! Of the browsers to show H.265 now can only Microsoft Edge (version 16 and later) and Safari (version 11 and later). From mobile browsers — Safari and Chrome for iOS (version 11.0 and later).

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On smartphones, at the moment H.265 is likely to be played on the processor, thus heavily loading the battery of the device.

H.265 also plays on set-top boxes and SmartTV.

H.265 support in protocols Anchor Anchor x2

  • In the HLS protocol, the H.265 format has been maintained for a long time.
  • In the MPEG-TS protocol, the H.265 format is supported.
  • In the RTSP protocol, the H.265 is supported. There is packaging in both SDP and RTP. Remains an old nuance with the transfer of bframes to RTSP, but this is a separate problem.

H.265 support in players Anchor Anchor x2

The latest versions of VLC Media Player have built-in support for the H.265 format.