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Install H.265 HEVC codec on Ubuntu with WebCare360
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H.265, or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is a video codec that offers the best quality and compression for media players. It is twice as efficient as the current H.264 standard, making it the ideal codec for high-definition and 4K video. While most media players do not yet support H.265, the codec is slowly becoming more widely adopted as more devices are released that can take advantage of its superior quality.

Because of the use of H.265 HEVC decoder, many players are playing videos that get smaller and smaller today. If a player does not, it will be necessary to install or use the H.265 HEVC decoder service.

Follow the instructions to download and install the H.265 HEVC decoder for Ubuntu Desktop.

Make sure that the third party repository PPA is enabled;

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265
  • Perform the system update;
sudo apt-get update
  • Now install the GStream application on server;
sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-libde265

The above application will install a default H.265 HEVC decoder and will set up a media player to be able to play the media files.

  • If you are using VLC, then install following VLC plug-in by using the following command;
sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

That’s it. Enjoy playing HD video files on your Offshore Dedicated Servers wth WebCare360.