Play H.265/HEVC Videos with Best H.265/HEVC Video Player


Searching for the best H.265/HEVC Video Players? can't play H.265/HEVC on Windows PC or Mac? You're definitely in the right place. In this articles, we would like share some best and free H.265/HEVC Video Players for Windows and Mac, after reading, you can select the desired one to play H.265/HEVC video files in best video effect.

As H.265/HEVC codec are widely used in some 4K streaming videos, and more and more device are up-to-date to support taking H.265/HEVC videos, which can compress video size twice as efficiently as H.264/AVC and provide high resolution videos with more pixels. But if your Windows PC or Mac are in the older version, your H.265/HEVC videos probably won't be played smoothly, so a third party and professional H.265/HEVC video player software is essential. Below are some options for you.

Option 1. Brorsoft Player

Brorsoft Player 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.
  • Get sharper, vivid effect to play 4K H.265/HEVC videos on PC/Mac. 
  • Play 4K/1080P Blu-ray/DVD discs in high definition with DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD. 
  • Select any period of times and make animated GIF file for sharing to have more fun.  
  • Take snapshot of the shining moment of your movies.  
  • Record what's happening on the screen as a straightforward video. It saves time and is quite effective.
  • Add a bookmark of the video for watching later or return to recent viewed point as you like.
  • 100% clean, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.

Option 2. VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open source multimedia player that can play various videos formats like H.264, MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, etc without the need of codec packs. But for playing an H.265/HEVC format video, it requires to download a specific x265 as a free software library and application for encoding video streams into the H.265/MPEG-H HEVC compression format. Otherwise, VLC will not support H.265 video playback flawlessly, e.g. there is not showing audio, stutters, etc.

Editor Note: There is no problem to play HEVC/H.265 video on Windows 10 this is because it adds the support of H.265/HEVC codec. But if you are working with Windows 8 or lower, HEVC playback issue will occur unless you install x265 or other media player supporting H265/HEVC.

Option 3. KMPlayer

KMPlayer is a free and powerful media player that covers a various different types of contained formats without any separate codec. The player provides both internal and external filters with a fully controlled environment in terms of connections to other splitters, decoders, audio/video transform filters and renderers without grappling with the DirectShow merit system, make it as one of the excellent HEVC/H.265 players, even though it uses to installing bloatware together with insane ads at the startup.

Note: There's still lots of H.265/HEVC video and KM Player playback errors posted online.


Now, pickup your desired one to play H.265/HEVC videos on Windows PC/ Mac with ease. Base upon the comparison, Brorsoft Player is the best H.265/HEVC video players designed with versatile functions and highly recommended to you.

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