Playing HEVC Files on VLC Media Player: Easy Setup and Playback
Playing HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) files on VLC is relatively straightforward. VLC is a free and open-source media player that can play a wide range of audio and video formats, including HEVC.
It's important to note that VLC started supporting HEVC videos from version 2.1.0. If you're using an older version of VLC, you may need to upgrade to the latest version to play HEVC files smoothly.
Follow the steps below to play HEVC files on VLC:
Step 1: Download VLC Media Player
If you don't have VLC Media Player installed on your computer, you can download it for free.
Step 2: Launch VLC Media Player
Once you have downloaded and installed VLC, launch the media player.
Step 3: Open the HEVC file
To open an HEVC file in VLC, go to the "Media" menu and select "Open File." Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + O" to open the file. Navigate to the location where the HEVC file is stored and select it.
Step 4: Wait for the file to load
After selecting the HEVC file, VLC will take a few seconds to load the file. Depending on the size of the file, this process may take some time.
Step 5: Play the HEVC file
Once the HEVC file has loaded, VLC will automatically start playing the video. You can use the media player's control buttons to pause, stop, and adjust the volume of the video.
Step 6: Adjust the video settings (optional)
If you experience any issues with the video playback, you may need to adjust the video settings.
To access the video settings, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Preferences."
In the preferences window, click on the "Input/Codecs" tab and select "Hardware-accelerated decoding" to "Automatic" or "Disabled" from the dropdown list.
You can also change the "Skip H.264 in-loop deblocking filter" settings to "All" or "None" from the drop-down list.