4K UHD is a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels, which delivers four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD. It looks even more real than actual life. There are a number of different 4K resolutions, a common one of which is 4096×2160, for a total resolution of 8,847,360 pixels.

Whether you are wanting to watch stunning new HEVC videos on your huge widescreen computer monitor, or on your smartphone, having a piece of software that is capable of playing this increasingly popular and widely used format of ultra high definition video smoothly will make all the difference in how much you enjoy the experience. Below you will find a list and description of five of the very best H.265/HEVC video players that are currently out there.

Top 5 H.265/HEVC video players

1. VLC Player
VLC player has support for a very large range of codecs, making it possible to play back virtually any type of video file (as well as audio). It can also play DVDs and various streaming protocols. The VLC project has merged support for x265 to provide support for HEVC/H.265 in the popular open-source cross-platform media player. It is available for free for Mac OS X and for Windows machines.

2. DivX Player
DivX Player is promoted as a very high quality media player and is known as another robust HEVC video file player. It supports DivX HEVC video with the HEVC plugin, as well as regular DivX and DivX Plus. By using its DivX Media Server one can stream music, video and photos to any DLNA-compatible device at home like PS3, XBOX, or Samsung Galaxy line of product. With the Stream To feature in player user can also control which device they can stream their videos to.

3. PotPlayer
Another player that can play HEVC file is the PotPlayer, which is a free advanced multimedia player. Plenty of features and rich customization. No need to install different codecs all the time when using the player. Enhanced H/w-Acceleration. Immersive Viewing Experience with 3D. Supports Various Subtitle Formats.

4. Hoid P HEVC H265 Video Player
Hoid P HEVC H265 Video Player is a video player that supports High Efficiency Video Coding format – H.265. This media player for Android allows you to play h265 videos, h264, prores, mxf videos and more formats. Hoid is the first app. for Android that allows you to play files encoded in the new High Efficiency Video Coding format.

5. UFUSoft Blu-ray Media Player
UFUSoft Blu-ray Player is the remarkably comprehensive Blu-ray playing software, which is capable of playing various kinds of Blu-ray discs/ folders/ISO image files, H.265/HEVC encoding 4K video files and 1080P HD videos and other popular video/audio formats, including MP4, MXF, MTS, MKV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, MP3 etc. Powerful functions into one software yet with zero quality loss. And UFUSoft Blu-ray Video Player have Windows and Mac version.

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