Files with 265 extension are videos saved in the H.265 HEVC - High Efficiency Video Coding codec.

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265 file extension - H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding codec encoded video

What is 265 file? How to open 265 files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

File extension 265 is associated with the H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding codec.

HEVC is a video compression standard and a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding). It can be found within container formats like MPEG.

It supports resolutions up to 8192×4320, including 8K UHD. In other words, a .265 file is a high-quality video file that has been compressed to a smaller size than traditional video file formats, making it easier to store and transmit.

265 file contains video data encoded with H.265 video codec.

Updated: December 6, 2023

The default software associated to open 265 file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Related articles:

From H.264 to H.265 codec

Help how to open:

Use VLC media player to playback *.265 files.

How to convert:

Use compatible video converter to export *.265 video data to other video formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .265 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 265 file, edit 265 file, convert 265 file, view 265 file, play 265 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

265 file players - programs that can play 265 file - H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding codec encoded video

Programs supporting the exension 265 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play 265 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with 265 file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Other suggested software:
MPlayer small icon MPlayer

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