Files with h265 file extension can be most notably found as videos encoded using special, HEVC - High Efficiency Video Coding codec also known as H.265.

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H265 file extension - H.265 High Efficiency Video

What is h265 file? How to open h265 files?

File type specification:

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

The h265 file extension is mainly related to 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.

Updated: August 16, 2019

The default software associated to open h265 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:

You can use for example VLC media player to play these kind of video files. VLC is available almost on any platform.

How to convert:

A lot of multimedia converters support h.265 videos nowadays

List of recommended software applications associated to the .h265 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 h265 file, edit h265 file, convert h265 file, view h265 file, play h265 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

h265 file players - programs that can play h265 file - H.265 High Efficiency Video

Programs supporting the exension h265 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play h265 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with h265 file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Other suggested software:
Cyberlink PowerDVD small icon Cyberlink PowerDVD
KMPlayer small icon KMPlayer

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