H265 is a High Efficiency Video Coding player app for viewing HEVC/H.265 video files and network streams in the MKV video container format. H265 is based on the VLC library with added libde265 HEVC video decoding. In addition to HEVC/H.265 video other formats are also supported. Users can stream video files from the network or add them via iTunes file sharing and watch them offline. The libde265 HEVC codec enables streaming services to simultaneously deliver HD video content to twice as many users in comparison to H.264 video format, or to cut the costs for streaming and network bandwidth by 50%.

What's New

Version 1.3.0

The app now uses libde265 version 1.0.2.
libde265 version 1.0.2 brings performance improvements and optimizations to H265 app.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Nice up to date demo


I would pay for the app if it would encode and send a stream though, just so We could see just how taxing it is and within the capabilities of todays mobile devices.

A estimated guess based on PC performance info posted makes me think a dual-core arm64 1ghz+ should be able to encode 30fps of 720p using about 40% of it's cores. Seems low enough to be usable, on a mobile phone 480p would be more than adequate. Whoever finally makes a h265 bidirectional streaming video conferencing app first will likely have ppl flocking to it over FaceTime if they regularly use it over 3g/LTE...

Can't work 1080p HEVC x265

Chins- crick8buzz

Can't play x265

Crashes on some files, plays most


Satisfied though I wish I could find out what is causing the crash on several of my re-encodes.


struktur AG
25.4 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 struktur AG


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