x265 HEVC Video not playing or thumbnails


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    x265 HEVC Video not playing or thumbnails


    Hi,
    My desktop PC (64bit Windows10 home) will not play HEVC videos with the default player, I just get a blank screen but can hear the audio. When viewing the files folder I just get the program icon and not a thumbnail. I assumed HEVC was not supported but trying the same files on another Windows10 laptop and they work fine.

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks

    JD
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 384
    Window 10
       #2

    Jon Doe said:
    Hi,
    My desktop PC (64bit Windows10 home) will not play HEVC videos with the default player, I just get a blank screen but can hear the audio. When viewing the files folder I just get the program icon and not a thumbnail. I assumed HEVC was not supported but trying the same files on another Windows10 laptop and they work fine.

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks

    JD
    Do the two devices have the same video card? That could explain why one plays the HEVC file and the other does not.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    PJLLB said:
    Do the two devices have the same video card? That could explain why one plays the HEVC file and the other does not.
    Thanks for the reply.
    I doubt they have the same video card.
    VLC plays HEVC's on both machines without a problem. I wouldn't have thought the video card would effect the thumbnails? From what I have been reading, x265 (HEVC) is normally software decoded (x264 is often hardware decoded).

    Cheers
    JD
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 7
       #4

    The default player only plays HEVC if your system contains a GPU with HEVC hardware acceleration capabilities. It is probably for licensing reasons.
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