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x265 Encoder is a free software library and application for encoding video streams into the H265/MPEG-H HEVC compression format, and is released under the terms of the GNU GPL. x265 CLI is a command line software. x265 is used in several free video converters like Handbrake, Xvid4PSP, StaxRip, RipBot264, MEGUI, Xmedia Recode, etc. See All features how to install on Linux/Mac OSX.

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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Version:2.7 / 2.7+340 Nightly
Released:Feb 21,2018
File size:1MB
7.5/10
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2.7 / 2.7+340 Nightly (February 21, 2018)




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Version 2.7
Release date - 21st Feb, 2018.

New features
:option:`--gop-lookahead` can be used to extend the gop boundary(set by --keyint). The GOP will be extended, if a scene-cut frame is found within this many number of frames.
Support for RADL pictures added in x265. :option:`--radl` can be used to decide number of RADL pictures preceding the IDR picture.
Encoder enhancements
Moved from YASM to NASM assembler. Supports NASM assembler version 2.13 and greater.
Enable analysis save and load in a single run. Introduces two new cli options --analysis-save <filename> and --analysis-load <filename>.
Comply to HDR10+ LLC specification.
Reduced x265 build time by more than 50% by re-factoring ipfilter.asm.
Bug fixes
Fixed inconsistent output issue in deblock filter and --const-vbv.
Fixed Mac OS build warnings.
Fixed inconsistency in pass-2 when weightp and cutree are enabled.
Fixed deadlock issue due to dropping of BREF frames, while forcing slice types through qp file.

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Encoder features
Full prediction and transform quad-tree recursion supported
Adaptive B-frame placement
B-frames as references / arbitrary frame order
CABAC entropy coding
Intra: all block types (32x32, 16x16, 8x8, 4x4, and PCM with all predictions)
Inter P: all partitions (from 64x64 down to 8x4)
Inter B: partitions from 64x64 down to 8x4 (including all merge modes
and biprediction)
Weighted prediction for P slices
Multiple reference frames
Ratecontrol: constant quantizer, constant quality, single pass ABR, optional VBV
Scenecut detection
Parallel encoding on multiple CPUs, both frame-level and wavefront parallelism


Linux x265 Install Instructions
# ubuntu packages:
$ sudo apt-get install mercurial cmake cmake-curses-gui build-essential yasm
# Note: if the packaged yasm is older than 1.2, you must download yasm (1.3 recommended) and build it

$ hg clone https://bitbucket.org/multicoreware/x265
$ cd x265/build/linux
$ ./make-Makefiles.bash
$ make


Mac OS X x265 Install Instructions
The latest Mac OS X 10.8 gcc and clang based compilers can build x265 using the linux instructions above. Xcode 5 with the most recent patches can build, debug, and profile x265.




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Post #5 by D88M
x265 is a command line software.
x265 is used in several free video converters like Handbrake, StaxRip, MEGUI, etc.
Apparently you ability is limited to Encoder GUIs
Try learning CLI, it's simple
I give 10/10 for x265, superb encoder...obviously



Feb 9, 2018 Version: 2.6+37 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



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Aug 9, 2017 Version: 2.5+6-d11482e5fedb OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I'll second that, it has some time to go before it unseats x264. I'm sure it will be fine a couple years down the line when hardware has been adapted to it but at the moment the code just drains CPU power, and any video encoded in x265 is a massive decoding nightmare to process it. MX player on android plays it but not smoothly and powers seeps away from the tablet battery same as in any Windows based laptop even with a fast processor. I tried encoding a file in x265 and it was so SLOoooW! Chinese(no offense!) water torture springs to mind. X264vfw is still the tops for me!!!


Jul 1, 2017 Version: stable & nightly OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Long way to go yet as h264 is still the king, but this pretender to the throne keeps getting better and better. Maybe somebody can develop a great GUI like Fairuse Wizard/AutoGK to work with it?


Jun 24, 2017 Version: latest revision OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Let's make this clear h265 is nowhere near as good as h264 in terms of hardware compatibility, visually at high bitrates h264 is still superior and at low bitrates h265 oversmooths/washes out detail. Yes, it might be the codec of the future for 4k/TV presentations etc, but try processing this on your PC even with a super fast cpu and it takes hours for Joe bloggs! Plus you have go know what you are doing using this, most 99.9% are clueless and noobs not fan boys who are having an orgasm over every new build. Many years to go yet before it unseats h264!!!


Jun 23, 2017 Version: latest OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10


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