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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:2.4 Stable
Released:Apr 22,2017
File size:1MB
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Version 2.4

Release date - 22nd April, 2017.

Encoder enhancements
HDR10+ supported. Dynamic metadata may be either supplied as a bitstream via the userSEI field of x265_picture, or as a json jile that can be parsed by x265 and inserted into the bitstream; use --dhdr10-info to specify json file name, and --dhdr10-opt to enable optimization of inserting tone-map information only at IDR frames, or when the tone map information changes.
Lambda tables for 8, 10, and 12-bit encoding revised, resulting in significant enhancement to subjective visual quality.
Enhanced HDR10 encoding with HDR-specific QP optimzations for chroma, and luma planes of WCG content enabled; use --hdr-opt to activate.
Ability to accept analysis information from other previous encodes (that may or may not be x265), and selectively reuse and refine analysis for encoding subsequent passes enabled with the --refine-level option.
Slow and veryslow presets receive a 20% speed boost at iso-quality by enabling the --limit-tu option.
The bitrate target for x265 can now be dynamically reconfigured via the reconfigure API.
Performance optimized SAO algorithm introduced via the --limit-sao option; seeing 10% speed benefits at faster presets.
API changes
x265_reconfigure API now also accepts rate-control parameters for dynamic reconfiguration.
Several additions to data fields in x265_analysis to support --refine-level: see x265.h for more details.
Bug fixes
Avoid negative offsets in x265 lambda2 table with SAO enabled.
Fix mingw32 build error.
Seek now enabled for pipe input, in addition to file-based input
Fix issue of statically linking core-utils not working in linux.
Fix visual artifacts with --multi-pass-opt-distortion with VBV.
Fix bufferFill stats reported in csv.

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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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Mar 30, 2017 Version: 2.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Xvid style encoder were every preset is pleasing for the eye in contrast to x264 were only Placebo prevents eye cancer but there is one huge problem as it looks artificial as there is a film over it (others called it washed out)


Oct 23, 2015 Version: 1.7.0.374 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



I have been using the stable version non stop with excellent results. Far more superior than x264 and this is only the beginning. A big thank you to the developers for this amazing encoder.


Oct 10, 2015 Version: 1.8.31 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Can't believe I'm the first to review such a great program here. The compression of this encoder is unreal and getting cleaner and faster as time goes on. By my own tests, 1.7 is about 33% faster than 1.6 which is amazing and hope further optimizations happen. x264 had to start somewhere and x265 will be no different.

Over the past month I have been encoding with it on high bitrate x264 files that I don't care to keep at their current file size, so I encode them with this with avisynth to retain most of the detail at a fraction of the size. I'm also doing this just to get a handle on this new HEVC beast.

All I need now is a HEVC TV Player...



Jul 10, 2015 Version: 1.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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