Unable to watch H.265 video with WMC

Charlie98

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All giddy with delight... bought my GTX950 for the HTPC so I could run rips in H.265. Except, when I try to play it, WMC says it can't. What am I missing? :eek:
 

poofyhairguy

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missing the codec. maybe vlc?
Nah, none of the open source applications (VLC, Kodi, etc.) can use the HEVC decoder in the GTX 950/960s yet because FFMPEG doesn't have driver support (its close though):

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/858536/hevc-h-265-support-on-linux-vdpau-/

Here is a good article of how to use LAV codecs to get the job done:

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5890/2/test-the-geforce-gtx-960-is-the-best-htpc-gpu-of-this-moment-h265-on-the-gtx-960-innpractice
 

Charlie98

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Nah, none of the open source applications (VLC, Kodi, etc.) can use the HEVC decoder in the GTX 950/960s yet because FFMPEG doesn't have driver support (its close though):

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/858536/hevc-h-265-support-on-linux-vdpau-/

Here is a good article of how to use LAV codecs to get the job done:

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5890/2/test-the-geforce-gtx-960-is-the-best-htpc-gpu-of-this-moment-h265-on-the-gtx-960-innpractice
Thank you for that... Shark007 fixed it up. :thumbsup:

maybe vlc?
Actually, VLC did work without problems... it's just not my preferred viewer; but it's nice to know it's there.
 
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