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Web Broswer Can't See Videos HEVC 4K or 2K playback

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MenDina
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I see many people having issues watching HEVC/H.265 videos from the browsers.

 

I also didn't really find any adequate solutions although they were marked Solved. The solutions that was displayed were for iPhone and Android devices not from a web browser. Also if you're a Windows guy, try and find today Safari for Windows.

 

It worked one time.. still going to play with this and see if I can get it to work.

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/h265-hevc-player/dambgipgbnhmnkdolkljibpcbocimnpd/related?...

 

 

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StephenB
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@MenDina wrote:

I see many people having issues watching HEVC/H.265 videos from the browsers.

 

I also didn't really find any adequate solutions although they were marked Solved. 

 


There is no HEVC support in Chrome or FireFox, so those won't work.

 

If you have a Windows PC with a 6th generation processor or later (either AMD or Intel), then you can see the videos in Edge.  However, you also will likely need the HEVC windows extension from Microsoft (available from the Microsoft store for $0.99 USD).  I've heard some folks here say they didn't need it, but my own systems did.

 

FWIW, the chrome extension in the link above does not work for me.

ianblaise
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ugh, this is pretty annoying.

jguerdat
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Complain to the browser authors. They've made the decision to not pay the fee to allow this to happen.

StephenB
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@jguerdat wrote:

Complain to the browser authors. They've made the decision to not pay the fee to allow this to happen.


That's true enough - but it's also true that the licensing terms weren't suitable for browsers that are free to download and use.

 

But however you look at it, this is not technical - it's all about licensing costs. 

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