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I have a HEVC (x.265) video. I am trying to play it in latest VLC (Rincewind 2.1.6) in Ubuntu 14.04. I have already installed VLC plugin for HEVC. Here is the screenshot: enter image description here

However, when I try to play video, a green layer is coming over the video. Here's a screenshot: enter image description here

I tried with lots of other players like DragonPlayer, SMPlayer. All of these have problems. So, I suppose this is a problem with Ubuntu itself. Any solution?

Update: I updated to 2.2.1 . Still, the problem persists.

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    Reproduced on Trusty with VLC 2.2.1 with vlc-plugin-libde265 0.1.6-1ppa1~trusty1.1. However, I can play the file with MPlayer SVN-r37401. – ace_HongKongIndependence Jun 21 '15 at 20:27
  • Updated VLC, but still problem exists. – soham Jun 22 '15 at 22:26
  • Does it happen for every hevc video or only one ? – solsTiCe Jun 22 '15 at 22:28
  • Only some of the videos. Not to all! – soham Jun 22 '15 at 22:51
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    I have the same issue on 14.04 with the libde265 plugin and vlc 2.1.6 media info: BPS : 127857 _STATISTICS_TAGS : BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP : mkvmerge v7.8.0 ('River Man') 64bit built on Mar 27 2015 16:31:37 Codec: MPEG-H Part2/HEVC (H.265) (hevc) Resolution: 720x288 Display resolution: 720x288 Decoded format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV – Sandeep Jul 25 '15 at 19:42
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Before begin. Stay away from VLC whatever VLC since I'm avid reader and writer and I've read a lot about it. Even VLC says that they're not the best player out there and when come to problems and they've posted a lot saying that they are trying to make the most compatible player possible. So it's not the best. You can argue.

1st possibility - During my same problems as yours. I've changed to DivX player because I discovered DivX use different plugin and the video was DivX made and every different player use his own plugins for HEVC or libde265, as I remember.

2nd possibility - Hardware compatibility. Try another computer instead and with recent graphic adapters like NVIDIA or AMD.

3rd possibility - Play the video on Linux if you're using Windows and the reverse if you're using Linux play it on Windows.

I'd resolved easily the same problems as yours years ago as green screens, lines on the screen, video playing with lags and video not playing at all. All by using these methods above.

Hope it helps!

Edit: Changing to recent graphics adapter that may or not resolve your problem same as trying to play HVEC on Android devices. Because a lot hardware compatibility issues developers are trying to make it possible!

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Try restarting the window manager and then rebooting your computer.

  1. Close everything.
  2. Switch to a tty other than the default one with the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + F#, replacing F# with any function key (keys F1 through F12) other than the one that displays your usual Ubuntu login/home screen.
  3. If a login screen is prompted, enter your username (the one you typically see above the password field when you log in and in the terminal before the @ symbol; It should have no capital letters, spaces, or symbols), then your password.
  4. Run the following command: sudo service lightdm restart
  5. Wait for the command to complete and go back to the default tty by using the shortcut mentioned in step 2 and cycling through function keys until you reach the vanilla Ubuntu home screen.
  6. Reboot your computer.

Things should be fine and dandy when you log back in.

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You have to install libde265 via PPA. To install open Terminal and run the commands below:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

  • I have already done that as the first screenshot says. – soham Apr 26 '15 at 17:32

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