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I'm trying to run an .mkv video, I even installed the codecs from this page: How to install all existing media codecs?

But still keep getting this error on VLC player:

No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "hevc". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

It plays only the audio.

Help please?

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  • Which version of vlc are you using?It sould automatically work if you are using 2.1.2 – Mohit Rajan Mar 10 '16 at 3:06
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There is a VLC plugin available for HEVC playaback. To play H.265/HEVC videos with VLC player in Ubuntu OS we need to install vlc-plugin-libde265 module.

Use following commands to install vlc-plugin-libde265

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

Details can be found here: GStreamer plugin for 4K H.265/HEVC video streaming

more info on numerous distros can be found HERE

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    Unable to locate package vlc-plugin-libde265 – Rafael Mar 6 '17 at 11:04
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    @workflow Thank you. I edited answer to include repository & update commands. – Kalamalka Kid Apr 21 '17 at 22:44

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