I installed the plugin using this

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

and it has started working. But the video quality is absolutely horrible: http://imgur.com/a/945ER (both the pictures are supposed to be split)

Did I just get a bad video file, or is this the fault of the plugin?

If not, how do I convert a HEVC to MP4?

  • whats the Resolution of the video and also whats your computer specs. HEVC requires a lot of processing power especially if its a 1080 resolution – Mohit Rajan Apr 11 '16 at 16:29
  • It's 1080p and I don't have a really great laptop. 2 GB RAM 2.30GHz processor 64-bit – Utsav Maheshwari Apr 11 '16 at 16:38
  • Try running 480p and 720p video to see if its the problem with plugin or your hardware – Mohit Rajan Apr 12 '16 at 12:16

To see is problem in plug-in reinstall it then run that file. If you want to convert video to MP4 use OpenShotVideoEditor you can download it in your ubuntu software center. Open that video with it then go File/Export video... then choose which format you want to convert and press ok. If you need more help text me.

  • How do I reinstall the plugin, exactly? I'm sorry, but I'm absolutely new to Ubuntu. – Utsav Maheshwari Apr 11 '16 at 16:24
  • Use this command (sudo apt-get purge vlc-data) then again install your plugin. – Danilo Ivanovic Apr 11 '16 at 16:28
  • Reinstalling didn't help. So I'm trying to convert it now to mpeg. – Utsav Maheshwari Apr 11 '16 at 16:41
  • Is convert working? – Danilo Ivanovic Apr 11 '16 at 17:06
  • It converted successfully, but now it's not even displaying the video and the audio is weird (of the converted file). The old file plays the same way. Is there anything else I could do? – Utsav Maheshwari Apr 11 '16 at 17:11

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