Open Source H.265 / HEVC video encoder
The primary objective of x265 is to become the best H.265/HEVC encoder available anywhere, offering the highest compression efficiency and the highest performance on a wide variety of hardware platforms.
The High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) was developed by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG), through their Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC). HEVC is also known as ISO/IEC 23008-2 MPEG-H Part 2 and ITU-T H.265. HEVC provides superior video quality and up to twice the data compression as the previous standard (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC). HEVC can support 8K Ultra High Definition video, with a picture size up to 8192x4320 pixels.
The package contains a static encoder.lib library and a standalone x265 executable that aims to be similar to x264 in its command line interface. Running without arguments shows you the command line help.