Install x265 – Encoding Video Streams from VideoLAN

x265 is a free software library and application for encoding video streams into the H.265/MPEG-H HEVC compression format, and is released under the terms of the GNU GPL. Provides next-generation compression and codec; fast and excellent quality; the APIs are similar to x264 APIs.

x265-01

Encoder features

  • Full prediction and transform quad-tree recursion supported
  • Adaptive B-frame placement
  • B-frames as references / arbitrary frame order
  • CABAC entropy coding
  • Intra: all block types (32×32, 16×16, 8×8, 4×4, and PCM with all predictions)
  • Inter P: all partitions (from 64×64 down to 8×4)
  • Inter B: partitions from 64×64 down to 8×4 (including all merge modes and biprediction)
  • Weighted prediction for P slices
  • Multiple reference frames
  • Ratecontrol: constant quantizer, constant quality, single pass ABR, optional VBV
  • Scenecut detection
  • Parallel encoding on multiple CPUs, both frame-level and wavefront parallelism

Install x265 Video Encoder on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install x265

– Check installed version

x265 --version
 
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