A special video codec designed to help you transform YUV, Y4M, and MP4 video files into raw High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) bitstream movies and play them back on any media player. Unfortunately, this is a command line utility, and as such, people who can be able to use it are limited to those who are familiar with CMD commands; in other words, this is an advanced user app. However, the app includes comprehensive documentation which you will access when you enter the help command (-h) in command prompt. Even so, this program provides you with corresponding arguments to various coding tools.
Interestingly, you can recompress YUV or Y4M source files and convert them to output as raw HEVC bitstream videos at a max resolution of 8192 x 4320 pixels. With this tool, your videos will be saved in higher quality at a user-defined bit rate. Although this app functions with a codec based on x264, it offers a set of new features geared at improving users’ experience in encoding videos. The program manages to compress your files at a ratio double to its predecessor. In all, this app is handy for advanced users and works exactly for the purpose it is being developed.
x265 Encoder is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in video converters category and is available to all software users as a free download.