Best Video Player for x265/HEVC in Windows?

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 What is x265/HEVC?

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), which is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality.

How to Play x265/HEVC?

MPC

Media Player Classic(MPC) is extremely light weight and compact media player for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows. 

Advantages

It provides most options and features available in all media players.

They offer 100% spyware free, no advertisements or toolbar. 

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Pot Player

It is a multimedia player developed by south korean company and supports 13 languages. 

Advantages

Easy Installation.

Choose which sound card to use when you have two sound cards.

You can bookmark your favorite scene or chapter.

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VLC Media Player

VLC is widely used media player and is distributed under the brand name of VideoLAN.

Advantages

Easy to use.

It is called VideoLAN for a reason you can just paste an URL into the “Media –>Open Network Stream” dialog and you can watch web videos directly in your media player.

Supports for filters, shaders, and FX.

The main disadvantage is it always give hickups while forwarding video.

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Screenshots playing Deadpool 1080p BluRay in all three players

MPC

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Pot Player

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VLC Media Player

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