Friday, June 06, 2014

HEVC support on Android

HEVC is the new video coding standard which even on the Desktop it is still basically under development. So, having a support for it on mobile device at this moment is even more interesting.

For library , it seems there is two major hevc decoding support currently, that is openhevc (part of libav library) and libde265. Both seems to be usable, at least for low resolution samples. However, their use require you to integrate them to media framework or pipeline like gstreamer.

If you want to just have quick look of hevc playing, right now you can just try Vitamio SDK. It already support hevc through its use of ffmpeg underneath it. It also mimic the API of Media part of Android SDK so it will be straightforward to use compare to using third party media pipeline like gstreamer as mentioned above.

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