Feature #1762

H.265 (HEVC) support

Added by James San about 6 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:RejectedStart date:09/06/2013
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:


Category:Video playback
Target version:-


H.265 (HEVC) the new video codec standard is finalized and there already work and source avaialable
it'll be good to be implemented into such a powerfull player like the ps3 :)

open source implementation of the H.265 codec


#1 Updated by Andreas Smas about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

First off, libav which Showtime uses for almost all video/audio decoding will eventually get h265 so it's probably a lot easier to integrate it from there.

Secondly, and more importantly, the PowerPC CPU (AKA PPU) in the PS3 is too slow to even do h264 decoding (and thus, will not have a chance to do h265 which is a lot more complex).

Instead Showtime relies on Sony's SPU libraries to do h264 decoding. Writing a h265 decoder for the SPUs are no easy task and would probably take several man months of full time development to complete. I just don't have that time so unless someone does it I'm afraid this will just not happen.

Sorry :-(

#2 Updated by James San about 6 years ago

Thanks Andreas for your reply and explanation.
keep the good work.

#3 Updated by ludwig esteve about 4 years ago

Sorry to unearth this topic but i play 1080p .m4v x265 file just fine thru the xmb of the ps3, i would really like to play them with movian.

I checked file with mediainfo and here are the file property:

Video (MPEG-4): 899kbps, 1920*1080 (16:9), at 23.976 fps, HEVC
Audio (AAC): 192kbps, 48.0KHz / 24.0 KHz, 2 channels, AAC (HE-AAC / LC)

#5 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 4 years ago

Ema Nymton wrote:

See https://movian.tv/issues/2911#change-12465 #2911

There's hope ;)

Nah, that comment referred to the movian <-> movian link protocol

No h265 on Ps3 unless someone can finance such work. (Or Sony does it and I can figure out a way to access it)

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