HEVC 4K Live Software Decoder

Live software decoding up to 10Kp60

Fraunhofer HHI has developed a resource efficient, multithreaded HEVC software decoder that enables live decoding up to 10Kp60 ultra high resolution video. It perfectly suits the ever-growing need for high resolution video in applications such as mobile web streaming for panoramic video and high-quality TV broadcasting.


  • HEVC Main, Main 10 Profile conformance
  • Optional HEVC Range Extensions conformance
  • 10Kp60 10-bit live decoding for panoramic video, OTT or UHD broadcast
  • CPU optimizations (SSE2 to AVX512 and NEON for ARM)
  • Robust error resilience and sophisticated error concealment
  • HDR support according to ITU-R Rec. BT.2100 incl. PQ10 and HLG10
  • Available as SDK for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android, Apple macOS & iOS
  • Fraunhofer HHI Linux player for reliable playback with dedicated HDMI/SDI output

Fields of Application

  • Mobile video streaming
  • High quality TV broadcasting
  • Very low bit-rate video conferencing