VVdeC - the Fraunhofer Versatile Video Decoder

Live VVC software decoding

VVdeC®, the Fraunhofer Versatile Video Decoder, is a fast VVC x86 software decoder implementation. The decoder supports most standard features available in the Main10 profile, with support for some high-level features still pending.

More information on how to access, build and use as well as the performance of VVdeC can be found in the VVdeC whitepaper

VVdeC® is a registered trademark of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Available on GitHub

VVdeC source code is publicly available on GitHub:



  • A. Wieckowski, C. Lehmann, B. Bross, D. Marpe, T. Biatek, M. Raulet, J. Le Feuvre, “A Complete End-To-End Open Source Toolchain for the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) Standard,” Proceedings of 29th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM’21), October 2021, doi: 10.1145/3474085.3478320.
  • A. Wieckowski, G. Hege, C. Bartnik, C. Lehmann, C. Stoffers, B. Bross, D. Marpe, “Towards a Live Software Decoder Implementation for the Upcoming Versatile Video Coding (VVC) Codec,” IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2020), Virtual Conference, 2020.