Fraunhofer Versatile Video Decoder (VVdeC)

Live VVC software decoding

The Fraunhofer Versatile Video Decoder (VVdeC) 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

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.