High Efficiency Video Coding
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|This is a video codec. The name to use at the command line is hevc.|
VLC can encode using this codec through the x265 module.
This codec is from the h26x module.
High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC is the upcoming successor to H.264. It is sometimes (unofficially) called H.265 or H.265/HEVC to lend an idea that it builds upon H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.