Installing H265/HEVC Codecs on Ubuntu

I was about to watch a documentary this afternoon when I came across an error. It seems like the file wouldnt play no matter what media player I used. I run check on the format and it was an mkv file with a H265/HEVC format.

Never heard of that before? Yeah, me too.

According the Cnet, H265/HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) format is the new successor to Advanced Video Coding (AVC), also known as H.264, which is one of the compression schemes used by Blu-ray. The new successor to Advanced Video Coding (AVC), also known as H.264, which is one of the compression schemes used by Blu-ray.

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So how do you install the codecs on Ubuntu if your system doesn’t already have it? First you open your terminal (ctrl + Alt + T) and enter the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265
sudo apt-get update

This will add the needed repositories to allow you to install the codecs

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-libde265
sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-libde265

 

And finally if you have VLC media player you can enter the following to add the necessary vlc plugins.

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

Now you can enjoy your movie. 🙂

 

 

 

Fixing your Logitech Unifying receiver

If you have purchased a Logitech mouse or any other Logitech product that uses a Logitech unifying receiver then I am sure after some months of use you realized that it wasn’t working. If you can relate to this story then take a look at the solution below, it should help you fix your unifying receiver.

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  1. First pull out he black cover on your unified receiver.

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2. Pull out the controller module(it is the part that looks like a circuit board)

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3. Then fold a piece of paper and put it at the bottom of the module and inset it back into its holder. This ensures that the module doesn’t lose contact.

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4. Put the black cap back test to see that it is working and then you can glue the black cover in place.

I hope this helps and if you found it useful please comment and share this post to help other facing the came issue.

This YouTube video shows what I just talked about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NlYRsVJB74

This YouTube video shows what I just talked about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NlYRsVJB74