HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is a video codec developed by MPEG and VCEG, aimed at increasing content quality while maintaining the same data rate. It was presented in 2012 at the Mobile World Congress, and is a system designed to ensure compatibility with the highest resolutions, reaching up to 8192×4320.
Commercially, we know High Efficiency Video Coding as H.265, being the successor of H.264. It uses CTU (Coding Tree Units), which allows it to improve image partitioning and vary its size.
The HEVC codec is characterized by its efficiency, exceeding its predecessor by 50%, which means that it provides the same quality with a smaller amount of data, in addition to its interesting compatibility with formats such as 2k, 4k and 8k.
It is a codec recommended for video streaming, or for the reproduction of movies and series in streaming. It has a very compatible use with HTML5, allowing access to high quality videos with lower bandwidth consumption during playback.