Opened 22 months ago

Closed 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#7205 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Rename HEVC to h265

Reported by: fantesy Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: avcodec
Version: git-master Keywords: HEVC
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


At the moment ffmpeg uses HEVC as the generic name, however the rest of the mpeg codecs use the h26x format for consistency it would a good idea to rename HEVC to h265 ( the -codecs list uses HEVC so it should be renamed). Also if it is at all possible at the same time could you make ffmpeg recognize HEVC as h265 (and AVC as h264) as some people use those and that way people wouldn't need to rename any bash/batch scripts.

Change History (4)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 22 months ago by richardpl

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Not going to happen.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 22 months ago by fantesy

Replying to richardpl:

Not going to happen.

Sorry but can you explain why not.

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by jkqxz

While I agree that the ITU name should have been used to be consistent, this is probably too painful to change now. The hevc name appears in many different places, and all would need to be deprecated with support for both names over an extended period - it just isn't worth the trouble. (Also, I think it is quite likely that some people would disagree with the change - in some contexts the HEVC name has significantly more recognition than H.265, sufficiently so that changing it could cause a lot of confusion to users.)

comment:4 Changed 22 months ago by jamrial

Such a change would require renaming user facing modules like decoders, encoders, bitstream filters and so on.

Too much of a hassle for questionable gains.

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