Every geek who takes videos with their smartphones will tell you that HEVC is their lifeline. HEVC is a compression standard that lets you compression data of a video file without compromising the video quality. HEVC stands for High Efficiency Video Coding and it is popularly known as H.265 or MPEG-H Part 2. The current compression standard available in most of the high-end smartphones is AVC or MPEG-4. If you compare with prevailing AVC with HEVC, you will find that HEVC compression data twice that of AVC and that too with improved video quality. You can take as high as 8K(8192 x 4320) video with HEVC compression formation. It works by deleting some inter-frames of the video that are never visible to eyes.
Generally, video bloggers need HEVC especially when the video is long and it consumes all your memory card space. Currently, you can take 4K, 1080p and 720p videos with HEVC and save half the space. The video encoder is still growing but you can use this encoder in your OnePlus 5. OnePlus 5 does not come with this compression standard and if you include it in your OnePlus 5, it is certain that you can carry the smartphone for many years to come without getting outdated. There are only a few high-end smartphones where this encoder is present. In this article, we will show you how to enable HEVC Recording on OnePlus 5. This enabling process has been developed by an XDA developer and it is going to save a lot of space and let you take more long videos on your smartphone.
- Your OnePlus 5 must be rooted. If it is not, do so and don’t worry, because the warranty won’t become invalid after rooting on OnePlus devices.
- Your File Manager App must have options to access the root folder.(Solid File Explorer/Root explorer/ES File manager)
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Steps To Enable HEVC/H.265 Recording On OnePlus 5
Step 2. Open your file manager App and go to the root folder or partition.
Step 3. From there, go to System folder and then to Etc folder.
Step 4. Under Etc folder, find media_profiles.xml and replace the file with the downloaded file in Step 1.
Reboot your OnePlus 5 and take a video and check the format of the saved file.