Downton Abbey episodes are now available in x265, starting withllogan wrote: IIRC, it's not worth using yet except in very low bitrates where both x264 and
x265 will look bad, but x265 perhaps a little less.
Season 5 episode 2. Consider these for the same episode
In this case x265 is 21% the size of x264; that is a huge differnce.
Furthermore, I actually find the quality better with x265. With x264 if you have
a dark, unchanging part of the frame you typically see artifacts where the
B-frames are doing their job. I have noticed with x265 less artifacts in this
case; the blacks are blacker. Now perhaps this is because more data is being
tossed out, but the result is appealing to me.