ATEME Enables Industry First Open Source Implementation Supporting HEVC

GPAC, Open Source Media Player, Now Supports HEVC for use by Service Providers and Broadcasters to Accelerate Experimentation of the New Codec

Apr 03, 2013, 08:00 ET from ATEME

PARIS, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced that the industry's first open-source implementation of a software media player supporting High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is now available. Service providers and broadcasters are now able to accelerate experimentation of the new HEVC Codec standard in the field.


GPAC is an open-source media player that can be used to play back live or file-based audio and video content and encapsulate and transmit such content as a stream. Through the active collaboration of ATEME, the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Rennes (IETR) and Telecom ParisTech, those functionalities are now extended to files or streams encoded with HEVC.

The TITAN File and Live transcoder with support for HEVC, used in combination with the GPAC player, will be on display in the ATEME booth #SU7102, in the NAB Show South Upper hall of the Las Vegas Conference Center, April 8-11, 2013.


  • GPAC provides an open-source development of an HEVC test-bed, featuring an HEVC/H.265 decoder known as OpenHEVC.
  • The OpenHEVC decoder is a project led by Mickael RAULET, research engineer at the IETR laboratory, is distributed under LGPL license and supports the HEVC main profile.  Its performance enables GPAC to play up 1080p resolution and 25 or 30 frames per second on a single core CPU. The test bed is currently running on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems.
  • ATEME, IETR and Telecom ParisTech actively collaborated for the open-source development of an HEVC test-bed, featuring an HEVC/H.265 decoder. OpenHEVC has been integrated in GPAC, along with the upgrade of transport tools for HEVC, producing end-to-end testing of the new feature set.


  • Jean Le Feuvre, associate professor at Telecom ParisTech in France and project leader for GPAC said: "GPAC has become an indispensable test bed for a broad range of experiments within our multimedia research projects. With this breakthrough HEVC feature set, we expect that GPAC will also serve the needs of those who wish to explore what the new codec can accomplish for their business – whether it is a reduction in bandwidth, or quality enhancements using the same bandwidth."
  • Jerome Vieron, advanced research manager at ATEME said: "The support of HEVC in GPAC is a milestone for the broadcast industry, allowing us to move from relatively static demonstrations of the new codec to much broader and more meaningful field trials. ATEME has been an early supporter of the HEVC features in GPAC and took an active part in the integration effort in order to assist our clients assess the performance of the TITAN product line in HEVC."

ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.  More information is available at

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