Does 1080p HEVC (h265) on RPi3?


I currently have an RPi Model B (first gen) which I use as a bedroom media centre with OSMC. I have recently been using HEVC videos as my standard which work fine on my PC but the RPi struggles to play them at 1fps! I have read through the forums and it sounds like the RPi 3 should be able to play them smoothly? Is this correct? If so I will order one asap. To be clear, I don’t need 4k playback. Most of my HEVC videos are 720p but some are 1080p .



Most 720p should be fine, for 1080p it really depends on several factors you might only get 50% playing fine.
Only OSMC device that plays all of them without issue is the Vero4k (evenso you don’t need 4k)


Can you hint as to what some of these factors might be? Bitrate? Audio codec? Other?


Bitrate is quite a factor also 10-Bit would not play on Pi3