Update from SlimLP rom.
Every 720p hevc file works with HW decoding, audio and video, regardless of container!!!
One 1080p file I tried went to SW decoding and said HW wasn't supported.
Other 1080p files loaded with HW without any warnings, aud...
Before we can somehow fix this, here's a tip on how to watch videos in correct aspect ratio.
You'll need MX Player or any other player that allows setting custom aspect ratio.
1. for 16:9 videos you can simply 'Stretch' video and that's it.
I did some testing.
Turns out it can HW decode h265 but it's buggy.
First I tried encoding to h265 with handbrake and it worked, but only in mp4/m4v. If I encoded in mkv container it fell back to SW. so that's pretty weird, container having that ...
Can my device be rooted with the super tool?
Yes. I rooted my 5.1.1 and installed SlimLP 5.1.1 following the last two videos in this post. Very easy...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/hd8-hd10 ask here.