I know that I can add support with this code:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265 &&
sudo apt-get update &&
sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

But I do try to avoid using ppa. is there another way to install the plugin without using ppa? (I have access to git)

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You can upgrade to VLC 2.2.x or higher to get HEVC/H.265 support.To upgrade to latest version please refer


(here you need to install gstreamer1.0-libde265 separately)

To add support to hevc with out PPA please refer here,I am just copy & pasting commands here.

 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install git -y
 cd /tmp
 git clone https://github.com/mmstick/ubuntu-10bit-encoding-tools
 cd ubuntu*

source here

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