How to add support for HEIC and HEVC files on Windows 11

If you want to view images and videos from your mobile device on Windows 11, you probably need to install the HEIF codecs. The High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a container for images and videos (opens in new tab) This improves compression while improving image quality and adding new benefits over older formats (JPEG, PNG, and GIF) and videos with the High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) specification.

The container has been around for a long time. But it wasn’t until Apple decided to implement the HEIF container in its products that other companies started adopting it, such as: B. Google, which implemented the technology with Android 9.

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