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Can someone please tell me why Windows 10 still can't natively open HEIC images taken from an Android/iPhone, and play HEVC videos without installing a plugin that is a hit or miss? Why can't they just bundle it all?

 

 

  1. wkdpaul

    wkdpaul

    because, one word ;

    Microsoft

  2. DrMacintosh

    DrMacintosh

    Because Windows is an OS built on the concept of legacy software. Also bc licensing HEVC/HEIC for the worlds most monopolistic OS is expensive. 

  3. captain_to_fire

    captain_to_fire

    20 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

    Also bc licensing HEVC/HEIC for the worlds most monopolistic OS is expensive. 

    Android is free and open source but it supports HEVC and HEIC natively since ver. 10. macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 are both proprietary (but with an open source kernel), supports HEVC and HEIC natively. Fucking shit on Windows 10 both me and my mom can't open videos and photos taken from our phones despite having the HEIC an HEVC plugin installed.

     

    22 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

    because, one word ;

    Microsoft

    I hope mortis adds a sad reaction for posts and comments :old-sad:

  4. Bombastinator

    Bombastinator

    3 minutes ago, captain_to_fire said:

    Android is free and open source but it supports HEVC and HEIC natively since ver. 10. macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 are both proprietary (but with an open source kernel), supports HEVC and HEIC natively. Fucking shit on Windows 10 both me and my mom can't open videos and photos taken from our phones despite having the HEIC an HEVC plugin installed.

     

    I hope mortis adds a sad reaction for posts and comments :old-sad:

    Ran into this problem recently.  There are apparently a lot of freeware apps for at least iPhone that will convert HEIC to other formats.  I assume there are even more for android. 

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