Currently many manufacturers offer high-performance video options on their devices, so they have to develop tools that allow us to enjoy these videos but without affecting the storage of our devices, that is the objective of the HEVC Codec.
To the install HEVC on our Windows computerit will not allow you to enjoy high-definition content such as 4K, however, since the beginning of Windows 10, Microsoft separated it and decided to turn it into an App that we can download from the Microsoft Store.
What is the HEVC codec?
High Efficiency Video Coding in English, it is a highly efficient video encoding tool that allows you to apply a compression format to videos, this new format would be the successor MPEG-4 AVC.
The HEVC codec has been developed by Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) and Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) with the aim of offering better video quality while having the same data rate.
The procedure is completely simple, we just have to follow the steps that we show you later.
How to install HEVC codec on your Windows 10 and Windows 11
For install the codec on our device with Windows 10 Y Windows 11 We have two options, the first is paid (€0.99) and you can do it by accessing this link. The free option is by copying this URL “ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9n4wgh0z6vhq” to the browser. We will then receive a notification that we need to open the Microsoft Storethen we give OK.
As shown in the image above, the application is called «HEVC video extensions from the device manufacturer» and we just have to install it like any other.
Once installed the HEVC codec on our device, we can now play any content that makes it compatible.