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adamw


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#31-Jan-19 08:56

9.0.168.8 added support for HEIF files.

The support, however, currently depends on a system component available for Windows 10. There are two gotchas: (a) you have to have Windows 10 release 1809 or later (the release ID can now be checked in Help - About), and (b) you have to install an additional component from Microsoft Store which can be a little tough to find - comes free of charge: HEVC Video Extensions from Device Manufacturer. The "video" bit is there because, similarly to JPEG/MPEG, the new standard is for both images and video.

It is unclear if support for HEIF will become part of a bigger Windows 10 update later on. If it does, fine, but if it does not, we'll switch to embedding support for HEIF into the core of 9.

lionel

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#05-Feb-19 22:00

Microsoft should be more logic about :

1) why 2 version ( IE webpage test capture screen):

---free => HEVC Video Extensions from Device Manufacturer

---pay 0,99 =>HEVC Video Extensions

2) why for HEVC Video extensions different architecture ?

---IE MS Store web page=> ARM, X64, x86 (english)

---desktop MS store app => ARM ( french)

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lionel

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#05-Feb-19 22:34

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Image_File_Format

https://msdn.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/windows/desktop/mt846532(v=vs.85).aspx

need to wait since

- apple is HEVC and other ( netflix google .microsoft) are for AV1 !

-encoding and decoding must be hardware and not software so the price is high !!

-support must be all profile and not only for 8 bit !!

NB free because it is hardware implemented so if you have the high end cpu /gpu then the manufacturer has already pay the licence so the owner has also pay the licence !

Does the free version is implemented in software level without use specific hardware ?

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adamw


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#18-Feb-19 12:23

I think the free version is software-based, yes. Although most performance concerns are generally about video, not about static images.

While we are talking about HEIF: our support for HEIF will stay limited to what's in the operating system for now. The Microsoft codec does have a number of limitations (no way to specify that a particular channel is alpha being the worst), but other than that it works fairly well.

lionel

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#06-Feb-19 00:38

click in the link ( inside MS store application) to update my MS OS version go to an invalid URL with no content ( error page ).But the url that contain insider word so i register to "Windows Insider Programme " !!

using msinfo32.exe is the best tool to see microsoft version

MS OS 1089 ( KB4023057) have an issue when wanted to install it during 2018 and now this version can be download (progress then pending and installing with % status ) and i could be install without error ( to continue) !!


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