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Windows 10: HEVC-Codec optional since Creators Update (1709)

Microsoft made the HEVC-Codec optional since Build 1709 which means if you want to use the codec you have to manual install it. This can be done through the Windows Store. This is a pain in the ass because since it isn’t pre-installed a lot of applications may have trouble, like Netflix or applications which are depending on the codec.

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H.264 Vs. HEVC (Picture Source: Coconut)