What is a .HEVC File And How To Open It – Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .hevc extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .hevc file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .HEVC file?

The .HEVC file extension is High Efficiency Video Coding File. This file extension was developed by Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). The file has the binary format, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .hevc file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .HEVC file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .HEVC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .HEVC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .hevc file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HEVC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .HEVC file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .hevc file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HEVC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .HEVC file on Linux

To open the .hevc file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .HEVC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .HEVC file?

If you are still unable to open the .HEVC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .HEVC file.hex – Hexadecimal Source File, .hex – BinHex, .hf – HF Image, .hfd – HotDocs, .hfp – FXhome. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .HEVC file with the VideoLAN VLC media player program on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player program on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.