This is going to be short and to the point 👇
If you try to open an HEVC file on Windows 10/11 you are pushed by Microsoft to this app: apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/hevc-video-..
It seems insane to pay $1 for a basic function, something that 1 legend in the comments also felt:
Using chad's link, ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9n4wgh0z6.. , you will be redirected to a free version of this extension.
Simply install the extension and boom, you can now open HEVC files on Windows 10 / 11!
It even works in MS Word ‼
Let's take a moment to salute this legend, thank you chad 🙏