HEIC/HEIF image decoder

OSMC cannot display the iphone photo file with the extension .heic
I see that there is an image decodef for that at https://github.com/xbmc/imagedecoder.heif i wonder if somebody has compiled it for the vero4k?

Just tried it, it compiled with a bunch of warnings. Installed it, but there is issues with it, just tested with a couple of files but there is problems with color mappings (blue tint in everything) and it crashed a few times (might be the folder containing over 5k items from the wife’s phone)

Worth mentioning is that it take quite few seconds from selecting image to display, 15-ish seconds for me

Will see if I can get this in for the next release


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that would be great!!

Hi all

I’m running OSMC on a rbpi and try to find a HEIC image decoder. There should be a decoder, I found it on Kodi Wiki, but I can’t find it in the standard repos and installing the downloaded zip doesn’t work as well…
Any hints on what I’m doing wrong would be appreciated…

Thank you

Moved your post to this existing topic


I was able to add imagedecoder.raw and imagedecoder.mpo.
Some more changes are needed to get imagedecoder.heif working.

This is available in the June update.



I have a vero 4k+. So .heic file can not be read ? Do you have an idea about when it will be available

Thank you for your great job !

Sorry to ask the question again ?

Sorry - I don’t have news. When I tried to add this for ARM based platforms there were a number of problems.

It is still on my list though so I will look again in the near future.

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