NVIDIA’s RTX HDR Video is Coming to VLC

Everyone’s favourite free video player, VLC will soon get NVIDIA’s fancy RTX HDR video feature. This will add to the existing Super Resolution support currently part of the program.

NVIDIA says the RTX HDR Video support will help transform SDR content into HDR-quality video thanks to the help of AI. The feature is already available across certain Windows apps such as the built-in Media Players. However, this VLC support means you don’t need to use the horrible Windows Media Player to take advantage of the feature.

RTX HDR Video uses NVIDIA GPUs to not only upscale old blurry videos to sharper, better-looking content, but the tech also adds HDR to the video so things look brighter and more vivid.

In a demo released back in January, NVIDIA showcased the tech running across certain apps. This includes in-game content for certain non-HDR games as well as video content such as videos and films.

Keep in mind that the feature isn’t available just yet for VLC. However, keep updated on the process over on the official site. When it does launch, you can enable it as follows:

To enable RTX Video HDR:

  1. Download and install the January Studio Driver.
  2. Ensure Windows HDR features are enabled by navigating to System > Display > HDR.
  3. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to Adjust video image settings > RTX Video Enhancement — then enable HDR.

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