NVidia and VLC - special setting


Hi guys

You may have noticed that your animations plays back in VLC slightly less saturated than in Windows Media Player.

There’s a setting in NVidia Control Panel > Video > Adjust video color settings
…that need to be adjusted apparently. Flip the switch from “With the video player settings” to “With the NVIDIA settings” then go to advanced and set dynamic range to full. You need to do this for each monitor. Once you click apply you’ll notice an instant difference.

The point I’m trying to make?
Why isn’t this the default setting??? And does AMD have a similar issue?

Instead of this, is there perhaps something in VLC that can be adjusted (if so, again, why isn’t it default then?)


Its a question of staying compatible with the base spec. The hdmi/hdtv spec doesn’t use the first or last 16 shades for… reasons. If connecting a tv as a screen you would need to also set the tv to use the full range, by default a tv set will map 16 to black and 250 to white, setting the gfx driver to full would blow out blacks and whites here.

But yes, on a proper monitor, set it to full range.


thanks for the tip