How to utilize Nvidia DSR with PotPlayer and madVR
Recently I found out that you can utilize Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) with PotPlayer and force it to resize the video to very high resolutions (like 4K) even if you have a lower resolution monitor (1920x1080).
The process works exactly how it does when you play a game like Bioshock or Dragon Age Inquisition, you basically trick the application into thinking your monitor can handle higher resolutions than it actually can, then the GPU down scales that 2715x1527 image back down to 1920x1080 so my monitor can display it. During this ordeal, the image in the frame becomes more clear, or less blocky, or whatever. The point is that this actually makes most videos clearer than if you played them at normal resolutions. You can still use MadVR to enhance video along with DSR.
The first thing you need to do is own a Nvidia GPU that supports DSR (GTX 970, GTX 960 or GTX 980). Then you need to go to the Geforce control panel and enable DSR 2x and 4x factors.
Once you have enabled DSR in the control panel, go to the PotPlayer settings and set the FullScreen Mode Resolution to 2715x1527 or 3840x2160
Under the Video Resize section, configure PotPlayer to always resize the video using Lanczos and at the bottom set the custom resolution to 2715x1527 or 3840x2160.
I still need to test out performance and figure out what combinations work best for madVR and PotPlayer, but I do know that you can use Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) with PotPlayer to significantly improve video quality!
PotPlayer using 1920x1080 resolution
The resolution of the screenshot below is 1920x1080 which is my monitors native resolution. I used PotPlayer to play a 720p video. I am using madVR for the video renderer and I'm using a Nvidia GTX 970. Video quality looks pretty decent, at least compared to the [default settings]
PotPlayer using Nvidia DSR 2715x1527 resolution
The resolution of the screenshot below is 2715x1527 which is much higher than my 1080p monitor's resolution. How can I do this? Because Nvidia DSR! Apparently it works with PotPlayer, and it actually does seem to improve video quality. Look at the eyes and compare them to the previous screenshot.
PotPlayer using Nvidia DSR 3840x2160 resolution
You can even crank up the resolution all the way to 4K (3840x2160) if you want to.
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