PotPlayer DSR

From wiki.mikejung.biz
Jump to: navigation, search

MadVR Main Page 720p Chroma Upscaling Screens PotPlayer DSR 720p Image Doubling madVR Dithering Chroma Upscaling Benchmarks Nvidia Noise Reduction
PotPlayer Main Page 1080p Chroma Upscaling Screens PotPlayer Decoder Comparison 720p Image Upscaling Processing Options NNEDI3 Main Page Nvidia Edge Enhancement

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.

Nvidia Enable DSR.jpg

Once you have enabled DSR in the control panel, go to the PotPlayer settings and set the FullScreen Mode Resolution to 2715x1527 or 3840x2160

PotPlayer madVR How to Enable DSR 2715x1527 Full Screen Mode.jpg

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.

PotPlayer madVR How to Enable DSR 2715x1527 Video Resizing.jpg

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 madVR 1920x1080 NO DSR.jpg

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 madVR DSR 2715x1527.jpg

PotPlayer using Nvidia DSR 3840x2160 resolution

You can even crank up the resolution all the way to 4K (3840x2160) if you want to.

PotPlayer madVR DSR 3840x2160.jpg

More PotPlayer and MadVR Pages

Check out my other wiki articles on all kinds of stuff that is somewhat related to the content on this page!

MadVR Main Page 720p Chroma Upscaling Screens PotPlayer DSR 720p Image Doubling madVR Dithering Chroma Upscaling Benchmarks Nvidia Noise Reduction
PotPlayer Main Page 1080p Chroma Upscaling Screens PotPlayer Decoder Comparison 720p Image Upscaling Processing Options NNEDI3 Main Page Nvidia Edge Enhancement

.