Shadowplay videos have bad colors(washed out, weird) in VLC media player

VLC Media player's Shadowplay settings

VLC Media player settings for displaying NVIDIA Shadowplay videos correctly

If you are experiencing washed out colors or just very bright and weird colors in VLC media player while playing Shadowplay videos in VLC media player. I have experienced this phenomena in other files too. However there is a easy fix to get the colors displayed correctly.

Follow this steps to fix it
  1. Open VLC Media player
  2. Goto menu option, “Tools”
  3. Then select, “Preferences”
  4. Go To the “Video” tab
  5. Uncheck, “Use hardware YUV>RGB conversions”

This is happening because MP4 uses a different Chroma subsampling(YUV is 4:4:4 while most compressed formats are 4:2:0) and VLC hardware conversions are done weirdly.

Wikipedia article for Chroma subsampling for the nerds want learn more

 

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6 thoughts on “Shadowplay videos have bad colors(washed out, weird) in VLC media player

  1. This fixed the playback of my video in VLC, but not on youtube when I upload it, do you have any idea why? And how can I fix this?

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