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
- Open VLC Media player
- Goto menu option, “Tools”
- Then select, “Preferences”
- Go To the “Video” tab
- 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.