NVIDIA RTX Video Super Resolution is now supported by VLC media player

Published: Apr 13th 2023, 11:15 GMT   Comments

VLC now supports Video Super Resolution powered by NVIDIA hardware

The most popular open-source player for media now supports RTX video upscaling. 

NVIDIA RTX Video Super Resolution is an AI-based upscaling technology powered by RTX hardware. The technology now works in Chromium-based browsers (Chrome/Edge) and can enable higher-quality video streaming though YouTube, Twitch or any of the subscription-based services like Netflix (as long as they are running in browser).

The VLC can now play the RTX VSR video and enhance the quality of the locally stored or livestreamed content directly within the app. Therefore, RTX VSR is support is no longer limited to the Internet browsers.


Based on a quick test, the VSR does indeed work and consumes around 7% of the RTX 4090 GPU power when upscaling 1080p RTSP stream. The quality was certainly not as good as the example above, but this may depend on a bitrate and resolution of the original source.

VideoLAN dev team has released a special branch dedicated to RTX VSR support. The “VLC 3.0.19 RTX Vetinari” is now available for download here. This version enables VSR by default (in the software), but users are still required to enable VSR in the NVIDIA Control Panel and choose the quality setting.

VLC RTX Vetinari, Source:VLC

Just don’t be fooled by the picture showing GTX 10 GPU on the VLC page. It is of course not supported by this technology.


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