How to Enable NVIDIA’s RTX Video Super Resolution in VLC Media Player

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For NVIDIA graphics card owners, you’ve likely experienced the benefits of Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) in your video game settings. This groundbreaking technology has allowed users to upscale low-resolution video into higher resolution, delivering both increased FPS and enhanced graphics quality.

Recently, NVIDIA unveiled a similar technology for video playback: the NVIDIA’s RTX Video Super Resolution. Initially compatible with only a few programs like the latest versions of Chrome and Edge, this feature has now been incorporated into the popular VLC media player. With RTX Video Resolution, users can enjoy enhanced video playback quality by upscaling resolutions, such as 720p to 1080p, 1080p to 1440p or 4k, or 1440p to 4k.

Currently available in the latest beta version of VLC (version 3.0.19), this feature requires manual activation in the NVIDIA Control Panel and is only compatible with NVIDIA RTX series graphics cards running the latest driver (531.14 and above).

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of enabling NVIDIA’s RTX Video Super Resolution in your VLC media player.

How to Enable NVIDIA’s RTX Video Super Resolution

Step 1: Download the latest beta version of VLC

Visit to download the VLC 3.0.19 beta version featuring the RTX Video Resolution support.

Step 2: Enable RTX Video Super Resolution in NVIDIA Control Panel

To activate the Video Super Resolution, open the NVIDIA Control Panel, navigate to “Video,” and then click on “Adjust video image settings.” Locate the “RTX video enhancement” settings box and check the Super resolution option. You can then adjust the quality according to your preference; for the best results, select level 4.

Step 3: Enjoy high-resolution video playback

With the RTX Video Super Resolution enabled, you can now play videos in higher resolution using VLC media player. You’ll immediately notice sharper edges and reduced image blur, resulting in a more enjoyable and immersive viewing experience.

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  • NJW1979 December 2, 2023 11:54 pm

    I tried that build but it’s not working. The latest stable build that has an installer works, but doesn’t support RTX super resolution. The beta just appears as a background task, but never loads.

  • Ch. March 29, 2024 12:32 pm

    There is a sperate VideoLAN Player VLC RTX Vetinari that supports it:
    Although it does not support the RTX 20xx series.
    You can still make it work with the RTX 20xx series with Chrome based browser and an appropriate extension (e.g. Video Player for local files).


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