Playing HDR video on a non-HDR system usually results in "washed out" colors and low contrast.

I read that "PotPlayer" offers a "HDR Correction" feature. However, I also read that the player shows ads. If I understand it correctly it is also possible to install "K-Lite Codec Pack" and then select "madVR" as video renderer in the preferred player. - Is this a good solution? Or maybe it is best to convert the video file before playing it? What's the best way to do it?

And what about quality? Is a "corrected" HDR video on a non-HDR system the same quality as a corresponding SDR video?

1 Answer 1


It seems that nowadays most players come with automatic HDR correction.

I tested VLC, mpv, MPC-HC (K-Lite) and Windows 10 "movies & tv" app with HEVC codec.

The "movies & tv" app works best. By far the best contrast and colors. I think the 99 cent for the HEVC codec are well spent.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.