Microsoft Unveils Video Enhancement Technology For Its Edge Browser

TECH NEWS – While Intel is planning VSR (Video Super Resolution) for Google’s Chrome, Microsoft has unveiled its version (which is a joke because Edge is also Chromium-based).


If you have at least one of Nvidia’s GeForce video cards from the RTX 2000 series (up to the latest 4000 series if it has Tensor cores), or maybe AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 card at the minimum (will work up to the 7800 series), you have the option to use video upscaling technology in Microsoft Edge ( The main thing is to play it at a resolution lower than 720p and to have a video width and height of at least 192 pixels. It should not be protected by copy protection technology (PlayReady, Widevine) and be connected to the mains.

But let’s see what Microsoft says: “Due to the computation power required to clean up and upscale videos, video super-resolution (VSR) is currently offered only when the following conditions are met: the device has one of the following GPUs: Nvidia RTX 20/30/40 series OR AMD RX5700-RX7800 series GPUs, the video is played at less than 720p resolution, the device is connected to AC power, both the height and width of the video are greater than 192 pixels, the video is not protected with Digital Rights Management technologies like PlayReady or Widevine. Frames from these protected videos are not accessible to the browser for processing.

We are working on automatic Hybrid GPU support for laptops with multiple GPUs. Meanwhile, you can try VSR by changing Windows settings to force Edge to run on your discrete GPU. The feature is currently available for 50% of users in the Canary channel and will be enabled when the above conditions are met. You will see an HD icon in the address bar when the feature is enabled. Clicking the icon will allow you to enable or disable the feature. If you want to try the feature manually, you can enable the feature in edge://flags/#edge-video-super-resolution. We are excited for you to try this out! We’d love your feedback on this feature, so don’t forget to click the thumbs-up or down buttons (edge://settings/system) to let us know what you think!”

This feature can be helpful for old camera recordings. The ball is now in Mozilla’s court – they need to step up.

Source: WCCFTech

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