Creating a DLNA server with built-in Windows 10 tools

In order for Windows 10 to act as a DLNA server for devices supporting the technology, it is enough to follow these simple steps:

  • Open “Media Streaming Options” (using search in the taskbar or control panel).
  • Click on “Enable streaming media” (the same action can be performed from Windows Media Player in the “Stream” menu item).
  • Give a name to your DLNA server and, if required, exclude some devices from the allowed ones (by default, all devices on the local network will be able to receive content).
  • Also, by selecting a device and clicking “Configure”, you can specify which types of media should be provided access.

Those. It is not necessary to create or connect to a Homegroup (besides, homegroups disappeared in Windows 10 1803). Immediately after the settings are made, from your TV or other devices (including other computers on the network) it will be possible to access the content from the folders “Video”, “Music”, “Pictures” on the computer or laptop and play them (below in the instructions there is also information about adding other folders).

Note: with the specified actions, the network type (if “Public” was set) changes to “Private network” (Home) and turns on network discovery (in my test, for some reason, network discovery remains disabled in “Advanced sharing options”, but is turned on in additional connection options in the new Windows 10 settings interface).

DLNA Server Windows 10

This tutorial details how to create a DLNA server in Windows 10 to broadcast streaming media to TV and other devices using built-in system tools or using third-party free programs. And also how to use the functions of playing content from a computer or laptop without setting up.

What is it for? The most common use is to access a movie library stored on a computer from a Smart TV connected to the same network. However, the same applies to other types of content (music, photos) and other types of devices that support the DLNA standard.

Streaming video without setup

In Windows 10, you can use DLNA functions to play content without setting up a DLNA server. The only requirement is that both the computer (laptop) and the device on which the playback is planned to be in the same local network (connected to the same router or via Wi-Fi Direct).

In this case, in the network settings on the computer, “Public network” can be enabled (accordingly, network discovery is disabled) and file sharing disabled, playback will still work.

All you need to do is right-click on, for example, a video file (or a folder with several media files) and select “Transfer to device.” (“Bring to device.”), then select the desired one from the list (in this case in order for it to be displayed in the list, it is required that it be enabled and online, also, if you see two items with the same name, select the one that has an icon as in the screenshot below).

This will start streaming the selected file or files in the Windows Media Player “Bring to Device” window.

Adding folders for DLNA server

One of the not obvious things when you turn on the DLNA server with the built-in means of Windows 10, as described above, is how to add your own folders (after all, not everyone stores movies and music in system folders for this) so that they can be seen from the TV, player, console etc.

  • Start Windows Media Player (for example, by searching in the taskbar).
  • Right-click on the “Music”, “Videos” or “Pictures” section. Let’s say we want to add a folder with a video. right-click on the appropriate section, select “Manage video library” (“Manage music library” and “Manage gallery”. for music and photos, respectively).
  • Add the desired folder to the list.

Done. This folder is now also available from DLNA-enabled devices. The only caveat: some TV and other devices cache the list of files available via DLNA and in order to “see” them, you may need to restart (on-off) the TV, in some cases, disconnect and reconnect to the network.

Note: You can also turn Media Server on and off in Windows Media Player itself, in the Stream menu.

Setting up a DLNA server using third-party programs

In the previous guide on the same topic: Creating a DLNA server in Windows 7 and 8 (in addition to the method with creating a “Home group”, which is also applicable in 10), several examples of third-party programs for creating a media server on a Windows computer were considered. In fact, the utilities specified then are relevant now. Here I would like to add just one more such program that I discovered recently, and which left the most positive impression. Serviio.

The program, already in its free version (there is also a paid Pro version), provides the user with the widest opportunities for creating a DLNA server in Windows 10, and among the additional functions are:

  • Using online broadcast sources (some require plugins).
  • Support for transcoding (transcoding into a supported format) of almost all modern TVs, consoles, players and mobile devices.
  • Support for broadcasting subtitles, work with playlists and all common audio, video and photo formats (including RAW formats).
  • Automatic sorting of content by types, authors, date added (i.e. on the end device when viewing, you get convenient navigation, taking into account various categories of media content).

After installation, launch Serviio Console from the list of installed programs, switch the interface to Russian (top right), add the necessary folders with video and other content in the “Media Library” settings item and, in fact, everything is ready. your server is working and available.

Within the framework of this article, I will not delve into the Serviio settings in detail, except that I note that at any time you can turn off the DLNA server in the “Status” settings.

That’s probably all. I hope that the material will be useful, and if you suddenly have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.

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After clicking “play on”, I write “device is not responding”, what could be the problem? TV Hisense 7700 on the network can be seen

Is it possible to check the same TV with another laptop? If so, try it. It’s just that if this happens on different devices, I would assume a problem from the TV side, and if from one only. I would look for a problem in drivers, software (firewalls, etc.)

Thank you, it turned out from the computer on 7k, the player started on the TV, but the movie itself did not start after a long download, I sin on my router, Wi-Fi finishes up to TV by 60-70 percent and the Internet periodically disappears, although even most of the neighboring wifays are on 100% finish off)

THANK YOU SO MUCH! With your advice, you can become a hatskor

Hello. I was already tortured to configure DLNA on my own. After the performed manipulations, TV is not displayed in the devices. Everything is connected (PC, TV) via a cable to the router. What could be the problem?

Is the TV on? Also: is the DLNA server visible from the TV itself? (check, there you can go somewhere through the menu). Through Options. Devices. Adding a device also fails?

TV is on. On TV, everything has crawled, I don’t understand where to find a server. Should in theory appear in the source. But it’s empty. Adding a device is also dull. It seems that the TV is not in the LAN, although it is connected. Router innbox e70, maybe it’s in it. I don’t know what to think anymore. There is no other router to check. In the settings of the router itself, there is a DLNA on off function, but when you turn it on, it becomes itself like a server. And when you insert a device into it via USB, TV sees it exactly where you select the source.

Such a question then: are there all kinds of YouTube on TV and all that stuff? If so, do they work? (just if not, it is worth suspecting that TV really simply does not have access to the network for some reason).

Solved a problem.
1. Changed the identification parameters in the computer properties to “the computer is intended for home use”.
2. Updated the router software. I don’t know what exactly helped). But I refer to the software update. thanks for the help!

The instruction has long been outdated, at least on Win 10 (1909), as well as earlier versions of such a setting as “Streaming data” does not exist, so there is no switch!

I have Win 10 Pro (1909) on board. What nonsense, what is outdated, I did everything according to the instructions, everything worked the first time, without dancing with a tambourine. Many thanks to the author for the hard work.!

When I select a picture / video / music with the right mouse button in the Transfer to device tab, a TV (LG smart TV LH570U) is always displayed, which we do not have at home. Appeared recently. TVs have never been connected via PCs. There are no other connections to the router besides our devices. When WI-FI is off this TV is not detected.
Can you tell me why I can so easily drop multimedia on an incomprehensible TV set and why I find it at all?

video, streaming, enable

I can: the bottom line is that one of the neighbors has the ability to always send a video / photo to it via Wi-Fi Direct via DLNA in the TV settings (i.e. we don’t even need that TV to be connected to your network). so you see it (just like a bunch of neighbors’ wireless networks when connected to Wi-Fi).
Just in case: you most likely won’t be able to joke with your neighbors. with a high probability, when you send it for the first time, a code will be displayed on the TV for entering on the computer from which it is sent.

Hello! Please describe how to set up a free Home Media Server (HMS). This is a very powerful utility for configuring the work with content on the network, but too complex in terms of settings. And when the standard DLNA in Win 10 works, HMS for some reason, when replacing the router, stopped and is not treated, but it was much more convenient and functional. thank.

DLNA server is visible from TV, all folders, subfolders are visible, but NO files.
I waited for caching for 3 days. Reduced the number of folders. it didn’t help.
Win 10, WMA.
A year ago, under Win 8, WMA, at least half of the files were chaotic.

And if you throw mp4 there? Try to see.

good day.
We have a Xiaomi TV and a Redmi laptop.
The laptop, when connecting wireless devices, sees the TV only as Other devices.
Otherwise, TV does not want to display in any way.
Updated wlan drivers on laptop.
I have already gone through all the articles, but I just can’t solve the issue.
The feeling that something is not included in the laptop, but I cannot understand what.

The picture from the phone to the TV displays without problems.

Hello. And you just display the picture? And how exactly are you trying to connect? Via WinP. connect a wireless monitor or otherwise?

We have an Asus Gaming FX504 laptop and a Samsung TV. The laptop identifies it as Samsung LED46. When I try to connect the laptop to the TV set via Wi-Fi via Screen Mirroring, the TV says “video data is not supported”. What am I doing wrong?

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I think that you do everything like this, but apparently the laptop transmits video in some wrong format. What is meant by the format. I cannot guess. In theory, it may be that the codec is not supported, or maybe the resolution (try setting the same resolution on a laptop as TV, will it work then?).

DLNA with built-in Windows 10
TV: Samsung 55q60t
Connection: Wire to router, and computer to router

The TV sees the device, sees the files, plays them
But from time to time, the video with the inscription ‘Check the connection’ turns off, while the PC is on, does not fall asleep, the cable, of course, cannot be removed

Now the problem is different, he sees the computer, files, but stopped opening

(I don’t know if the infa is needed, but for example, at the moment, in the folder from which the files are played, the movies are being downloaded via torrent, not the ones I’m trying to open, but can this affect?)

Just before I read to the last sentence I thought: probably a torrent.

And the essence is this:
1. when we use something like a torrent, then they “take the maximum” from the network.
2. Ordinary Wi-Fi routers, those within the price range of 1000-2000, have relatively limited performance. It’s not about the speed of connection via Wi-Fi or cable, but about the processor / memory, which are in the routers themselves.
3. On “heavy” and long-term traffic (as when downloading or actively distributing torrents), and especially when you need to keep in touch with several devices, they start to “hang” for a while sometimes (sometimes not for all devices at once, but for some).

Good afternoon, such a problem. When I add a folder to the video, it is loaded there, and then it says in front of it. does not respond. How to solve, tell me

And how to give a name? Where I don’t press. no reaction.

Good evening.
Activated DLNA using WMP. Everything seems to work, but there is a problem with displaying the name of MKV files. Both the VMP itself and Samsung TVs show not the file name, but the name from the metadata. And there it does not always correspond to the name. I tried to change the metadata using Windows and VLC. it doesn’t work. Do not tell me the solution to this problem?

Strange, editing VLC seems to work.
Be that as it may, check how all this will behave, if the.mkv file just change the extension to.mp4 (without any conversion). it is quite possible that they will continue to play on TV without problems, while if for mp4 you have the file names are displayed, they will be displayed.

Fine. I can send files to TV in lists. But at the same subs are not loaded. You can render them somehow too.?

How to enable DLNA server in Windows 10

Not only computers, but also televisions, smartphones, media boxes and other devices that support viewing multimedia content are capable of exchanging and accessing data on the same local network. This means, for example, that you can view a collection of images or video clips stored on your computer on a large TV screen without transferring files using removable media.

Such viewing is possible thanks to DLNA. a special set of protocols that allow compatible devices to exchange media content within a local network. Thanks to DLNA, a user can listen to music, view images and videos in real time on the screen of one device, while the content itself is physically located on another device. DLNA connection can be either wired or wireless.

In most cases, it is proposed to use third-party software. a home media server to pair a computer and a TV, but in Windows 10 you can do without it, since this version of the system already has all the necessary components in it, namely a DLNA server and client, as well as
multimedia player.

Enabling DLNA in Windows 10 is Easy.

Use the control / name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter command in the Run window to open the Network and Sharing Center and click on the left “Change advanced sharing settings”.

How to enable HDR in Windows 10?

In the next window open the section “All networks”.

Click on the link “Select media streaming options”.

And click in the next window the button “Enable streaming media”.

If at the same time you suddenly receive the message “Media streaming is not enabled”, go to the service management snap-in, find the setting “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service”, open its properties, set the startup type to “Automatic” and run.

After that, streaming should start without any problems.

You are almost done, all you have to do is make sure your TV or other device is available in the streaming media options window and still has access to your computer. After applying the settings of the Pictures folder. Videos and Music should be viewable on a DLNA-enabled device. The names of the sections in which the one responsible for viewing shared multimedia content on TVs and other devices is located may differ, it all depends on the model of a particular device. The setting may be called Smart TV. Network. UPnP etc.

Unfortunately streaming doesn’t always work the way we would like it to.

In some cases, the TV recognizes a computer on the network, but does not see shared folders and files, files may not play or play with errors. Problems can be caused by incorrect network settings, the lack of appropriate drivers on the PC, as well as the device’s support for a number of multimedia formats.

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How to enable HDR on my Windows 10 computer?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and is a technology that offers a richer and more colorful viewing experience on your screen. With HDR, you see more detail in both the shadows and highlights of the scene. With HDR, you get brighter, brighter and more detailed images than a standard display. HDR is great for immersive videos, including movies and games. Some people say HDR improves the viewing experience more than high definition 4K or 8K. If you have a new Windows 10 PC that supports HDR, you can enable this display technology. Here’s how

How to enable and configure HDR in Windows 10

If you’ve met the general requirements, it’s time to open the Settings app in Windows 10. One quick way to do this is to press Windows I on your keyboard. Then go to System.

In the column on the left, select Display if not already selected by default.

On the right, find the Windows HD Color section and turn on the Play HDR Games and Apps switch.

Windows 10 turns on HDR and asks if these display settings should be saved. If everything looks good, click or tap Save Changes. Otherwise, click Revert or wait a couple of seconds until Windows 10 reverts to previous display settings with HDR disabled.

HDR is now enabled. However, for the best HDR experience, click or tap on the link that reads “Windows HD Color Settings”.

You can now see more settings for your display.

Turn on the “Play HDR games and apps” and “Stream HDR video” switches so you can enjoy HDR in games, applications and videos such as YouTube.

Scroll down the list of settings and you will see a preview video that shows how the video looks with your current video settings. Play it to see if you’re satisfied. Then see the “Appearance of SDR Content” section. SDR stands for Standard Dynamic Range. This is your usual video setting when HDR cannot be used.

The problem is that when HDR is enabled, standard non-HDR video content can look terrible. You can improve the video quality for SDR content by using the SDR Content Appearance slider. Adjust the slider until you achieve a balance between the two image samples shown in Windows 10. You are now done setting up HDR in Windows 10 and hopefully you can enjoy high quality video content.

I am not happy with the image quality after enabling HDR in Windows 10. What should I do?

HDR can deliver immersive and beautiful video to your Windows 10 PC. However, due to the lack of standardization, this technology has many drawbacks and does not provide a plug and play experience. Not only do you need HDR-capable hardware, but an operating system to support HDR, as well as apps, games, and video content. Therefore, you have chances to run into problems such as standard SDR video content looks too bright or too dark, colors are not displayed correctly, etc. If you’re having trouble, we recommend this support guide from Microsoft: HDR and WCG Color Settings in Windows 10.

What you need to enable and use HDR in Windows 10

First of all, you need a 1080p, 4K, or 8K display with HDR support. This could be a computer monitor like the trendy ASUS PA32U we tested, or a Smart TV like Samsung 4K UHD 7 Series. HDR must be turned on on your monitor or TV. Some HDR capable displays do not have this feature enabled by default, so you should check if you have it enabled.

Second, you need a modern PC with a processor and video card that works with HDR. Intel introduced HDR support in its 7th Gen Intel Core processors, which launched in 2016. Both NVIDIA and AMD also started offering HDR support in 2016. Therefore, you need to have a relatively new processor and graphics card released in 2016 or later to use HDR on your Windows 10 PC.

Equally important is the cable you use to connect your PC to the monitor or TV you are using. You must use a cable that supports HDCP 2.2 (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and 4K. This can be an HDMI 2.0 cable, such as a DisplayPort 1.4 or USB Type-C cable. The best HDR cable would be DisplayPort 1.4 or USB Type-C. You must use a cable that works with both your graphics card and your display.

Last but not least, you need Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later. For the best HDR experience on Windows 10, we recommend using the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or newer.

You have successfully enabled HDR for Windows 10 PC?

If you follow all the steps and requirements in this guide, you will be able to enjoy HDR apps, games, and video content on Windows 10. We know what we did and we loved it. Before closing this article, please tell us if everything went smoothly and if there were any issues during the installation process. Comment below and let’s discuss.

Find out if your external display is optimized for HDR video

If you don’t have HDR on your main monitor, but you do have an HDR monitor, this is what you should do.

  • Connect an external display to your Windows 10 computer
  • Open Settings System Display.
  • Select “Display” and then look for the option that says “HDR and enhanced color”.
  • If you can toggle it, that means it is supported on the external display.
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Now here’s my advice. If you have one video that is a standard monitor or SDR and another HDR, always cast those apps to an HDR display. If you are playing on SDR it will switch and to return to HDR you will have to restart the app on the second display.

Enable HDR playback on Windows 10

  • First, make sure you close the settings menu if it’s open. Second, disconnect from external display if available.
  • Now open Application Settings Video Playback.
  • Look for the switch that says HDR Video Stream. Can you turn it on or off? If yes, your Windows 10 PC can play HDR on this monitor.
  • You can also calibrate the display by following the link below it.

If you can’t, it means your display is not optimized for HDR video.

Please note that even if your monitor does not support HDR, you can still enable Automatically process videos. to improve it. If you have a decent graphics card this will help. Also, select the Allow lower resolution video playback check box. to save bandwidth.

How to enable HDR playback for video streaming apps in Windows 10

High dynamic range (HDR) is a term that is very common among mobile devices. When shooting with HDR, images are very clear, dark areas do not look very dark, and bright areas are not overexposed. The same applies to video, and in a similar way, the video output quality looks very balanced.

Windows 10 supports HDR videos, which ensures that when you use streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and other services that have Windows apps, you get the quality you expect. However, in order to experience HDR, you must have a display that also supports HDR. So if you buy a new one ask if the TV supports HDR, otherwise you will have to check if your existing monitor or TV has HDR.

If you have an HDR display or monitor, you can leverage Windows 10 HDR support to enjoy streaming from apps like Netflix, Hulu, and more. In this post, we’ll learn how you can check, enable, and troubleshoot streaming. HDR transmission. reproduction.

Display requirements for HDR video playback

The requirements for displaying HDR video on Windows 10 are as follows:

  • The built-in display should show 300 nits or more.
  • Windows 10 device must have an integrated graphics card that supports PlayReady hardware DRM (for protected HDR content) and must have the required codecs installed for 10-bit video decoding.

Troubleshooting HDR video streaming

That said, if everything is HDR for you, and it still doesn’t work. Check it out from your list.

  • HDR streaming only happens when the app goes full screen.
  • If it’s a laptop, make sure it’s plugged in. HDR is heavy when it comes to power and bandwidth. However, if you are confident in yourself, uncheck the Do not stream HDR video on battery power on the video playback settings page.
  • If you are low on power, the battery saver feature will usually turn on. This will ensure HDR is disabled. If you want to stream HDR even when battery is low, go to Settings System Battery Uncheck Decrease Screen Brightness in Battery Saving Mode.

This should take care of the HDR setting in Windows 10. Always check where you are using HDR, how much battery is left, and keep an eye on bandwidth if you have limited bandwidth.

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments.

Now Read: How to Calibrate Display for HDR Video in Windows 10.

Calibrating Windows 10 Display for HDR Video

High dynamic range or HDR. it is a technique that is used to create lifelike videos with improved and enhanced dynamic range, especially when it comes to detail. And as you know, Windows 10 supports HDR video streaming as long as the display supports it, and has the ability to enable HDR playback for Windows 10 video streaming apps, however, before you can get the best viewing experience, you’ll need to further calibrate the display for on PC with Windows 10.

Note that even if HDR playback is enabled on your computer, you still need a display that supports it. To make sure your display supports this feature, you can use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to properly connect your display and install the latest WDDM 2.4 drivers, as well as configure other settings correctly.

After you have verified that your computer display does indeed support HDR and you have already enabled HDR playback, now is the time to calibrate. Remember, when calibrating your display, you must make the external monitor your primary monitor if you’re using it for HDR, then adjust the settings to your liking. And if you are calibrating for the main display, you need to disable all other displays.

First you need to open video playback. To do this, go to “Settings” “Applications” “Video playback”.

In the video playback settings, uncheck the “Do not increase display brightness when watching HDR video on battery” checkbox or connect your computer.

Then click on the “Change calibration settings for HDR video on my built-in display” link located on the right.

After that, click the Play button located on the left to play the video. Then move the sliders left or right to start calibration. Once you see that the image quality suits your preference, stop.

Note: just a tip when sizing. you just need to find the right balance between details in the dark parts of the scene. For example, you have Mountains in the background and buildings in the front. you need to drag the slider to the right to add more detail to the snow on the mountain, or drag the slider to the left to add more detail to the buildings. After that, you can pause the video and exit full screen mode. Keep in mind that HDR quality is up to you as this is a personal choice. Some users may like a brighter shade, while others need a darker shade, so it really depends on your taste. If you are not satisfied with how the HDR came out, try calibrating the display again. Just go back to the default HDR video calibration and click or tap the Reset Calibration button.

One more thing to remember. First, you can only see HDR content in full screen mode, and if you are using a laptop, you should definitely watch the video when plugged in and make sure the battery settings do not reduce brightness.

If your computer is experiencing some system problem. from minimal to extreme. there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you can use. This program is a useful tool that can repair corrupted registries and optimize the overall performance of your PC. Apart from this, it also cleans your computer of any unwanted or corrupted files, which will help you remove any unwanted files from your system. It’s basically a solution that you have at your fingertips with just one click. It is easy to use and convenient to use. For a complete set of instructions on how to download and use, see the steps below.

Calibrating Windows 10 Display for HDR Video

Perform a full system scan with Restoro. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, restart it.
  • This will display the BIOS screen, but if Windows appears instead, restart your computer and try again. Once you are on the BIOS screen, press the F8 key again, this will display the advanced option.
  • To navigate the advanced option, use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with online connectivity, then press Enter.
  • Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Press and hold the R key and the Windows key.
  • If everything is done correctly, the Windows Startup window will appear.
  • Enter the URL in the Run dialog and press Enter or OK.
  • After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and open the launcher to install the program.
  • After the installation process is complete, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
  • After the scan is complete, click the “Fix, clean and optimize now” button.

Screen customization in Windows 10

Correctly adjusting the Windows 10 computer screen is necessary to reduce eye strain and more comfortable work with the system, as well as if the pictures on the monitor do not look quite the same as in reality or on other devices.

The top ten has new convenient functions for adjusting the image

For optimal rendering of graphics and the correct color gamut, you should set the parameters according to the maximum capabilities of the video card and the screen matrix.

Note! In addition to the configuration tools, Windows 10 now has the ability to record what is happening on the screen using the WinAltR hotkeys.

Brightness control

You can make the monitor brighter or dimmer on the top ten in different ways:

Enabling HDR and WCG Color Gamut

and more modern computers and displays support high definition (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) modes. To get a richer, brighter and more detailed picture when using HDR games and applications, you should enable this function, for this:

  • open the “Options” section in the “Start” menu;
  • go to the “System” menu, then to the “Display”;
  • select a monitor with HDR support (if multiple displays) from the Change Display Order menu;
  • open “Windows HD Color Settings”;
  • in the “Display Capabilities” section, check the box “Streaming video in HDR mode”.

“Ten” can support applications and games in HDR mode

Additional Information! In the same menu “Display” you can configure the display of “pictures” on multiple monitors: display the image on one of them, or on both at the same time.

How to change screen contrast on Windows 10

In order to work, play or watch movies on a computer with optimal quality, it is important to know how to increase the contrast on a Windows 10 laptop, there are two ways to do this.

Using the keyboard on the computer and laptop

It is possible to change the Windows 10 display settings without “getting into” the system using the keyboard on all laptops and most computers. The buttons responsible for the brightness of the screen display special icons (most often these are sun icons or up and down arrows), usually they are located on the numeric keypad. To activate this function, press the keys simultaneously with the Fn button.

Additional Information! If you have icons on your keyboard but don’t work, you should update your keyboard driver.

Adjusting the screen in Windows 10. how to improve the image on the monitor

Configuring the definition of the Windows 10 monitor occurs automatically immediately during the installation of the system, but if necessary, the display parameters can be changed independently, for this, new display adjustment tools have appeared in the top ten.

Calibrating the Windows Screen

Screen calibration is needed to adjust its characteristics for comfortable work or play. Before starting the process, leave the laptop or computer turned on for half an hour or more to warm it up, as well as disable all special settings for display parameters and the function of its adaptive adjustment to the user and return the data to the defaults. To enter the calibration menu:

  • open the “Settings” section (the gear icon in the lower left part of the “Start” menu);
  • select the tab “System”, then “Display”;
  • click on the link “Additional display parameters”, if there are several monitors, here they select the desired one;
  • follow the link “Additional display parameters”;
  • in the properties menu of the video adapter, click the “Color Management” button;
  • at the bottom of the “Details” tab, click the “Calibrate screen” button.
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Important! The screen should only be calibrated in the room light in which it will most often be used.

Calibrate Screen button in the Color Management menu

Video card drivers

If the problem with lagging video appeared after a recent reinstallation of Windows (or, for example, after a “big update” of Windows 10, which is, in fact, a reinstallation) and you did not install the video card drivers manually (that is, the system installed them by itself, or you used a driver pack), that is, there is a good chance that the reason for video lags in the browser is precisely the video card drivers.

In this situation, I recommend manually downloading the video card drivers from the corresponding official websites of the manufacturers: NVIDIA, AMD or Intel and installing them, approximately as described in this article: How to install the video card drivers (the instruction is not new, but the essence has not changed), or in this one: How install NVIDIA drivers on Windows 10.

How To Turn On HDR On Windows 10

Note: some users go to the device manager, right-click on the video card and select the “Update driver” context menu item, see a message stating that no driver updates were found and calms down. In fact, such a message only says that there are no newer drivers in Windows Update, but the manufacturer most likely has them.

Hardware accelerated video in the browser

Another reason that the video slows down in the browser can be disabled, and sometimes enabled (if the video card drivers are not working correctly or on some old video cards) hardware video acceleration.

You can try to check if it is enabled, if yes. disable it, if not. enable it, restart the browser and see if the problem persists.

In Google Chrome, before disabling hardware acceleration, try this option: in the address bar, enter chrome: // flags / # ignore-gpu-blacklist, click Enable and restart your browser.

If this does not help and the video continues to play with lags, try hardware accelerated actions.

To disable or enable hardware acceleration in the Google Chrome browser:

  • In the address bar, enter chrome: // flags / # disable-accelerated-video-decode and in the opened item click “Disable” or “Enable”.
  • Go to Settings, open “Advanced settings” and in the “System” section toggle the item “Use hardware acceleration”.

In Yandex Browser, you should try all the same actions, but when entering the address in the address bar, instead of chrome: // use browser: //

To disable hardware acceleration in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, use the following steps:

  • Press WinR keys, type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.
  • In the window that opens, on the “Advanced” tab, in the “Graphics acceleration” section, change the item “Use software rendering instead of the GPU” and apply the settings.
  • Remember to restart your browser if necessary.

on the topic of the first two browsers: How to disable hardware acceleration of video and Flash in Google Chrome and Yandex Browser (disabling or enabling acceleration in Flash can come in handy if only video playing through the Flash player slows down).

In the Mozilla Firefox browser, hardware acceleration can be disabled in Settings. General. Performance.

Hardware limitations of the computer, laptop or problems with it

In some cases, on not the newest laptops, lagging video can be caused by the fact that the processor or video card cannot cope with video decoding in the selected resolution, for example, in Full HD. In this case, you can first check how the video works at a lower resolution.

In addition to hardware limitations, there may be other reasons that cause problems with video playback:

  • High processor load caused by background tasks (can be viewed in the task manager), sometimes by viruses.
  • Very small amount of space on the system hard disk, problems with the hard disk, disabled paging file with, at the same time, a small amount of RAM.

Slows down video online in the browser. what to do?

One of the common problems when watching online video is that it slows down in a particular browser, and sometimes in all browsers. The problem can manifest itself in different ways: sometimes all videos slow down, sometimes only on a specific site, for example, on YouTube, sometimes only in full screen mode.

In this manual, in detail about the possible reasons that the video slows down in the browsers Google Chrome, Yandex Browser, Microsoft Edge and IE or Mozilla Firefox.

Note: if the slowdown of the video in the browser is expressed in the fact that it stops, it loads for some time (you can often see it in the status bar), then the downloaded fragment is played (without brakes) and stops again. the matter is very likely in the speed of the Internet (also it happens that the torrent tracker is just turned on, which uses traffic, Windows updates are being downloaded, or another device connected to your router is actively downloading something). See also: How to check your Internet speed.

Additional ways to fix the situation when online video slows down

In case none of the methods described above helped to correct the situation, you can try the following methods:

  • Temporarily disable the antivirus (if a third-party is installed, and not using the built-in Windows defender), restart the browser.
  • Try disabling all browser extensions (even those you trust 100 percent). Especially often, VPN extensions and various anonymizers can be the cause of a slow video, but not only them.
  • If your video is only slow on YouTube, check if the problem persists if you log out of your account (or launch your browser in Incognito mode).
  • If the video slows down on only one site, then there is a chance that the problem is on the part of the site itself, and not yours.

Hopefully one of the ways helped to solve the problem. If not, try to describe in the comments the symptoms of the problem (and, possibly, the patterns found) and the methods already used, perhaps I can help.

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Disabling the ap immediately worked. acceleration! Thank you so much!

And, oddly enough, the good old shamanic method worked for me: as described above in the paragraph describing disabling hardware acceleration for Internet Explorer. I, instead of checking or unchecking the checkboxes, pressed the button below. “Reset” and (lo and behold) the problem of braking, bad loading or lack of video in all browsers immediately stopped!!

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What is HDR on iPhone. How to enable and disable?

In this article, we will explain the differences in HDR function on different iPhone models, provide detailed examples of screen recording to further understand the main features of the HDR function.

What is HDR (general concept). Examples of.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range (translated from English. “wide dynamic range). this is a special video signal format that allows you to achieve an optimally wide range of brightness and color saturation compared to standard dynamic range (SDR). Simply put, HDR mode produces richer, brighter, sharper images with high contrast levels.
This is due to the fact that the HDR function stitches together several similar images, due to this, the dynamic range is expanded, becoming wider than the camera can “capture” in one shot.
How the process of creating a picture in HDR works: provided that the function is turned on, the iPhone instantly “clicks” three photos, following each other, in each of which the exposure is built with emphasis on different plans:

After that, the optimal parts from each exposure are combined into one frame. the clearest, sufficiently bright, expressive in color, with clearly visible contrasting transitions. that is, with an extended dynamic range.
To understand the difference between an HDR image and a regular one, let’s use an illustrative example: we have an image captured on an iPhone in standard mode (Figure 1) and in HDR mode (Figure 2).
As we can see, the photo in HDR is much clearer, the borders are clearer, the contrast is more pronounced and the colors are blended into a more “ideal” shade. not the brightest and not the most faded.

Photo in standard SDR mode.

How HDR works on an iPhone camera. Sample shots with and without HDR.

So, as we found out, when shooting in HDR format, IOS quickly takes three frames with different exposures, then highlights the best exposure details from each of the photos, and combines them into one overall image, which is displayed on our iPhone, marked “HDR”.
Here are three shots taken with the iPhone 8 Plus camera. If we take a closer look at them, we will notice a difference: in Figure 3, the exposure balance was aimed to make the Accent in the foreground (of the people), while the background was faded and fuzzy.
In Figure 5, on the contrary, the exposure settings were adjusted to the optimal display of the sky, and the foreground (people) turned out to be too dark. The frame in Figure 4 turned out to be a cross between the two extreme options. The HDR function “combined” the best features of all three images (relatively speaking. overexposed, underexposed and with medium exposure settings), and “generated” a picture where both the background and foreground are clearly and vividly expressed, the colors are the middle variant between too bright and excessively faded and balanced contrast.

Exposure set to Accent Bring to Front.