If you are using Microsoft Edge and would like to enable Video Super Resolution to automatically upscale videos. This article will show you how to enable the feature which is currently still in its early testing phase. Keep in mind being so early you may encounter some issues with Edge VSR so be prepared for a mixed experience.
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Video Super resolution (VSR) is a fantastic feature that allows videos to be upscaled using machine learning and AI with minimal resource costs. If you’ve been around a while you’ve probably heard of NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR which are both video upscaling features used in video games to dramatically improve image quality and performance. VSR in Microsoft Edge aims to bring the same quality increases to video playback.
As well as improving image quality VSR also aims to reduce the bandwidth required to stream videos to your PC. To do this Microsoft is using an AI upscaler to do the work and will focus on removing blocky compression artefacts to improve image quality. Unlike Nvidia's RTX Super Resolution, which does not have any resolution limitations (you could go 360p to 4k if you wanted). Microsoft’s VSR will only upscale video to 720p. Your device also needs to be plugged in and have a compatible graphics card. Here’s where things get a bit extreme.
The hardware requirement is also fairly high with RTX 20 series and Radeon RX 5700 series GPUs (or newer) being the only GPUs supported so far. Which leaves most laptops and older devices without any support for VSR.
Still want to enable Video Super Resolution in Microsoft Edge? At this stage, Video Super Resolution (VSR) is only available in Microsoft Edge Canary version 112.0.1709.0 or newer so you will need to make sure you are using the latest version of Edge (Canary) to enable it. Once you have updated Edge Canary or installed it on your system you will need to run through the following steps to enable the new video upscaling feature. Keep in mind the feature is still entirely experimental so it may not work as well as you are hoping.
How do you enable Video Super Resolution (VSR) in Microsoft Edge? Enable Video Upscaling in Microsoft Edge.
In order to start using Video Super Resolution in Microsoft Edge, you will need to do the following. Again make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge Canary installed.
- Open Microsoft Edge and enter edge://flags into the address bar and press enter.
- On the next page use the search box to search Super Resolution.
- This will bring up an option called Microsoft Video Super Resolution highlighted in yellow.
- Now use the drop-down menu on the right to change the setting from Default to Enabled.
- Finally, Restart your browser and the change will take effect.