Updated: 29 Jun 2015

madVR is a utility tool whose role is to enhance the quality of videos while using a compatible media player.
All you need to do is install this piece of software on your computer and select madVR as your favorite renderer in the media player’s settings.

Among the media players which offer support for madVR we mention MPC-HC, KMPlayer, Zoom Player and Daum PotPlayer.

The main features of this GPU assisted video renderer are high-quality scaling, chroma upsampling, YCbCr to RGB conversion, full 16bit processing queue, gamut & gamma correction for display calibration, and final 16bit processing result dithered down to RGB output bitdepth.

All the actions are performed via GPU shaders and obtaining the highest quality is top priority for madVR.

This application has some limitations as well as capabilities, although in the future updates will probably add more to the features of madVR: it does not support subtitles yet and the DVD playback with navigation menu is only available in XP.

Other features not supported are hardware accelerated video decoding (DXVA) and hardware accelerated deinterlacing (DXVA).

The latest updates have added new capabilities to madVR:

- updated to latest Shiandow SuperRes version
- added Bilateral chroma upscaling algorithm
- added AdaptiveSharpen to "image enhancements" and "upscaling refinement"
- improved luma anti-ringing quality for super-xbr image doubling
- super-xbr chroma upscaling now supports enabling/disabling anti-ringing
- added super-xbr sharpness options of 25 and 150
- ca. 30% performance boost for super-xbr image doubling
- ca. 15% performance boost for super-xbr chroma upscaling
- ca. 30% performance boost for FineSharp
- removed "thinning" parameter from FineSharp, now always set to 0
- added various new madTPG APIs

madVR is a tool worth trying for all media enthusiasts who want to get the best out of their video files. Videos have a crispier look and the graphic card works at its full potential so your movies look a lot more like real life.

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madVR 0.83.5
on 26 September 2012, reviewed by:

The new update is excellent :) Anti-ringing filter work great while upscaling :p


madVR 0.74
on 11 October 2011, reviewed by:

The MadVR renderer is great. Video looks crisper and clearer, and it makes terrific use of the graphics card you're ...

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