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VLC video washed out colour distortion problems

VLC video washed out colour distortion problems


VLC video washed out colour distortion problemsVLC video washed out colour distortion problems - In our free time we love to watch latest movies or drama downloaded from Internet or any other source. For this for purpose we have installed many types of media players. But the most favourable one would be VLC media player. But recently we confront with a new problem related to video quality in VLC. The black levels in the images might not be displayed correctly and appears to be grey. The image appears to be washed out or milky in nature. The problem appears when the program default settings focus more on compatibility than quality.


In this article we focus on problems and solution related to grey image appearance in VLC media player. With few steps we can restore the normalcy of the VLC media player given below.


VLC video washed out colour distortion problems


At the first moment the problem is not noticed, but if the same video is played on different players like VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player you can recognise the error. The steps to resolve this wash out photo is explained below.


VLC video washed out colour distortion problems

Procedure to resolve VLC video washed out colour distortion problems


Open the NVIDIA Control panel by right clicking on the desktop. If you cannot find or locate the entry, press the window key and type NVIDIA control panel. Now under the "Select a task" section, you can see three sub heading like 3D Settings, Display and Video. Select the Video and go to Adjust video color settings. Now available the "With the NVIDIA Settings" option and go the advanced tab. Now Instead of selection 16-235, select 0-255 in the dynamic range menu. AtLast select the Apply button.

Now skip and check if problem is solved. Else select tools from the menu, navigate to settings and select video. Perform below procedure in decreasing playback performance.

  • Switch to DirectX (DirectDraw)

  • If this fails to work, disable Hardware YUV -> RGB conversions

  • If that does not work, switch to Windows GDI video output.

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