Tag: HDR

How to enable 10-bit color depth on Linux (and whether to enable 30-bit color)

Table of contents 1. Does my monitor (TV) use 10-bit color depth 2. Why enable 10-bit color support on Linux 3. How 10-bit color support is implemented in Windows 4. How 10-bit color support is implemented in Linux 5. How to know if my monitor (TV) supports 10-bit color depth 6. How to determine the number of colors (bits per...

How to identify content with 10-bit color depth. How to check what color depth is used in a photo and video

How can I tell if 10-bit depth is being used in a video or photo? How to determine color depth in an image First of all, if the photo is in JPG format, then it is safe to say that 10-bit color depth is not used in it, because this format simply does not support it. Examples of formats that...

How to watch HDR videos on YouTube on Linux

To get started, make sure that your monitor supports 10-bit color depth and enable 10-bit (or, as it is usually indicated in the settings, 30-bit) color depth at the level of the Linux operating system. In your web browser's address bar, enter: chrome://flags Use the search to find the “Force color profile” flag. Select “Display P3 D65” color profile. Restart...

Why Google Chrome web browser is gray when 10-bit color is enabled and how to fix it

After enabling 10-bit color depth on Linux, you may find that some applications turn gray. For some of them, this cannot be fixed, but in Google Chrome you can select the correct color profile, which will make it possible to watch HDR videos on YouTube, while all other websites will have normal brightness. The Google Chrome web browser and Chromium...

How to determine the number of colors (bits per pixel) in X11

How to determine the number of colors (bits per pixel) in X11 How can I find out how many bits per pixel are actually available in a running X11 session? To check the system-wide value, run the command: xwininfo -root | grep Depth Example output: Depth: 24 The following command will print the supported bitness values for the root window:...

The complete guide to HDR: how to enable, how to set up, how to watch HDR movies and YouTube, troubleshooting HDR problems in Windows

Table of contents 1. What is HDR for? 2. How to enable HDR on Windows. What is needed for HDR 3. Step by step guide to enable HDR in Windows 4. Why does everything look gray and dark when HDR is on? 5. How to check if HDR is being used 6. How to enable HDR on YouTube and Netflix...

Is HDMI or DisplayPort better for the ultimate picture, sound, HDR, FreeSync, G-Sync and more

Key takeaway: HDMI and DisplayPort have multiple versions that support different data rates. Even on the same device, HDMI and DisplayPort can support different speeds, so if you're not satisfied with HDMI performance, then try DisplayPort. Usually, the DisplayPort port supports higher speed. Better HDMI or DisplayPort for HDR and good picture The latest versions of HDMI or DisplayPort support...

What you need to pay attention to when buying a TV (monitor) for HDR

Bottom Line: Just because a TV or monitor says HDR in its specs, it doesn't automatically mean you'll get the most out of this technology. If the TV (monitor) does not support sufficient brightness or color depth, then you will hardly notice the difference between HDR and SDR. HDR looks different for different manufacturers HDR has not only several formats,...

How to enable HDR monitor support in Linux

Short answer: no way. Currently, HDR is not supported on Linux. What is HDR HDR is a technology that makes the display on a monitor or TV screen more vivid, contrasting and realistic. This is achieved by transferring metadata (in addition to the video stream), based on which some scenes (for proprietary HDR variants) or video in general (for HDR10,...
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