Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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:
added new APIs: "Connect" with various options; "Quit" to close the connected madTPG instance; "Get/SetPatternConfig" & "ShowRGBEx"; "IsStayOnTopButtonPressed" & "SetStayOnTopButton"; "IsUseFullscreenButtonPressed" & "SetUseFullscreenButton"; "IsDisableOsdButtonPressed" & "SetDisableOsdButton"; various new 3dlut conversion and loading APIs and also added IP address information to title bar.
Fixes include: AR downscaling after NNEDI3 luma only upscaling produced artifacts and madTPG API "madVR_ConnectToIp(127.0.0.1)" which sometimes didn't work.

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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5

madVR 0.83.5
on 26 September 2012, reviewed by:

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

4

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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