The preview version of the Microsoft Edge browser adds support for the Video Super Resolution scaling technology, which aims to improve the quality of video playback. Owners of NVIDIA GeForce RTX series graphics cards (20, 30 and 40 series) as well as AMD Radeon RX 5700-7800 can benefit from it.
AI scaling works with videos under 720p but at least 192 pixels wide or tall. It also doesn’t work with DRM protection, so the offer doesn’t apply to Netflix and other video streaming services.
The technology eliminates compression artifacts and improves text clarity. It is supported in the latest browser preview on the Canary test channel, but only 50% of the program’s users will be able to use it. You must manually enable the feature by setting the appropriate setting at the address “edge://flags/#edge-video-super-resolution”.
Finally, for the feature to work, the computer must be running on AC power—when running on battery power, it turns off. In the future, Microsoft has promised to add support for Video Super Resolution for systems with multiple graphics cards and hybrid chips. If the algorithm works, the “HD” icon will appear in the address bar, by clicking on it you can toggle zooming on and off.