Everyone may be talking about 4K or 8K, but HDR is actually a greater improvement in image quality. HDR means more detailed images, better color, and highlights that really pop.

Now Nero Platinum starts to support HDR video playback in Nero MediaHome. Nero's HDR technology allows you to enjoy HDR image quality even on non-HDR displays! The following is meant to ensure that your video or movie can be played with HDR.

What You’ll Need

Much like with Full HD video playback, every link in the chain - from your Windows system to the graphic card, to the source video file - has to be HDR-capable basically. That means you need:

  • Windows 10 64bit system, with Nero Platinum or Nero Platinum 2021 installed

Nero Platinum supports HDR playback for 23.x and higher versions. You can get the latest version from:

Nero Platinum Suite 


  • A HDR-capable Graphic card or chip

That means Nvidia GTX 1060 or better, AMD RX470 or better, or Intel HD 620 or later.   Note that these are the bare minimums, and higher-end cards will be able to have better performance. 


  • HDR-capable source video file

Not all videos can be played with HDR effect - you can hardly ask a SD quality video to achieve high-definition HDR playback. Basically, HDR playback is only possible for AVC and HEVC 10 bit video or movie files.  


If your video and system support HDR playback, you will see the ‘HDR’ icon at Nero MediaHome tool bar:





Clicking ‘HDR’ icon will turn on/off the HDR playback.

Better performance if your graphic card or chip supports HDR hardware playback

That means a Nvidia GTX 1060 or better, AMD RX470 or better, or Intel HD 620 or later.  You can turn on the ‘Enable hardware acceleration’ option in ‘Nero MediaHome > Options > Video’. The hardware acceleration will be applied if you start the playback again.