How to enable “HDR compatible mode” to watch videos in Nero MediaHome?

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

Nero Platinum supports now the playback of HDR videos in Nero MediaHome. Nero’s HDR technology allows you to enjoy near-HDR image quality even on non-HDR displays!

Learn here how to ensure that your HDR videos and movie can be played.

What You’ll Need

Every link in the chain – from your Windows system to the graphic card, to the source video file – has to be HDR-capable. 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:

🛒 Click and Get 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 H.265 10bit AVC video or movie files.

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

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


Enjoy a better performance with HDR hardware playback

With a Nvidia GTX 1060 or better, AMD RX470 or better, or Intel HD 620 or later.  Please activate the ‘Enable hardware acceleration’ option in ‘Nero MediaHome > Options > Video’. The hardware acceleration will be applied after you re-start the playback.


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Can I play back Audio CDs and Video Discs with Nero MediaHome?

Sure, you can.

Open ‘Nero MediaHome’. Insert an Audio CD into your PC drive and it will appear in the device view to the left.

‘Nero MediaHome’ shows available Audio-CD information and will check in the background for more CD-information like Album title, artist etc. This information will be added in the library.

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Playback will start right away. Use the playback functions below for selecting other tracks.

You can also easily import CD tracks to your library. Click on import CD to add tracks to Nero MediaHome library. The Import status is shown at the bottom left.

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You can continue browsing your media library while Audio-CD playback continues in the back. Click on the small window bottom left to get back to Music view.

For playing back a DVD-Video disc insert it into the PC drive.

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The menu structure will appear and lets you playback your disc or access individual titles.

Via right click the context menu gives you options to go back to the main menu and more.

Also check out the video tutorial

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How can I browse and play media with Nero MediaHome?

‘Nero MediaHome’ is a complete media management and playback solution for all your files and discs; be it photo, video, music or accessing connected mobile devices.

On the left hand side you find categories for Photos & Videos, Music, and Slide Shows. When inserted or connected you can also directly access discs and USB devices from here.

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Click on ‘Photos & Videos’ for quick browsing. Here you can choose between three different viewing modes.

‘Timeline’ has a daily or monthly view and a year reference so that you can quickly scroll or jump to the wanted clips. Clip information is shown on the right hand side.

You can modify the thumbnail view and filter the view for either video or photos. The field above lets you type in search words to easily find assets.

Via ‘Faces’ view you will easily find photos of people that are already identified via face detection.

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To playback files simply click on the play button below. Photos and videos will be played automatically in the order of clips in the library with optional background music for photo playback.

Also check out the video tutorial

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