How to configure video playback settings in Windows 10?

In an update of Windows 10, Microsoft has added some of the additional settings in it and one of them is video settings. Along with video playback settings in Windows 10, the update has also brought changes in battery settings. When you play a video in your Windows device, some apps may use the built-in video player. While some videos are not supported by this player. Those apps that use the built-in video playing platform, can be easily managed and controlled using Windows media player settings.

Thus, in this tutorial, we will learn the procedure to change the video settings for apps that use the video playback platform. This platform, as we already know, is built-in in Windows 10.

Steps to change all the video playback settings in Windows 10

Follow the steps given below to configure Windows media player DVD settings:

  1. First of all, you need to open the Settings of your device.
  2. After this, tap on the Apps icon.
  3. Now, you need to go to the left side and click on the ‘Video playback’ option.
  4. On the new page that opens, change the desired settings as follows:
    1. You can enable the ‘Adjust video based on lighting’ option. You can also adjust battery settings if you wish to optimize battery life.
    2. Another setting you can change is the automatic process to enable or disable video to enhance it. In this option also, you can configure battery settings.
    3. In the next option, you can disable and enable prefer video to play at a lower resolution. This will save network bandwidth. If you disable this option, then it will add the “I prefer video to play at a lower resolution when on battery”.
    4. In the next setting option, you can select “Optimize for battery life”. You can also select the “Optimize for video quality” option in case you want to save on network bandwidth. This option is available in the Battery options in the drop-down menu. This will change the settings for what you want when watching movies and videos when you are using battery power.

Whenever you change the video playback settings in Windows 10 to optimize for battery life, you can also turn on or off the “Don’t adjust video based on lighting when on battery”. Other than this, you can also do the same for “Don’t automatically process video when on battery and/or I prefer video to play at a lower resolution when on battery”. This will be completely based on what settings you have made previously.


After changing the video settings, you can also troubleshoot audio issues by adjusting the settings in the audio menu. You can do this in the same way as you have done for changing video settings. In case you find any trouble during the process, you can change the settings to default and then try some other method. For further assistance, you can get in touch with Microsoft experts and tell them about the problem you are facing.

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