Enabling 2D Enhancements on GeForce 6 and 7 Series
GeForce 6 and 7 series have a dedicated 2D processor in charge of enhancing the quality of 2D videos executed by programs such as Windows Media Player. This feature was highly praised by nVidia when they released their GeForce 6 series and recently with the release of their GeForce 7 series. nVidia announces their chips from these series as “two-in-one”, since they have not only a 3D processor, but also a processor for enhancing 2D videos.
But there is an important detail that nVidia doesn’t tell: the 2D enhancements are not automatically enabled. I.e. just installing your GeForce 6 or 7 series video card is not enough to get the 2D video enhancements, you need to install an additional driver and configure Windows Media Player correctly. We will show you how this is done in this tutorial.