Microsoft yesterday released a new Windows 10 build 17704 for Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring. The latest build has been pushed out with many new features along with improvements and bug fixes.
With the Redstone 5 build, Microsoft introduced the much needed auto brightness feature for Videos. Windows 10 users need not adjust their video brightness settings manually anymore when watching a video outside.
The new feature automatically adjusts the video brightness depending on the light. It works on similar lines to the auto brightness feature on Windows 10 Mobile.
The feature uses the light sensor in the device to control the light surrounding the device and adjust the video brightness accordingly to improve the image quality and let user view images or objects on the screen even in direct sunlight.
Microsoft says: “There’s a new viewing mode for you to try out, designed to improve the visibility of your video when you are in a very bright environment. This feature uses the light sensor on your device to detect your ambient light, and automatically adjusts your video accordingly,”.
The auto brightness feature is already available in the latest Windows 10 build and you would need to go to Settings> Apps > Video playback > “Adjust video based on lightning” to enable it on your PCs.
We would also like to inform our users that since the new feature uses the light sensor of the device, it is mandatory that the device has the required hardware for the feature to work.
Users who don’t see the new option “Adjust video based on lightning” on their PCs will not be able to use the new feature after installing the latest build since the feature requires the light sensor to work.
Microsoft is expected to make more improvements to the feature in upcoming builds of Redstone 5 and would require feedback from Windows 10 Insiders on the performance of the feature.
The latest Windows 10 Redstone 5 update is expected to be finalized in the month of September with a public roll out being planned in October this year. So it will be fair to say that Microsoft has lot of time to make improvements to the Video brightness feature in upcoming builds.