There are hidden features just beyond your reach, and a Reddit user has posted how anyone can find the “Very High” quality streaming from Xbox One to your Windows 10-running PC. All that you will need is basic knowledge of tweaking a file and that would be it. Even if you don’t, there’s nothing bad about learning something new.
Currently, the default feature of streaming from your console to PC has three options: low, medium and high. However, it seems there is an option beyond the latter and it’s hidden away in your Xbox One app folder.
Reddit user, OomaThurman (the name is a good credential in itself), has recently posted a simple way of accessing the “Very High” quality and improving your experience while enjoying the streaming option.
You will need to go to “C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.XboxApp”, or more plainly put, you will need to find the “Local State” folder within your Xbox One app folder on your computer. Keep in mind that the long string of an address provided only applies to default installation settings.
If you have picked another location for the app, make sure to head into the right direction. Or, there’s always the option of using the search function if you genuinely cannot remember where you placed it. It’s alright, it happens to the best of us.
Once locating the folder, find the “userconsoledata” file and open it with a text editor (preferably Notepad, to make your task easier). Through another simple use of the Find feature, look for the words “IsInternalPreview” and change its value from “FALSE” to “TRUE”. Save, close the file and you’re done.
Also, for those not accustomed to tweaking files or following instructions for certain modifications, make sure that the file’s integrity is not compromised, by keeping in line with its previous structure, such as staying true to the quotation marks.
If all is right and the steps have been followed, you will now have access to a better quality while streaming from your Xbox One to your PC, which will transmit a “full 1080 imagery”, according to Digital Foundry, who clearly approves the message posted by OomaThurman.
It will unlock the hidden treasure of the “Very High” quality setting, and while the fps (frames per second) rate is not perfect for all games, it will not affect their performance too much if you are one of the lucky ones with a decent internet bandwidth.
The question does stand as to why the option was hidden in the first place, but no official statement has been released by Microsoft. However, it has been suggested that the “Very High” quality would be part of a more formal, future update, so if you don’t want to make the modification yourself, you may only have to wait a little bit.
Perhaps the Reddit post might prompt Microsoft to release the update sooner than planned.
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