It seems that it’s possible to enhance the quality of Xbox to PC streaming beyond the Very High settings. The streaming quality has also been enhanced in the past, but now it seems that users have been still doing their best to come up with new ideas to do this again. It all happened on Reddit when a user called kaczorws offered all the necessary directions and the Xbox App mod script to increase streaming quality beyond Very High. The user made a short reference to three threads that inspired the creation of this mod script.
These three threads inspired me to start digging on how to force Xbox (or Xbox App) to stream games to PC in bitrates higher than Very High quality setting would normally allow. And – I can say it now – it is possible.
The mod script can achieve bitrates as high as 60mbps
This users went on and explained that usually the Very high setting streams in 1080p/60 and the average bitrate which is measured via the Xbox App is about 15-20mbps with occasional peaks of 25. He also said that this is unfortunately too low and it makes you feel like “you’re playing in live YouTube movie with too much compression.”
According to the same users, this is especially visible in games like Red Dead Redemption where the compression codec can’t handle the overall color tone very well. This user managed to achieve bitrates as high as 60mps.
There’s a drawback involved
Of course, there are also some drawbacks involved in this great news because it looks that this is apparently too much for Xbox to handle and it can trigger compression errors, stuttering while making the game unplayable. After a bit of testing, the user discovered that if you keep the bitrate between 30 and 35mbps the game will remain error-free and it will look much better than the Very High setting provides by default.
You can get the Xbox App Mod Script from here and give it a try yourself, but we strongly recommend that you read the complete notes on Reddit because they provide all the necessary details for the process.
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