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LinDen
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Status: In development

 

Firefox managed to bring HDR to Macs in 100.0 version. Now it's time for Windows!

It'd be awesome to watch and work on HDR images and videos using Firefox in 2022. Windows is the most popular OS, why not bring HDR here too?
More monitors and devices running on Windows support HDR, so there is an increase in demand of HDR support in Firefox.

The only option for Windows users is either to switch to another browser or to download and use a dedicated app from Microsoft Store.

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transfer1992
New member

It really sucks to have to use Edge for HDR videos. Please bring HDR to Windows!

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

SP259
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Was looking into HDR support for Firefox on windows and found this thread. 

Here is why HDR is a important feature in 2023 and should be implemented ASAP IMO.

1: HDR video is rapidly becoming the standard of content on sites like You tube and is already standard on things like Netflix and other streaming sites.

2: As we begin the transition away from LCD panels into the microLED and OLED world. These new technologies will more than likely support HDR 400 at a minimum and. Thus HDR video in browser makes sense as it transparent to the end user. They enable it in Windows, and then never think about it again. much like it works on OSX.

3; HDR is an important feature that people will make a decision to use a browser or not. being stubborn and not adding HDR support in version 113 or sooner will only put Firefox behind the curve. Even more so with Nvidia Video Super resolution coming to google Chrome. if that works as well as advertised it offers a large decrease in video bandwidth while not forgoing quality. 

aloola
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Could you please consider supporting HDR as soon as possible? Additionally, supporting HEVC would also be greatly appreciated. Chrome and Edge already support these features, whereas Firefox is currently lagging behind in implementing them.

YaKi
New member

Guys if you need to read million posts just to say: Oh, now it's a trending idea this means that you are intentionally choosing the way down following Netscape route. The best browser intentionally trying to commit suicide by playing the fool in a critical issue of lacking support for an important feature requested by all customers. Yes, customers as without users you will have nothing left, so please consider users customers even though they don't monetize directly for you.

Short: When is HDR coming?

kkim
Employee
Employee

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for your feedback. You're right: screens can only support higher-fidelity content over time, and it's our goal to bridge quality gaps in your media experience, no matter your operating system.

To tell you the truth, HDR video support on Windows has been on our minds and in planning discussions for a while -- since the start of covering HDR video support in general. That's not an excuse: it's not our goal, nor (more importantly) is it fair to exclude our Windows community for something that's been present in macOS for a while at this point. We apologize for the delay on that.

We want to give a parity experience for as many users as we can, so we're revisiting prioritization for a Windows implementation in the upcoming planning cycle.

Thank you, all, for voicing this out. Will keep you posted with concrete updates as they come.

ConkerRakun
New member

great!

cant wait to hear more about it

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it is being brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. Please check out @kkim's comment in this thread for more info and stay tuned for additional updates.

Thanks for your patience and participation 😃

 

Psythik
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FINALLY! When I saw the email notification I almost couldn't believe it. I was so sick and tired of having to fire up a Chromium-based browser just to watch YouTube!

Thank you for finally catching up to 2016's display standards! Better late than never, I suppose. Can't wait for it to be implemented.

dontpokethebear
New member

I'm very glad to hear. After reading the first two pages of this thread I was going to make an angry comment lol. Please accelerate the inclusion of this as soon as possible.

Saarsk
Strollin' around

And Linux, please. 🙂

EvenBoe
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Is this not already a thing!? 😧 Surprise, surprise! This feature would be awesome! 😁

Artymissi
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Yeah, this should definitely be a thing asap! I would love to trash Edge/Chromium completely, I'd love to have this feature on FF 🙂

dontpokethebear
New member

Still coming? Firefox is still not competitive with Chromium based browsers here. If you want to survive on Windows major gaps like this can't be left open.

Superior84
New member

I agree with the prior response. This is actually a big deal if you dont want to lose even more users. So it is in fact in your best interrest as well.