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Vita Plugins – VitaBright (Dim screen further) and VitaBattery 1.1 update

Aurora

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10 Responses

  1. Tonbo

    Thank you for the article, Wololo. Looking forward to future updates.

  2. moobs

    actually probably the best homebrew so far

  3. ZeroSbr

    Finally! I’ve been looking for this!

    Aurora, have you noticed increased battery life with the use of VitaBright?

    • Aurora

      Same! I don’t know but the lower the brightness, the better the battery life tho. If you have battery issues, getting a new battery is the best way to go 😉

      • ZeroSbr

        I did recently get a new battery, even though my 1000’s battery still holds charge just fine. I’m just curious to know if this plugin will actually reduce power usage and lowering brightness organically, or if it’s just a dimming filter applied to make the screen darker. If it’s the former, great. If it’s the latter, at least it prevents peoples’ eyes from hurting at night I guess.

        • spoonm

          Technically, it should reduce power usage even if it’s a dim filter due to the way OLED works: screen on the same brightness B will use less power if there are darker areas here and there than when there are many light areas.

          Now a dim filter would have a light impact by modifying the framebuffers. It shouldn’t be very significant, though.

          I don’t think it’s using a filter. The dimming is done seamlessly from regular brightness setting. The plug-in supposedly works from the kernel, which communicates with drivers(including the screen), so… Maybe Sony just set a minimum brightness setting that is a bit too high for most people.

  4. Derek

    It is possibly to run plugins in every game? Not only on specific one

  5. Vonotek

    I actually own 2 vitas: slim and fat and I was unpleasantly surprised at how the slim version’s screen is less colorful and bright. If anything i’d want a plugin to make the slim version’s screen more like the fat version’s

  6. Carlos

    I don’t know if this is a bug but if I don’t touch the vita about 1-2 minutes, and then I touch it, the brightness increases.

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