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10bit video just plays differently in WMP

Hello. I've been a long-time user of Shark Codecs. I appreciate the work behind this. I always ever only used this Codec Pack with Windows Media Player. But off-late in Windows 11, I notice the 10-bit videos aren't played with good colors. Below is the screenshot of a scene from in VLC and WMP side by side. As you can see VLC has better color. VLC is on par with the Movies & TV player in Windows 11.

Can someone tell me if I have configured the codec settings wrong or something? I'm happy to provide any additional information.

Video track info from MediaInfo:

ID                                      : 1
Format                                  : HEVC
Format/Info                              : High Efficiency Video Coding
Format profile                          : Main 10@L3.1@Main
Codec ID                                : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration                                : 55 min 20 s
Bit rate                                : 779 kb/s
Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
Height                                  : 640 pixels
Display aspect ratio                    : 2.000
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                              : 25.000 FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                      : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 10 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                      : 0.038
Stream size                              : 308 MiB (91%)
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                  : No
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.709
Transfer characteristics                : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

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The difference you're seeing is produced by the renderer.
Although 3rd party decoders and splitters can be utilized in WMP, the renderer cannot be changed.

I suggest trying (using) the MPC-BE player which I personally compile, configure and re-distribute.
The linked version is kept up to date.

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