View Full Version : [SOLVED] VLC/TOTEM Choppy playback on DVD

February 12th, 2010, 01:20 PM
after trying to get a dvd i borrowed from the local shop to play i ran into a problem of having the playback all choppy.

libdvdcss2 installed

among other things i'm sure i didn't need (W32 codec)

here is what it looks likes, both on totem and vlc.

February 12th, 2010, 07:43 PM

February 13th, 2010, 09:47 AM
bump really need help for this, i stress it's a dvd problem and has no effect on xvid or avi's. seems to only happen with some dvd's.

i have restricted extras installed along with libdvdcss2 and libdvdread4

February 13th, 2010, 11:25 AM
That looks like the classic "DVD is faulty" symptom. If you look at the 'dmesg' command, does it give you read error messages?

February 13th, 2010, 11:34 AM
it seems the problem was that i installed libdvdcss2 using apt-get and not the synaptic package manager. after i reinstalled it via synaptic everything is fine. go figure.

Chris Edgell
February 13th, 2010, 11:50 AM
How did that go? Did you go into the terminal and uninstall, then install through synaptic?