View Full Version : [ubuntu] Video choppy (flickers) on playback
February 10th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Hi, I just upgraded to Ubuntu Maverick v 10.10 and loving it. However, I have encountered a problem with playing any type of video whether it be Xvid, AVI, h264, MKV or AAC. I have tried many players from smplayer, mplayer, kmplayer, vlc, etc. but I am still having the problems. I have read some posts on here and I've disabled compiz, tried the X11 tweak and updated my Nvidia drivers. I don't know if I am missing some type of codec or restricted plugin because I have ample space and resources are readily available while playing the video. I am stumped at the moment, and thanks in advance for any help.
February 10th, 2011, 11:31 AM
Do you mean video tearing? Like this:
If so, try this quick and dirty solution:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If that opens a xorg config file, add this at the bottom:
Option "Composite" "disable"
February 11th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Sorry, I couldn't come up with a good word to call it. That helped, but it is still doing it. Thanks for the fast reply. Do you know of anything else I can do?
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