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:

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "disable"

Save, reboot.

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?