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    Fixing codecs

    I find when I'm trying to play high quality .mkv files (720p and up) in VLC I often get problems, the video will hang up, or part of it looks scrambled. My VC is a 512MB Nvidia card. I'm using version 1.0.6 and my Ubuntu version is 10.04.

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Have you tried using SMPlayer / MPlayer using vdpau as a video output?
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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Have you tried using SMPlayer / MPlayer using vdpau as a video output?
    +1


    Hi Messyhair42.

    Unless you are using an upgraded ppa, VLC does not support video acceleration on 10.04.

    Could you post the results of these commands?
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    
    lsmod | grep nvidia
    
    apt-cache policy libvdpau1
    Regards.

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    As a sidenote: Interestingly enough the next release of vlc will support vdpau...
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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    As a sidenote: Interestingly enough the next release of vlc will support vdpau...
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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Code:
    jason@jason-mobile:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] [10de:01d3] (rev a1)
    	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    	Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nvidiafb, nouveau
    03:00.0 IDE interface [0101]: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB368 IDE controller [197b:2368]
    jason@jason-mobile:~$ 
    jason@jason-mobile:~$ lsmod | grep nvidia
    nvidia               9961216  38 
    agpgart                31724  2 nvidia,intel_agp
    jason@jason-mobile:~$ 
    jason@jason-mobile:~$ apt-cache policy libvdpau1
    libvdpau1:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 0.3-2build1
      Version table:
         0.3-2build1 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
    I'm unsure what any of it means. however it may not matter in a bit, I'm hoping to have a new installation of the LTS very soon

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    As a sidenote: Interestingly enough the next release of vlc will support vdpau...

    wow that is good news
    still have to use SMplayer everytime 1080p is about
    mind you 720p been ok for a long time with VLC [in my experience]
    any clue as to when this might be released?
    Last edited by shantiq; May 11th, 2013 at 08:33 AM.
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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    any clue as to when this might be released?
    The newest version of vlc has been cooking for over a year and I am not sure when it will finally come out. You could take a walk on the wild side and try it right now:

    Howto: Compile the development version of vlc under the latest Ubuntu release
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2141949

    Best tried out in a Virtual Machine...
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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by Messyhair42 View Post
    I'm unsure what any of it means. however it may not matter in a bit, I'm hoping to have a new installation of the LTS very soon
    Let me see if this helps.

    This is is to determine what video card do you have, and which driver is in used:
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    From this results:
    Code:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] [10de:01d3] (rev a1)
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    We can determine that you have an Nvidia GeForce 7300 SE (or 7200 GS), and you are using the nvidia proprietary driver.

    This other one is just to double check that the driver is loaded and in use:
    Code:
    lsmod | grep nvidia
    and there it is:
    Code:
    nvidia               9961216  38 
    agpgart                31724  2 nvidia,intel_agp
    This one checks if the video acceleration library is installed:
    Code:
    apt-cache policy libvdpau1
    It is not:
    Code:
    libvdpau1:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 0.3-2build1
      Version table:
         0.3-2build1 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
    Does that help a little bit to understand the commands?

    Now regarding video acceleration. Your card does not support video acceleration. You would need a 8xxx series or above. So unfortunately, even if you upgrade to 12.04, you won't be able to reproduce HD video smoothly.

    If your computer have a PCIe slot available, you can get a newer Nvidia card that supports acceleration for about $40. There are several models in that price range like 210, 420, 520, 620, etc.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    So unless I find reason not to, I'm considering this VC VC as an upgrade (which is something I've wanted to do for a while). Will it solve my issues?
    Last edited by Messyhair42; May 12th, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

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