Thank you for all the help you're giving me. I know it's a lot of trouble and I wouldn't be trying so hard if I didn't already know that xv works with smplayer on my pc.
Last edited by Jenga-kun; July 3rd, 2008 at 09:20 PM.
It bugs me that I can't give you a solution. I'm shocked that the new ATI drivers aren't much of an improvent, seeing as I read they fixed bugs related to Xvideo.
Disable the proprietary driver in System > Administration > Hardware Drivers and see if Xvideo playback works better with the open driver. If your resolution is low, use the advice in part 5 of my how-to and set the correct resolution.
As for my now low screen resolution, I followed your instructions but I still can't get my resolution back (it's 1680x1050). I put in sudo xrandr -q into terminal and I imput the max resolution it gave me (sudo xrandr -s 1280 x 1200) and nothing changed, all I got was this:
And when I tried doing Alt-F2 and inputing gksudo displayconfig-gtk and my password I got no list or anything.Code:james@james-desktop:~$ sudo xrandr -s 1280 x 1200 usage: xrandr [options] where options are: -display <display> or -d <display> -help -o <normal,inverted,left,right,0,1,2,3> or --orientation <normal,inverted,left,right,0,1,2,3> -q or --query -s <size>/<width>x<height> or --size <size>/<width>x<height> -r <rate> or --rate <rate> or --refresh <rate> -v or --version -x (reflect in x) -y (reflect in y) --screen <screen> --verbose --dryrun --prop or --properties --fb <width>x<height> --fbmm <width>x<height> --dpi <dpi>/<output> --output <output> --auto --mode <mode> --preferred --pos <x>x<y> --rate <rate> or --refresh <rate> --reflect normal,x,y,xy --rotate normal,inverted,left,right --left-of <output> --right-of <output> --above <output> --below <output> --same-as <output> --set <property> <value> --off --crtc <crtc> --newmode <name> <clock MHz> <hdisp> <hsync-start> <hsync-end> <htotal> <vdisp> <vsync-start> <vsync-end> <vtotal> [+HSync] [-HSync] [+VSync] [-VSync] --rmmode <name> --addmode <output> <name> --delmode <output> <name> james@james-desktop:~$
Last edited by Jenga-kun; July 3rd, 2008 at 11:25 PM.
What did you mean when you said there wasn't a list? I don't think I've known anyone who couldn't set their resolution with displayconfig-gtk, even if it takes a few tries and they have to change their screen type.
Perhaps Envy will have even newer ATI drivers than the ones in the repo.
Unfortunately I'm still having some problems unrelated to smplayer and xv. One of my problems I think is with the flash 10 beta that I installed according to your instructions. It mainly affects youtube videos. Let's say I'm watching a youtube vid that's widescreen such as a wall-e trailer. I'll see strange distortions around the widescreen video and sometimes in the video itself. I recorded it so ou can see what I mean here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvSKxhA4bo
I'm also having a weird problem with nautilus. This is only affects a select number of my video files. On some of them when I pass my cursor over them they white out, and when I pass my cursor back over them they come back. And when I right click some of them a whole bunch of files white out, it's weird. I recorded this also and you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9NTsScQFIY
I'm glad you got it sorted out. Those bug fixes I was talking about must be in a driver version that isn't in the repos yet, Envy always has newer drivers.
Several people have said the beta 2 of Flash v10 displays artifacts and distortions, let me try and find the beta 1 for you.
Edit: I think this is the beta 1:
If you want a deb, here are the 32-bit and 64-bit packages:
Last edited by ubuntu-freak; July 4th, 2008 at 10:32 PM.