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Thread: Fixing codecs

  1. #11
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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Yes. The 610 supports video acceleration (see it here).

    When you are on 12.04+, remember to:
    • Install the Nvidia proprietary driver.
    • Install the acceleration library: libvdpau1. That would provide acceleration for S/Mplayer.
    • Additionally, if you want acceleration on VLC install these libraries: libva1 and vdpau-va-driver.

    Regards.
    Last edited by papibe; May 13th, 2013 at 03:34 AM. Reason: added libva1

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    I installed the geforce 610, on booting I started in low graphics mode. I deactivated the nvidia proprietary driver, thinking i'd need a new one. the drivers on the CD for the card are all windows 7/8 drivers and I'm unable to get the nvidia proprietary driver active again. I did get libvdpau1 installed but the others libraries don't seem to appear, I'm still under 10.04 though, for now. how could I get the nvidia driver back if the GUI method isn't working?

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Try this:

    Close all your applications and go to text mode console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1

    Login, and run this commands:
    Code:
    sudo service lightdm stop
    
    sudo mv -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf  /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bakold
    
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
    
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Finally restart your machine by running:
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    If you are still experiencing low resolution, it may be the monitor's fault. Try using pure HDMI, or DVI cable instead of VGA.

    In any case of trouble, please post the content of this file after a fresh reboot:
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    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    Please paste it here: paste.ubuntu.com, and post back the link to it.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    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?
    Why "still have to use"? You sound so reluctant I actually like Smplayer more than VLC. Use mplayer2 as backend it is really nice for vdpau.

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Code:
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    command not found

    I did get the driver installed again, it says it's active but not in use, and HD video is still choppy

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    Re: Fixing codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by Messyhair42 View Post
    Code:
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    command not found
    It's a text file, open it up with gedit, or other text editor to read it's contents.
    It won't run any programs, no matter how many times you type it.

    Also, did you run
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
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