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    VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    Hey All -

    I just did a fresh install of Intrepid Ibex. I installed VLC player to play movies. When I play them however, the screen continuously flickers. It is very annoying and I have no idea how to fix it. It also does the same thing when I try playing the movies in something like Movie Player.

    Any Ideas on how to fix this?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    This may be because of compiz. Try turning of compiz...System>Preferences>Appeareance>Visual Effects (Tab)>None

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archimedes0212 View Post
    Hey All -

    I just did a fresh install of Intrepid Ibex. I installed VLC player to play movies. When I play them however, the screen continuously flickers. It is very annoying and I have no idea how to fix it. It also does the same thing when I try playing the movies in something like Movie Player.

    Any Ideas on how to fix this?

    Thanks in advance!
    VLC 0.9.4 does have some problem with display; flickering, vision stops but audio continues to play. There is an updated version of VLC but I think that it needs to be compiled. There have been a few posts about the current version of VLC, so you're not the only one experiencing it.

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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    I tried turning compiz off and that did the trick. However, before I did a clean install, everything was working perfectly fine, compiz and all. Is there any way to get VLC to work along side of compiz? Thanks everyone!
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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    i've tried a bunch of stuff including resinstalling restricted hardware drivers and reinstalling vlc and compiz. My movie playback will flicker no matter what with any visual effects above none. This is really frustrating. Any thoughts would be very appreciated
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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    I had the same problem.

    In VLC go to Tools > Preferences > Video.

    For Output, choose X11 video output.


    That is all. I don't know if this is the best way to do it, but it works well enough for me.

    Hope it works out for you!

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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    wow, thanks. It didn't work the first time I did it, so I gave up for a while, but I came back to it today, after several updates and a variety of other things, and that X11 output did the trick
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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    This thread helped me. Thanks you!
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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    Hey everyone . I donno how these solutions work for you , but """turning off the visual effects of desktop""" worked for me . Have fun

    Im using Kubuntu 8.1 btw
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    Re: VLC Player flickers when playing a movie

    Thanks, I found this problem very annoying. But changing output to video X11 worked perfect

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