Testing Mint 13: video quality, better in Mint 12

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Testing Mint 13: video quality, better in Mint 12

Postby alquimista on Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:41 pm

Hi
I have been using Mint 12 for a while, yet I have had some trouble recently with Chrome (maximizing flash video windows) and with sound. I already posted on those problems in a different thread... The problems seemed to pup up just after a system upgrade. Before that... everything was perfect

I tryed Mint 13 Cinammon, yet its not working; the whole system freezes when I play youtube videos and don't respond. I have an old 2008 desktop with Intel Motherboard, Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM and 400 GB in 2 HDs. NVidia Ge Force GT 200 video card

Installing Mint 13 KDE its being ok; has been tricky to tun it up and have it stable... is more sraightforward with Mint 12 Gnome / Cinammon.

The flash and sound problems I had recently in Mint 12, do not show up in Mint 13 KDE; as a matter of fact, sound has much better quality in KDE/AmaroK than in both Mints 12.

The problem now in Mint 13, maybe not big, yet for a good movie it is: video plays much smoother and better in Mint 12. I checked the KInfoCenter and seems to be getting my video card ok. The diver info shows:
Diver maker: nouveu
Interpreter: Gallium 0.4 on NVAS
(and more stuff)
In Mint 10, setting the display used to call directly "nvidia-settings" software. I tryed to install it in KDE and just does not work: keeps asking me to run under root "nvidia-xconfig", and the command does not exist.

Is it just that... Mint 12 has better video player software / performance, as Mint 13 KDE has better sound reproducition fidelity? is there anything I can do to improve vdeo quality in Mint 13 KDE?

Thank you
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Re: Testing Mint 12 Cinammon, better on video playing than 1

Postby alquimista on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:53 am

I installed most recent drivers of Nvidia for Ubuntu 12.04 in Mint 13 KDE

NVidia X Server pannel now works fine

Font got improved... video playing is not yet as good as in Mint 12; same problem as before updating the dirvers: the image seem to break on fast video movements. In 12... this simply does not happen, its very smooth
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Re: Testing Mint 13: video quality, better in Mint 12

Postby J_C on Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:44 am

I too experienced a little tearing in videos, but while running Mint 12, not fully tested 13 yet.

I found switching off desktop effects stopped it. This is of course is just a workaround which is fine when settling down to watch a movie, but rather clumsy when just viewing youtube etc!

alt+shift+F12 ........ I think! :oops: Not on my machine right now so can't be sure!

Selecting 'Suspend desktop effects for full screen windows' in settings did NOT work.
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Re: Testing Mint 13: video quality, better in Mint 12

Postby alquimista on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:39 pm

Just solved trouble in 12 on sound crackling: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=108780

I have used Mint since version 9... 10 for a while, 12, and tried 13. No doubt: Mint 12 has the best video quality for my NVidia Ge Force GT 200 video card
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