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videos flickers under any video application

Postby Viau on Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Here is my problem: I try to watch videos on my new installation and the video flickers, not the screen, only the video portion of it.
What could be the cause of that, and how can I solve this problem?

Thank you

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Re: videos flickers under any video application

Postby garda on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:57 am

You need to give some more relevant informations in order to get help. Please tell us:

- The video card make and model that you have.
- The version of video restricted drivers in use.

Generally speaking, the problem you are experiencing seems to have been caused by Compiz, and therefore I suggest you do these:

- Disable Compiz and see whether videos still flicker.
- Install VLC from the repos (through Synaptic) and check if videos also flicker there.
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Re: videos flickers under any video application

Postby Viau on Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:01 pm

garda wrote:You need to give some more relevant informations in order to get help. Please tell us:

- The video card make and model that you have.
- The version of video restricted drivers in use.

Generally speaking, the problem you are experiencing seems to have been caused by Compiz, and therefore I suggest you do these:

- Disable Compiz and see whether videos still flicker.
- Install VLC from the repos (through Synaptic) and check if videos also flicker there.


Video card: Asus ATI Radeon TOP hd4850
Drivers: Those from ATI (Latest, installed them yesterday) 8.12 I think

I deactivated compiz and the flicker stopped.
So thanks for your help I know the source of my problem now.
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Re: videos flickers under any video application

Postby garda on Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:37 am

You're welcome. :)
You could try to follow the instructions in this post to get rid of that nasty video flickering once and for all:
[Video Flickering] How I Solved It (ATi Card)

It is rather old, but seemingly still relevant.
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